On the Property
Explore our forest at your leisure on a range of graded and signposted walking trails extending nearly 7 km throughout the property, with information boards pointing out the many interesting features and wonderfully secluded seats to sit and relax. During spring & early summer enjoy the stunning display of wildflowers.
Mountain bikes are available for the use of guests free of charge - pick up one of our trail maps and explore a wide range of trails from easy to more challenging.
Our garden games area includes giant chess, basketball, volleyball, badminton, cricket and boucle, plus we have a full size Bocce court in a lovely shady setting.
A full size tennis court is available for the exclusive use of guests. Set in a beautiful bush setting beside our main lake with racquets and balls supplied, this is great fun for all!
The Local Area
The south-east section of the Geographe Wine Region is home to many boutique wineries producing world class red & white wines which are the equal of (some would say better than!) the wines produced in the Margaret River Wine Region. Centred around Donnybrook and the Ferguson Valley, sample the delightful wines from Mandalay Road / Chudacud / St Aidan / Smallwater Estate / Thomson Brook / Byramgou Park / Ferguson Falls / Ferguson Hart / Hackersley / Carlaminda / Oakway Estate / Barrecas .... to name but a few.
Arts & Craft Galleries
The Boyup Brook Pioneer Museum features a fascinating glimpse into the history of the area and includes a fully restored classroom, washhouse and other forgotten treasures.
Ferguson Valley & Gnomesville
A must do when visiting the area. Beautiful rolling hills, a picturesque valley dotted with vineyards, tall forests featuring the King Jarrah tree, and the ever intriguing Gnomesville...
National Parks, Lakes & Rivers
Explore the nearby Wellington National Park. The icon and central feature of the Park is the beautiful Collie River Valley with its ancient valley gorge below the magnificent lake situated behind the Wellington Dam. Don’t miss Honeymoon Pool & Potters Gorge.
Nearby Glen Mervyn Dam features a beautiful lake set amongst the tall forests, and is popular with fishermen, picnickers and water skiers alike.
Also take time to explore Crooked Brook Forest in the Ferguson Valley.
Many of the attractions of the local area can be explored on our planned scenic drives:
The Wellington – Ferguson Circuit: showcases the best of Wellington National Park & the Ferguson Valley.
The Country Towns & Wineries Circuit: showcases four fascinating country towns, delightful cafes wineries & varied countryside
Pick up the maps from Reception when you arrive.
The Retreat is well located as a base for travellers to explore the best of the south-west of Western Australia.
Venture south through Bridgetown to the tall Karri country around Manjimup and Pemberton. Or west to beaches at Bunbury, south-west to Busselton & Dunsborough and on to the Margaret River region – all an easy day trip with plenty of time to experience attractions as you go.
But the best part is being able to return to the peace, tranquility and luxury of the Retreat after your day exploring!