Rustic timber cottages and historic buildings characterize the small, lovely town of Nannup, 100 km (62 mi) east of Margaret River. Several scenic drives wind through the area, including the Blackwood River Tourist Drive, a 10-km (6-mi) ride along a section of river surrounded by hills with karri and jarrah forests. You can also canoe on the Blackwood River and wander through the Blythe Gardens. At various times of the year look out for Nannup's popular festivals; music, flower and garden, art and photography, and the festival of country gardens that offers an artist's palette of WA's spring and autumn colors.
Holberry House. If you'd like to spend the night, check out Holberry House, a charming colonial B&B with exposed beams and stone fireplaces, overlooking the Blackwood Valley. The gardens are peppered with statues and sculptures set amongst a woodland of jarrrah trees through which Mount Folly Creek flows. For a small (courtesy) donation at the main gate you can explore the extensive gardens without overnighting at the B & B. Ask about the facts and myths surrounding the legend of the Nannup Tiger. 08/9756–1276. www.holberryhouse.com.
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