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{media-1}Balingup is a popular destination for our Bibbulmun Walking Break packages as, in addition to lovely scenery, the town offers an interesting variety of shops and some fabulous places to eat.

Balingup is famous for its wonderful scenery. Rolling green hills are shrouded with mist in the winter and spring brings acres of beautiful blossoms. Lush orchards, glowing sunsets and spectacular night skies are the features of summer, and autumn has its own amazing array of colours. It doesn’t matter whether you come through Golden Valley Tree Park to the south, or along Balingup Brook from the north – you will feel more at home the closer you get to this quaint little town.

The food options in Balingup are more diverse than in many larger towns in the south west. Where else could you find authentic French cuisine, gluten free food, triple brie and lavender ice-cream in the same town?

Many hikers treat Balingup as their half-way stop along the Track. It’s the perfect place for a few hours or a few days of rest, rejuvenation and preparation for the next leg of your walk. It’s also a comfortable place to end popular shorter stints from Collie or from Donnelly River Village.

{media-2}The Balingup Visitor Information Centre is open 11am-3pm daily and has information on the town’s attractions and accommodation. It also sells postcards, Bibbulmun Track maps and merchandise such as caps, shirts and water bottles.

Balingup district was first settled in 1859 by Walter Padbury, whose historic homestead Ferndale still stands on the Nannup Road. In the 1880s, tin mining and timber milling industries were established, and extensive tracts were cleared for dairy farming and apple orchards to supply WA’s booming goldfields. Balingup was declared a township in 1888 and is now part of the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire. The name Balingup is thought to have come from a Nyoongar named Balya or Balunga, who lived in the area.

Up & down the Track

Collie is 64km north of Balingup – a drive of approximately 55 minutes, chiefly along Grimwade Road. The walk between Collie and Balingup (81.6km) takes around four days, three nights.

Donnelly River Holiday Village is the next supply stop and accommodation provider It’s not a town but has a store with good supplies and walker accommodation. It’s a 56.2km walk from Balingup, which usually takes three days, two nights.

For travel details to Balingup view the Section by Section guide.

Accommodation & Services

Accommodation includes a camping ground, self-contained units and B&Bs. It has a few cafés and specialty shops, as well as a small general store and a restaurant (usually only open Friday to Saturday, and requires bookings for evening meals). The Balingup Visitors Centre will advise on the most current accommodation and eating place that are available.

There is some mobile phone coverage (only Telstra 3G and Optus). There is no bank. Cash is available via an ATM at the general store and PostBank at the post office.

A well stocked pharmacy is located in town.

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You’ll experience a warm welcome in Balingup! The Balingup Visitors Centre is located on the main street and is open 7 days a week. Knowledgeable staff and committed volunteers are very happy to assist visitors, offering a free accommodation booking service, information on local attractions, events and tours. The centre also stocks a wide range […]

South West Highway Balingup 6253

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Lot 82, Southampton Road Balingup

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Balingup Retreat is a heritage listed, self-contained cottage that is designed to provide upmarket, but homely, short-term accommodation options at affordable prices. Balingup Retreat has been recently renovated and is located in the centre of town and features a large veranda that wraps around the house which is ideal to watch the sunset. It has […]

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1 Spencer Street Balinup 6253

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Julie and Reyer, are a retired couple sharing their home and providing a traditional Bed and Breakfast above the town of Balingup. You can enjoy the incredible views overlooking the hills from their home, or if you prefer, you can have a relaxing walk around the property and marvel at the stunning flowers from their […]

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77 Bailey Heights Balingup 6253

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Natural Perspectives provides bushwalking adventures connected to Spirit. Hiking in small groups we explore a range of practices that weave us deeper with the living breathing and animate Earth. Practices such as mindfulness, deep ecology, qi-gong and sound meditations. These fully catered and gear supplied adventures run through the Balingup and Pemberton region. Eco Certified […]

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157 Jayes Road Balingup 6253

Handy Links

Balingup and Districts Tourism Association
Nannup Visitor Centre