You can escape the city to this quiet country life in 3 hours by road and wake up to valleys filled with morning mist and tranquil forests.
The centre of a thriving timber, mining and farming district, Bridgetown is a prolific producer of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and olives, not to mention wine and cider. You can indulge in some of its flavours in the region's cafes, restaurants and cellar doors and cidery.
Many artists are drawn to the area, finding their inspiration in the Blackwood River Valley landscapes and exhibiting their work in local galleries.
Action and adventure are in abundance too, with a network of canoeing/kayaking, walking, mountain biking and bridle trails to choose from.
The town also hosts many events, including the ever popular Blues at Bridgetown Festival, attracting world class musicians and large crowds to the region every November.
Why not sample more country hospitality while you're here with a stay at one of Bridgetown's luxury retreats, cosy cottages, farm stays, guesthouses, chalets or motel.