The Beauty of Blackwood Valley

Blackwood Valley is a stunning picturesque region in Western Australia’s southwest.  Located approximately 260 kilometres south east of Perth, Blackwood Valley is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still conveniently accessible at around a three hour drive from the city. 

Whether you’re a tourist in WA or even a city slicker it’s the idea getaway location for a long weekend or even an extended visit. The charming nature of the towns situated in the valley is undeniable. You find yourself at a crossroad of stunning rolling hills and majestic jarrah forests alongside WA’s longest river

Beauty of the Southwest

There is more history and things to do in Blackwood Valley than you may think. The area is home to many wineries and exceptional restaurants offering a underpinning essence of culture and sophistication that is hard to match in WA. The Valley is also home to the only registered town in the state. Local tourism is continuing to grow as interest in the area spreads. 

Despite the growing popularity the town still has that quaint small town feel and the locals are a perfect reflection, known for their hospitality, knowledge on the area and passion for a good conversation. It’s safe to say that you won’t be disappointed venturing down south this part of WA. Check out the rest of the website and discover all the possibilities a town like Black Valley has on offer.

Blackwood remains one of WA’s hidden gems, and has proved to be a ever increasing holiday destination for families, couples or even the lone travelling looking to surround themselves in nature. Don’t take our word for it though, the best way to discover all the beauty of the southwest is to go and explore it yourself. 

Despite the growing popularity the town still has that quaint small town feel and the locals are a perfect reflection, known for their hospitality, knowledge on the area and passion for a good conversation. It’s safe to say that you won’t be disappointed venturing down south this part of WA. Check out the rest of the website and discover all the possibilities a town like Black Valley has on offer.

Why the Locals Love Blackwood

Sense of Community

Blackwood Valley has terrific senses of community. Perth is an small city in comparison to other cities but you don’t really have that sense of community until you reach small towns like you find in Blackwood. Neighbours are close friends and everybody knows each other. Come and see what the fuss is about.

Beauty in Nature

Nothing comes close to the scenery at Blackwood River Valley. They cooler climate and more rainfall allows nature to really blossom down in the southwest. You can sit by the famous Blackwood River and eat lunch or take a scenic hike through the woods and hills. Being so close to Perth, why not come and see for yourself.

Weather

Perth has some of the best weather in the world. But those who enjoy the sunshine but without the extreme heat that the city slickers have to endure, Blackwood river valley is perfect. Blessed with all year round sunshine and mild rainfall its the perfect place to holiday or raise a family and enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer.

Blackwood Activity of the Month

If you’re looking to travel down to Blackwood River Valley one of the favourite things to do while you’re down there is a spot of glamping. Not familiar with glamping? Think camping, but in style. Glamping, or “glamorous camping”, is the perfect choice if you want to make the most of the beauty of the south-west by sleeping out in the wilderness but still having some those creature comforts. Cool Cabanas Glamping are the number one go-to glamping Perth companies. They have been operating for over 10 years and virtually introduced to concept of glamping to holiday makers in the south-west. Cool Cabanas will travel to a location of your choosing (within reason of course) and setup a stylish, Boho themed tent. All with a proper bed and furnishings. What better way to spend the night in the stunning woodlands of Blackwood than lying in a comfortable bed, listening to the sounds of the forest. Call Cool Cabanas today and enquire what packages they have on offer.

What Inspired Me to Write About Blackwood?

Ever since I moved to Blackwood River Valley almost 6 years ago I feel in love with the place. Living in the city was great, I love Perth and all it has to offer.  I used to own and run a limo hire Perth company that was very successful and provided a great lifestyle for me and my family. But we felt we needed something more, I began to feel trapped in the rat race of the city. So, without much planning at all we packed up our stuff, bought a little cottage down in Blackwood with the intention of staying for at least a year to see how we liked it. And we’re still here and still loving every moment of it. We cannot recommend enough that you come down, either by yourself or with your family and just see for yourself what Blackwood is like and what it has to offer.

Come Visit

Towns of Blackwood

How to Get Here

Blackwood isn’t as far as people think. It’s a leisurely 3 hour drive from the city. Alternately there are Transperth Services as well private tours with companies such Casey Tours, & Royal Gala Tours