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Balingup is a gorgeous, tiny town with its own very quirky style. Blink and you have driven right through it, but before you do, you’re likely to spot scarecrows, jester heads, medieval horses and riders, or even an old-fashioned St Nicholas, and an eclectic mix of shops. On the outskirts are old-growth forests, winding rivers and hills, wineries and local producers.
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The Bibbulmun Track runs down the main street (past the visitor centre) so Balingup is a common halfway stop for walkers, and many of the nearby accommodation operators offer pick-up and drop-off services.

The Oak Grove Walk is a great option for those who aren’t keen to walk too far. It’s a 1.5km loop through the heritage-listed Golden Valley Tree Park, with trees from all over the world, and a top picnic spot, as is the village green, with its kids’ playground. Transit Park is a good choice for campers, meanwhile. The three parks have barbecues, toilets and shaded areas.

Aside from walk trails, active visitors can try their hand at croquet (Sundays at 9am in summer and 10am in winter) or lawn bowls (Sundays at 1.30pm). There’s also the local golf course and the tennis courts (court hire is available from the General Store). If you’re keen for fishing, the locals suggest dropping a line in along the Balingup Brook for redfin perch, but don’t forget to grab a freshwater angling licence from a local Australia Post Office first.



Balinga Cottages

Relax in the privacy of your very own beautifully crafted country cottage, with magic views of the village & surrounding hills. A short stroll to cafe's, winneries, antiquies, tennis, fishing and the Bibbulmun Track.


    • Type:Chalets
    • Wheelchair Access:No


    Delightfully decorated Jarrah & rammed earth cottages, with Jarrah feature timber throughout, antique style furniture & Sheridan linen. Very spacious with cosy wood fire. Feed the animals and enjoy the many festivals Balingup has to offer, or just relax on the verandah overlooking the waterways.``Visit the Golden Valley Tree Park, Lavender Farm, the Cheese Factory Craft Centre, and see the very colourfull Tulips in August.

    Balingup Heights Cedar Chalets

    Welcoming self contained hilltop cottages nestled in 35 acres of jarrah forest with stunning views that overlook the pretty town of Balingup. Five 1 and 2 bedroom cottages all with private and secluded settings offer a welcome retreat.


      • Type:Chalets,1 - 3 Stars
      • Capacity:21 - 50
      • Facilities:Conference Facilities


      Our 85 acre property is located adjacent to the Balingup Lavendar Farm , opposite the Old Cheese Factory and above the Bird Park Fruit Winery. The cottages all have something unique to offer whether you're going away for a romantic weekend, or with the family. If you're an early riser you'll appreciate the sunrises and feeding the birds at the farm house. If a more lazy getaway is your plan then relax on the veranda, glass of award winning local wine in hand and not a care in the world. For that memorable experience enquire about our in-house dining or personal chef service````Balingup Heights is pleased to accounce that the exciting new addition 'The Frog & Easel' Gallery will be available for seminas, workshops, social events, intimate weddings and exclusive accommodation. Official opening of this hand crafted timber building located in the premium position on the hill is planned for Autumn 2003.

      Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

      Spectacular views from 5 hilltop forest cottages nestled in 25 acres of jarrah forest overlooking magical Balingup

      • Rating:3.5 star


      • Type:1 - 3 Stars,Chalets,Farm Stay


      Private and secluded, enjoy stunning views from each of the one and two bedroom Cottages.

      Balingup Heights is one of the highest accommodation locations in the South West. The rustic country charm of this 46 acre property, including 25 acres of Jarrah and Marri hilltop forest, offers the escape you are seeking. The property overlooks the magical town of Balingup, the famous Old Cheese Factory and the valley of fruit orchards with their changing seasonal colours. 


      Spectacular Views

      Each of the 5 cottages are set apart in 25 acres of Jarrah & Marri hilltop forest, all with outstanding views of rolling green hills and surrounding countryside. They are fully self contained with fresh linen supplied and water sourced from a refreshing deepwater spring.


      The comforts of home

      All cottages are fully self-contained and provide TV/video/DVD, CD player, microwave, fridge, gas top cooking, BBQ, wood fires, electric blankets, crisp freshly laundered linen & guest towels, together with complimentary tea, coffee & home comforts. Balingup Heights is only 1.5kms from town.

      Experience the magic of Balingup!

      Balingup Jalbrook Cottages & Alpacas

      Premium accommodation in superbly appointed rammed earth cottages with king/queen beds, hot tub spas & crackling log fires ensure the perfect getaway. Beautiful parkland gardens entice you to wander the property to meet our exquisite gentle alpacas and be captivated forever. Enjoy wood fired pizza with a glass of local wine in the walled garden, or test your skills at the giant outdoor chess set. Experience the magic of Jalbrook. The hardest thing you will have to do is leave.


        • Type:Chalets,Farm Stay
        • Capacity:21 - 50,18 Beds
        • Facilities:Room Spa,Family Friendly,Functions
        • Wheelchair Access:No


        Experience Sheer Indulgence...

        Jalbrook Cottages set amid beautiful parkland gardens in Balingup

        Teal, Ibis, Rosella and Corella are all superbly appointed couples only rammed earth cottages.  Hot tub spas, pot belly fires, gas bbq, lounging day beds they are the ultimate romantic getaway.  All have king size beds, TV, DVD’s, CD’S and are fully self-contained.

        Red Robin and Blue Wren are two bedroom rammed earth cottages overlooking Balingup Brook.

        Red Robin is ideal for TWO couples with queen beds in both bedrooms, outdoor hot tub spa, and is fully self-contained.

        Blue Wren is perfect for friends to share or a small group and will sleep up to six people.

        Jalbrook is the venue for the Jalbrook Balingup Concert held on the last Saturday of each November. For further information go to www.jalbrookconcerts.com.au

        Jalbrook is also part of the Festival of Country Gardens www.countrygardens.com.au and will be open for Autumn Delights Friday May 6th/7th and Sunday May 8th. The main garden festival is from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November.

        Jalbrook is the ideal venue for small groups, weddings, reunions and workshops and has a great outdoor covered area with a wood fired pizza oven, and a giant chess set to test your skills in a walled garden.  A masseuse can be booked to visit your cottage and food delivered to your door. Newspaper is delivered daily. The Bibbulmun walking track is adjacent to the property and all track drop offs are complimentary. Courtesy bikes are available to explore the local village one km away. Balingup has some great cafes, a local tavern and a French restaurant. Balingup is an ideal destination to visit Margaret River, Pemberton, Denmark, Busselton and all the little towns in between. Experience the magic of Jalbrook. The hardest thing you will have to do is leave...

        Balingup Rose Bed & Breakfast

        Balingup Rose has the perfect setting for anyone looking to totally relax. The natural beauty of surrounding bush land and stunning valley views creates the perfect atmosphere to unwind.


          • Type:Bed & Breakfast
          • Facilities:Adults Only
          • Capacity:6
          • Price Range:$100-$200



          Traveling from Bunbury/Donnybrook, down the South Western Highway, as you enter Balingup over the bridge, the first turn left is Jayes Road. Travel 1.7km and Balingup Rose is on your right.

          We are centrally located to a variety of craft outlets, wineries, potteries and restaurants. We are also opposite the Bibbulmun Track. Stroll along Jayes Road, following the Balingup Brook into town, just a short distance away.

          The historic village of Balingup, in the heart of the Blackwood River Valley, is surrounded by forests, winding rivers, rolling hills, vineyards and lush orchards. First settled in 1859 by the Padbury family, it was declared a township over 100 years ago in 1898.

          Balingup has some of the finest accommodation in WA and is fast becoming renowned as an alternative destination from which to explore both the wine and the coast regions of the south west and southern forests.


          Balingup Rose has the perfect setting for anyone looking to totally relax and unwind. Balingup town is only 20 minutes walk from Balingup Rose. If you want, you can walk along the well known Bibbulmun Track (track is opposite Balingup Rose) into town for a cup of coffee/tea or lunch or visit the local Art and Craft shops.

          During the summer months, you can sit on the veranda with a glass of wine and watch the bird life as the sunlight slowly dims over the valley. The winter months, will offer you a relaxing ambience while sitting on a cozy lounge in front of an open fireplace and you can soak up the atmosphere of a once charming era long gone.

          Balingup Rose is situated on 5 tranquil acres and perfectly positioned on a hillside. You will be looking upon stunning valley views, beautiful gardens and fruit trees.  The property is surrounded by forests and attracts a variety of bird life.

          The original part of our home was built in 1927, the main features are - open fireplaces, jarrah floorboards, tall ornate ceilings all set in the scene of yesteryear.


          Our rooms has been tastefully furnished with a Queen bed, En-suite, hair dryer, electric blanket, reverse cycle air-conditioner, TV/DVD, coffee/tea facility, mini bar fridge and French doors opening on to veranda decking.


          Guests can select what they would like for breakfast from our menu list.  You can have cooked breakfast or both continental and cooked depending how hungry you are.

          Breakfast will be served in the Guest Dining Room between 7am - 9am

          Other facilities

          *    Wine & Port glasses, cheese plates, knifes etc. are located in the kitchenette. (Complimentary)

          *    WiFi service (complimentary)

          *    Pick-up & drop-off service for bush walkers (complimentary/conditions apply)

          *    Restaurant booking (complimentary)

          Hillview Retreat



            • Type:Chalets,4 - 5 Stars
            • Capacity:21 - 50
            • Facilities:Room Spa


            Hillview Retreat a place of rest & relaxation is situated on 7 acres at the top of the hill on Bailey Heights & backing onto the State Forest. Walk to Bibbulmun track or drop off & pick up arranged. Beautiful bird life & changing scenery depending on season. All our accommodation have fully equipped kitchens including ovens. Both Forest View Cottage 2 b/room & Pen-y-Bryn House 4b/room 2b/room have baths. Eagles Nest Penthouse Spa Suite is a very special place for a special couple. All have TV/Video CD players. Selection of videos & cds. Interesting reading material. Wood fires, Electric blankets. Air-con in Forest View & Eagles Nest. Linen/towels supplied. Breakfast baskets made up on request.

            Mullalyup Farm Lodge

            Accommodation in Rammed earth building. Ideal for groups. Can accommodate up to 28. Catering available.


              • Type:Farm Stay,Lodge
              • Capacity:21 - 50
              • Price Range:Under $50
              • Wheelchair Access:No


              Farmstay accommodation for your group be it workshop, comnference, retreat or just to relax & unwind.````An idylic enviroment situated on 160 acres. We provide accommodation in rammed earth buildings with modern facilities.

              Oakfield Country House Bed & Breakfast

              Discover the true Bed & Breakfast experience at Oakfield Country House in Balingup. Relax and recline in this spacious B&B. You're assured to return home relaxed and revived.


                • Type:Bed & Breakfast
                • Capacity:6
                • Facilities:Adults Only
                • Price Range:$100-$200


                This spacious B&B is set on 5 tranquil acres with beautiful gardens, fruit trees and panoramic views. There is something to enjoy in any season - wintry misty mornings, stunning summer sunsets and starry nights, beautiful spring flowers and changing autumn colours.

                Three spacious airconditioned guest rooms offer comfort and privacy. Rooms are King or Twin bedded with en-suite, and French doors open onto a personal area of verandah with table and chairs. Enjoy a morning cuppa watching birds flit through the roses and fruit trees.

                Relax on our huge rear verandah or recline in our spa and enjoy the stunning views of Balingup and surrounding countryside. On long winter nights recline
                in our guest lounge in the warmth of our wood fire burner.

                Ruth and Barry  welcome you into our beautiful home and assure you of a very pleasant stay when you choose Oakfield Country House.

                The Origins Centre

                Origins is a retreat facility for groups and individuals. Twin-single rooms and camping. Communal amenities, large fully equipped country kitchen and living area. Large space for Yoga and Meditation workshops.By donation.


                  • Capacity:51 - 100
                  • Price Range:Under $50
                  • Type:Caravan Parks,Health Retreat


                  Origins is a non-denominational retreat facility based on Buddhist principals. The centre is situated right on the Bibbulmun Track, 1.5kms from the centre of Balingup. Set on a beutiful 10 acre property with a fruit orchard, surrounded by bush. Origins is a wonderful place for a peaceful break. The Rotunda is an excellent space for Yoga, Meditation or workshops. Origins is also extremly fortunate to be home to a World Peace Pagoda built by Burmese monks. Excellent position for some lovely walks.