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Dardanup / Dardanup Shire - Cities, Towns and Localities
Dardanup is located in the South West region of Western Australia, just southeast of Bunbury (14 km) and only 180 km south of Perth. The gateway to the Ferguson Valley, Dardanup is located in a region of fertile farmland, sensational views and native bush. It is an area that has gained popularity with visitors coming to enjoy the wildflowers, wine tasting and bush walking for starters.

The original name of the area was Dudginup, although the true origins of this name is uncertain. With various meanings such as ‘a place of swamp reed’ and ‘burial ground by the water’, the only certainty is that the name is derived from the name used by the original Aboriginal inhabitants.

Dardanup Shire includes the townships of Dardanup, Burekup, Eaton, Ferguson, Padbury Fields, Waterloo and Wellington Mill.

Source: Shire of Dardanup

Check out our listing of Dardanup accommodation and Ferguson Valley 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.

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Port of Bunbury Visitor Information Centre

Dardanup Attractions

Dardanup Heritage Trail
• There are 15 historic and heritage sites in this 2.5 km walk around the town of Dardanup, with a number of points of interest that include the St Mary's Church (1906), Post Office (1895), Thomas Little Hall (the first Catholic Church build outside of Perth in Western Australia, 1854), Dardanup Hotel (1905), and the RSL War Memorial and Palmer Park.
Dardanup War Memorial
• Shire of Dardanup Municipal Offices, Little St, DARDANUP WA 6236
• Commemorating those who sacrificed and fell for their country in 1939 to 1945.
The King Jarrah Tree
• Wellington National Park
• At about 26 metres tall and 500 years old, this tree is one of the oldest jarrah trees in the world. This tree is pat of the Wellington Dam scenic drive that follows the river path some 11 km.
Ferguson Valley
• In the heart of traditional dairy and beef grazing country with rolling hills, picturesque valleys, beautiful settlements, rich in history and offering plenty of recreational activities. Ferguson Valley also offer a great drive through hills and valley, with views from the Darling Scarp across to the coastal plains and the Indian Ocean beyond.
• Have you ever lost a gnome? Well quiet possibly they may have come here for a holiday. This gnome village, located at the roundabout in Wellington Mill, is where you will see hundreds and hundreds of gnomes. Wander around, as it will bring a laughter to the children and a smile to your face. You are encouraged to bring a gnome from your hometown.
Mt Lennard Mountain Bike Trail System
• Enjoy the pleasure of biking through the bush. There are a number of trails marked out with signs of a push bike marking the way. To get to Mount Lennard from Dardanup head east up Ferguson Road. Turn left on Pile Road and about several km later you will see the sign on your left. Check out the local WA Mountain Bike Club for rides.
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Dardanup Distance

Distance to Dardanup
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Dardanup:
• Albany 329
• Augusta 160
• Bridgetown 82
• Bunbury 16
• Busselton 67
• Collie 54
• Dunsborough 92
• Mandurah 110
• Manjimup 118
• Margaret River 125
• Mount Barker 279
• Pemberton 150
• Perth 172
• Walpole 238
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate map.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Dardanup Maps
Bing Maps - Dardanup Western Australia
Google Maps - Dardanup WA 6236

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