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Bridgetown - Cities, Towns and Localities


Blackwood River - Bridgetown, Western Australia

Bridgetown is a tranquil town, at the centre of the Blackwood River Valley with Nannup to the west, Balingup and Greenbushes to the north, Boyup Brook to the east, and Manjimup to the south. With its rustic charm and picturesque setting, it makes an ideal base to visit the surrounding region.

River Board Walk - Bridgetown, Western AustraliaThe area was first explored by Thomas Turner, who was tracking the Blackwood River in 1834. It was eventually settled in 1857 by E G Hester and John Blechynden. In 1868, the government of the day acquired some of Blechynden’s land, on which the town now stands. Officially proclaimed on June 4, 1868, the town was named “Bridgetown”, after the barque (ship) that carried the first exports of the region from Bunbury to the UK. The town was actually nearly named “Geegelup”, after the brook which flows through it. It was only after much debate, the town was named “Bridgetown”.

The climate in Bridgetown is like that of the Mediterranean, with mild summers and cold winters. With plenty of rain during winter, it makes an ideal area for growing fruit such as apples and cherries. Located in the Blackwood River Valley region, there are many attractions including scenic drives through rolling hills and majestic jarrah forests, historic buildings, arts and crafts, natural produce such as fresh fruit from the local farms, and a number of regional annual events.

Check out our listing of Bridgetown accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitors Centre
154 Hampton Street
BRIDGETOWN WA 6255
Ph: 08 9761 1740
Freecall: 1800 777 140 (within Australia)
Fax: 08 9761 1105
Email
Web: www.bridgetown.com.au
 

Source: our appreciation to the Bridgetown - Greenbushes Visitor Centre
for their contribution and images © Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitor Centre

Bridgetown Distance

Distance to Bridgetown
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Bridgetown:
  Km
• Augusta 132
• Balingup 26
• Boyup Brook 30
• Busselton 106
• Greenbushes 16
  Km
• Manjimup 36
• Nannup 46
• Pemberton 68
• Perth 258
• Walpole 156
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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