Balingup, Western Australia, Australia, is a small village in the southwest of Western Australia, about two-and-a-half hours from the state's capital, Perth. Balingup is in the Donnybrook shire, and is surrounded by native forests, orchards, vineyards, and farmland. The numbat is also native to this region, so keep your eyes peeled.
Balingup and the surrounding area is a great place to visit, especially if you want to escape the city life of Perth. There are plenty of bush-walk options; the most popular is the Bibblumen track, which runs from Perth all the way to Albany. The Mundi Biddi Track also runs through Balingup, and is the cycle trail version of the Bibblumen. There is even the option of kayaking or canoeing down the Blackwood River. If you want a channel, then you could always try mountain biking through some of the forest trails. If you are driving, then definitely head to the Blackwood River Valley for some wine tasting and sampling of local produce. Balingup village itself has several shops, cafes, restaurants, and a gas/petrol station. The cafes have great coffee as well as some yummy, locally produced cakes and other treats, most are made from the local produce from nearby farms.
There is a wide variety of accommodation options in Balingup, with something to suit every budget and every type of traveler -- from Balingup, Western Australia, Australia hostels or backpackers, to guesthouses, campsites, hotels, resorts, and luxury forest cabins. Hostels in Balingup, Western Australia, Australia, are the most popular option for backpackers, and are a great way to meet other like-minded travelers. Hostels in Balingup, Western Australia, Australia, can be quite expensive compared to other cities on the east coast of Australia; however, they are still the cheapest type of accommodation out there, besides camping. If you are driving, make sure you check whether the accommodation has parking available and whether there is an additional fee for overnight parking.
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