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Welcome to the Great Southern Treasures

A region famed for its biodiversity, wildflowers, breath-taking mountain ranges, rich farming history and world class produce.

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Embark on a journey of discovery

Between winding rivers and picturesque farmland to discover vibrant art, pink salt lakes and breath-taking views from the peaks of mountain ranges.

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Immerse yourself…

in the region’s Aboriginal culture and history.

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2022 Bloom Festival

Each year, the Great Southern Treasures’ Bloom Festival provides activities spanning across nine rural shires that make up the Great Southern Treasures region and their respective 21 communities.

The festival celebrates the renewal of Spring, focusing on the wildflower tapestries & town cultures that make up this amazingly diverse region, and provides a unique experience for an estimated 15,000 visitors, a mix of locals, and visitors from around the country.

Events include arts, crafts, displays, exhibitions, fauna & flora-themed activities, food events, guided tours & hikes for those who want more of a challenge, heritage trails, markets, Noongar culture events, open gardens, wine & dine events, and creative workshops.

Who can hold an event? Individuals, organisations, community groups, businesses – and there’s no minimum size requirements either! As long as it’s held within one or more of our 21 towns.

If you are interested in including an event as part of this year’s Bloom Festival, please complete the online EOI as soon as possible, to ensure your event is included in all promotions & the program of events.

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Bloom Festival

Expressions of interest are now open to participate in the Great Southern Treasures 2022 Bloom Festival.  If your business or community group would like to host an event/ workshop/ exhibition/ tour in the region, complete the online form to make sure your event is included in the Festival’s promotion here.
Spring is sure to be a Bloomin’ great time!
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The Horsepower Highway

Travel through stunning farmlands on the most scenic approach to the iconic Stirling Range National Park.
Get the interactive map to guide and teach you the history of the community groups responsible for each tractor instalment. 

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Great Southern Treasures Yoorn (Bobtail) Trail

A network of walking, cycling, and paddling trails located around the Upper Great Southern.  Providing opportunities to enjoy a varied range of recreational trail activities, this network adds significant value to the existing Drive Trail.  While most of the trails already exist in some form, the majority lack trail signage or interpretative materials. The installation of wayfinding and interpretive signage at each site is currently in progress to assist visitors in selecting a trail most suitable to their skill level, interests as well as provide a level of understanding and appreciation for the region’s history, culture, and biodiversity.

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Attractions

Festivals & Events

Destinations

Explore the towns that lie within the Great Southern region, and discover the diverse attractions that make these places so special.

Tambellup Gnowangerup Nyabing Pingrup Ongerup Borden Bluff Knoll Porongurup Mt Barker Narrikup Kendenup Tenterden Cranbrook Frankland River Rocky Gully Muradup Kojonup Woodanilling Katanning Broomehill

Immerse yourself in the Great Southern Treasures…

Witness spectacular mountain ranges, grand old homesteads, and luxurious hotel suites, then indulge in a feast of fresh produce straight from nature’s pantry, while sipping on award winning, world-class drops.

Those after a tipple or two will be pleased to learn that the Great Southern is the largest wine producing region, by area in Australia.

So, whether you’re looking to feast on the fruits of nature’s pantry, taste some world-class drops, or conquer the highest peak on an adventure trail – it’s all right here ready and waiting for you!

 


 

Where pioneering farming communities offer insight to the region’s rich cultural heritage, the Great Southern Treasures is a top tourist destination featuring spectacular scenic views and unique attractions, stunning flora & fauna, and genuine country community spirit.

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