Your guide to

The Ferguson Valley

EATING + DRINKING

Sip on your new favourite drop, meet the passionate people behind the labels, and indulge in the craft of local brewers who bring innovation and character to every pint. The boutique wineries and breweries in the Valley are a must visit. Here are our favs.

Wineries

Green Door Wines – where Spanish and Italian style varieties are served in cute carafes to sample at your table with a grazing platter.
Open Thursday – Sunday.

St Aidan Wines – multi award winning winery with local, seasonal lunch menu.
Open 7 Days. 

Willow Bridge Estate – The regions largest winery boasting a 5 Star James Halliday rating.
Open 7 Days. 

Hackersley Estate Winery – Estate grown wines, set menu long lunches, stunning Ferguson hills views. Bookings essential for the long lunch experience.
Open Thursday – Sunday.

Talisman Wines – Trophy winning wines in a stunning waterside setting.
Open Saturday and Sunday.

Breweries / Pubs

Bush Shack Brewery – Unique beers, casual menu, locally sourced produce.
Open Thursday – Monday.

Wild Bull Brewery – Family friendly craft brewery serving lunch.
Open Wednesday – Sunday.

Dardanup Tavern “The Dardy” – for a relaxing meal with country charm and hospitality. Open for lunch and dinner.
Open 7 Days. Opening hours vary.

Cafes

Ferguson Falls Wines Cafe – Mouth-watering stone baked pizza (GF option available) topped with their farmhouse cheese.
Open Friday – Sunday.

Dardanup Bakery – Award winning pies, sourdough breads and treats.
13 Charlotte Street, Dardanup.
Open 6 Days. Closed Monday.

ADVENTURE

Nature is your playground in The Ferguson Valley, offering everything from peaceful bush walks among towering trees, to all level mountain bike tracks and refreshing dips in hidden swimming spots. So, lace up your boots, grab your swim gear or jump on your bike - adventure awaits in every direction.

Hiking

Wellington National Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those interested in walking and hiking. The park’s varied landscape of jarrah, marri, and yarri forests, interspersed with rugged terrain and the serene Collie River, provides a picturesque backdrop for a range of trails suited to different abilities and interests. Here are some of the notable walking and hiking trails available in Wellington National Park.

  • The relatively easy Jabitj (Running Water) Trail, follows the flow of the Collie River from the Wellington Dam wall to Honeymoon Pool. This trail is at 12km return walk.
  • The Kurliiny Tjenangitj (Come and See) Trail starts near Honeymoon Pool, loops up through the forest and has a steep climb to a lookout, taking in the views before looping back (9.5kms).
  • The dual use Sika Trail starts at the Kiosk and heads north past Potters Gorge. If you’re short on time, head back at this point or continue to finish the loop trail (10kms). 

Crooked Brook Forest is another great option and this one if dog friendly. The forest has four walking trails ranging from a 600m wheelchair path to a scenic 10km trail with views to the coast.

Biking

The Ferguson Valley is not only celebrated for its stunning landscapes and vineyards but also as a premier destination for mountain biking in Western Australia. The area boasts a variety of tracks that cater to different skill levels, from beginners to advanced riders, providing a thrilling experience amidst the picturesque backdrop of the valley and its surrounding natural beauty.

There are a number of MTB trails through Wellington National Park as well as the Mount Lennard Mountain Bike Trails (Pile Road Area): This network is one of the highlights for mountain biking in the Ferguson Valley area, offering over 40kms of trails. The tracks range from easy to more challenging options, winding through the beautiful state forest. Trails like Grizzly, Wals, and Pallet are popular among enthusiasts for their diverse terrain, including tight turns, steep descents, and exhilarating jumps.

If you don’t have your own mountain bike, you can hire one from the ‘Kiosk at the Dam’.

Swimming

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to swimming holes in the Ferguson Valley. Wellington National Park is home to a number of picturesque swimming spots that are perfect for cooling off on a hot summer’s day.

SEE + DO

Set against a backdrop of lush green rolling hills, the Ferguson Valley has many unexpected hidden gems and lots to see and do. There are also a number of small, locally run businesses ready and waiting to make your experience in the Valley a great one. Check them out below.

Discover

GnomesvilleAt the roundabout which links Wellington Mill Road and Ferguson Road, deep in the Ferguson Valley, you’ll find a little place called Gnomesville. Hidden among stunning natural bushland, as far as the eye can see, is a community of an estimated 10,000 Gnomes! There are Gnomes from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. BYO Gnome to add to the community!

Wellington DamA visit to the Wellington Dam to see the amazing ‘Reflections’ mural by Guido van Helten is a must. 

Wellington Discovery Forest – Embark on a self-guided journey through the splendid jarrah forest, offering insights into its varied ecosystem, or bring along a picnic to relax and enjoy the  ambiance.

King Jarrah Tree: This majestic tree stands 36 meters tall and is around 400 years old! There is a boardwalk and viewing platform to access the tree.

Experience

Picnic Cheer – your go-to for bespoke picnics and locally-sourced gourmet grazing platters. Perfect for any occasion, Picnic Cheer will create a personalised picnic at our cabins just for you. 

Hinterland Escapes – can provide the wine, food, art or nature experience that you’re looking for and will use their knowledge of the Valley to plan your ideal day out.

Traaverse – offers transfers into the Wellington National Park, kayak and SUP hire, and wine and adventure tours.

Adventure Connections – offers fully guided nature-based experiences including, hiking, kayaking and e-bike tours.

Ferguson Valley Cabins