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Bridgetown is the only heritage listed town in WA, and for good reason. With quaint preserved buildings and manicured gardens, Bridgetown is reminiscent of a bygone era; the old gaol and visitor centre provide information for those fascinated by history.
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Take your time and wander the length of Hampton Street, where you’ll find craft shops, cafes and galleries; and also the Bridgetown Hotel with to-die-for steak sandwiches. The Brierley Jigsaw Gallery, also on Hampton Street, is said to be the largest collection of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and features one of the smallest jigsaws in the world.

Bridgetown is also known as Fridgetown due to its chilly winter weather, and consequently locals have yarn-bombed (wrapped in yarn) some of the trees. It’s added some vibrancy to the main settlement and, according to good-humoured residents, keeps the saplings warm.

You can also enjoy the Bridgetown Winter Festival through June, July and August, with events every weekend.

For accommodation, you can park your caravan or camp at the grounds down by the river, or stay at a heritage hotel, motel or one the many B&Bs in and around the town.

The visitor centre has maps of the local walk trails and also a wildflower guide. The Mining Heritage Walk is a great short trail (3km) that meanders through jarrah bushland and weaves past old mining shafts, tunnel entrances and trenches. It also passes the heritage buildings in Greenbushes



Ascot House

Ascot House was purpose designed for couples - it has four bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. A luxury house, rated 4 star, set on an acre of gardens with fantastic views in a very quiet location. All this and close to town. The dining room features a glass atrium affording views across the Blackwood Valley to the hills beyond. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for you to cook up a storm for your partner group of friends. A great place to escape to winter or summer!



Atina Rocks Country Homestead

Atina Rocks is located within the South West Tourism Region nestled amongst many local wineries, olive groves, boutique restaurants and much more . . .


  • Capacity:under 11
  • Price Range:$50-$100,$100-$200
  • Type:Farm Stay,Holiday House
  • Facilities:Gym,Family Friendly


Sip a fine wine as you and your partner relax in our homestead for that romantic weekend getaway or for an extended holiday stay. Atina Rocks offers you a great opportunity to experience a working farm within an exclusively luxurious setting for guests wanting that extra-special holiday treatment.

Relax as you slip into warm sheets with our unique “Sleep-By-Numbers” Queen Beds (you both get to choose your comfort levels) and drift off to sleep on a choice of Soft or Firm pillows.  YOU decide what you prefer! Boasting a magnificent Country Style Kitchen for self-catering guests, an 8 seater dining table, Limestone Featured Double-sided Fireplace & a cosy Library to just curl up in front of a warm winter fire.

For the more zestful, watch in-house movies in our special purpose Home-Theatre on the huge 120” Panoramic Screen using High-Fidelity Surround Sound Audio System for your listening pleasure. And, if you are a gym junkie we have an upstairs training area, an office & separate TV/gaming room too!

Atina Rocks is central to the south west with Margaret River, Pemberton, and Windy Harbour all within easy driving distance. We offer extended services such as local Beauticians, Masseurs, Relaxation Therapy plus many other local treatments for pleasuring that special person in your life. We can assist guests with local attractions and events in your area…


Terms and Conditions and further information found on the Atina Rocks website (link above). 

Bridgetown Caravan Park

Nested in the heart of Western Australia’s South-west, Bridgetown Caravan Park is the ideal base to stay while exploring the nearby sights.


  • Price Range:Under $50,$50-$100,$100-$200
  • Type:Caravan Parks
  • Facilities:On the Water


Explore the forests and National Parks, wineries, heritage walks and trails, and some of the state’s most stunning heritage buildings.

Bridgetown was recognised as a “Heritage Town” in 2000. Being half way between Perth and Albany, Bridgetown is also the ideal place for a stop over or stay and relax for longer.

Bridgetown Hotel

The Bridgetown Hotel is ideally located in the centre of picturesque Bridgetown. This fully restored 1920s boutique hotel offers a choice of 8 spacious, luxuriously appointed and beautifully furnished spa suites that open onto a wide verandah overlooking Bridgetown's historic town centre.



The Bridgetown Hotel is ideally located in the centre of picturesque Bridgetown, the heart of WA's South-West. This fully restored 1920s boutique hotel offers a choice of 8 spacious, luxuriously appointed and beautifully furnished spa suites that open onto a wide verandah overlooking Bridgetown's historic town centre.

Whether it be a romantic getaway or a soothing break from the frantic pace of daily city life, the Bridgetown Hotel offers a holiday characterised by exceptional quality and service, in a delightful atmosphere.

The Bridgetown Hotel is where city style meets country charm, and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Beautifully restored in 2005 the Hotel offers spacious luxury accommodation, bar, cafe, a-la-carte restaurant, outdoor garden deck and boutique bottleshop within a short stroll of towns shops, galleries, breathtaking scenery and the magnificent Blackwood River.

While enjoying the regions many and varied sights, the Bridgetown Hotel provides the perfect place to enjoy a boutique beer or a glass of wine from one of the sixteen Blackwood Valley wineries and a meal prepared by our team of top chefs. At the end of your day you can return to your spacious and fully appointed spa suite to relax and rejuvenate yourself before tommorrows new adventure.

Exchange Hotel

  • (08) 9764 3509

Fully serviced rooms, also available for long-term stays at discounted rates. For casual dining during your stay, have a meal at Stinton's Restaurant.


  • Capacity:21 - 50
  • Type:Motel
  • Facilities:Bar,Restaurant


Functions can also be catered for by the hotel.

Ford House Retreat

Luxurious and historic, the rooms are filled with river light, spas, four posters, log fires, every conceivable luxury. Come, sip in the heart of the south-west.


  • Type:Bed & Breakfast,4 - 5 Stars
  • Facilities:Room Spa,On the Water
  • Capacity:11 - 20,18


Ford House Bed and Breakfast is set in exquisite gardens in Bridgetown, less than 3hrs from Perth, yet in the centre of the southwest, close to Margaret River, Augusta, Pemberton and Walpole. Rolling hills cloaked in forest, orchard and paddock make a perfect backdrop for historic Ford House, built in 1896. Best B&B in Western Australia in 2001 and Finalist in 2002, Ford House offers guests luxurious accommodation and many facilities. The five acre property with its 600m Blackwood River frontage is on the edge of town yet surrounded by dense forest.

Guests at Ford House enjoy large rooms, French doors and high ceilings at an affordable price. There are single, twin and queen size rooms, and even a larger than king sized historic four poster bed, complete with roaring fire, en-suite and bay windows. At Aislinn, also on the property, sheoak floors, amish quilts and en-suites grace both double rooms. One has a spa overlooking the river. From the sitting room, Guests can open tri-fold doors to watch the river pass them by. Warm fires, fresh flowers, books and original artworks enhance all rooms, as do TV. Some have video units. The intimate Cooks Retreat has every conceivable luxury from air-conditioning, spa and Foxtel to chandeliers. Of course it too has a private terrace overlooking the river. The latest addition, the Dormers, boast all the luxury of Cooks Retreat, with the addition of 5m high ceilings that allow you to watch stars go by.

Amidst an 8m wall of preserved fruit, breakfast is held in the Barn. Home baked bread, preserves, jams, roasted almonds, honey cured bacon and eggs all add to the morning delights of breakfast at Ford House Retreat. The Barn has century old, hand adzed walls has played host to unique banquets. Now it is also part of Wag Walters Emporium a mecca for homewares, with gifts for every conceivable occasion.

Glenlynn Cottages

Cottages on a 120 acres farm overlooking 5 acres of water. Great base from which to go walking in the forest, boating, swimming or just to enjoy a little R & R.


  • Capacity:21 - 50
  • Price Range:$50-$100
  • Type:Chalets,Farm Stay,1 - 3 Stars


Farm produces beef, olives for oil and wine grapes.

Lucieville Farm Chalets

Rural setting in the Blackwood River Valley. Accommodation in A Frame chalets, self-contained and with cosy log fires. Partake in lots of family farm activities.


  • Capacity:21 - 50
  • Price Range:$50-$100
  • Wheelchair Access:No
  • Type:Chalets
  • Facilities:Conference Facilities


Go horse riding, canoeing, bushwalking or have a go at milking a cow. Pets allowed.

Nelson's of Bridgetown

Budget, deluxe or luxury spa units to choose from, so something to suit every one. Licensed restaurant on the premises highly regarded in the region.


  • Capacity:21 - 50
  • Price Range:$50-$100
  • Type:Hotel/Resort,4 - 5 Stars
  • Facilities:Bar,Conference Facilities,Pool,Restaurant,Tennis Courts


Range of facilities for your use such as half court tennis, free in-house videos, hot spa in the gazebo and a swimming pool. Restaurant open 7 days a week.

Sunnyhurst Chalets

Our Swiss style two and four bedroom) timber chalets are fully self-contained with cosy log fires for winter and air conditioning for summer.



Each chalet has its own gas barbeque situated on spacious decking where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets or those lovely misty mornings. 
Unwind in any number of ways; lounge by the pool, join in at animal feeding time, try your luck on the mini golf course, stroll to the winery next door, walk to the river or to town for the more energetic.

Tweed Valley Lodge

Soak up the peace and tranquility of this stunning adult retreat. Relax in your spacious, luxury, self-contained ‘home away from home’ suite. Wander through the riverside gardens and savour nature at its best.



Tweed Valley Lodge is a 4 star adult retreat with a touch of paradise, promising you a memorable stay in the best accommodation of its type in the Blackwood River Valley region.

All suites are spacious, beautifully appointed and self-contained with private facilities. Each suite has magnificent riverside views from inside the room as well as from your own verandah, where you can enjoy the birds, the peace and tranquility.

Magnificent old Marri trees line the riverbanks, providing a stunning backdrop to the beautiful parkland garden setting. Here you will succumb to pure, unsullied tranquillity you probably thought no longer existed in accommodation so close to a town centre - yes we are just 2 km from downtown Bridgetown and only minutes from a variety of local attractions, galleries and wineries.

Every guest is awed by the surrounds of Tweed Valley Lodge. The views from your verandah and throughout the property are simply breathtaking.

The only early morning wake-up call you will hear is the natural kind, unselfishly offered by an amazing variety of Aussie bush birds that call the Blackwood River Valley home. Then you awake peering through nature's window - stunning river views and country garden aromas.

Daily bird feeding and bathing is a highlight with a multitude of parrots and other bird species providing a continuous flow of traffic along a natural corridor right on your doorstep. View some of our feathered friends.

An expansive sail-covered decking / BBQ area, attached to all suites via the boardwalk, provides a magnificent panoramic view of this riverside property.

The boardwalk leads you to soft, flowing pathways through the riverside garden where you can sit and take in the beauty and serenity of this piece of paradise.