Experience a night or two, or a whole week in the jarrah forest of the South West. Listen to the sounds of the bush and breathe in the pure air. Spotlight for native animals, explore the walk trails, star-gaze our southern skies or enjoy the wild flowers in spring.
Starting and finishing just below the Homestead, five walk trails will take you through the habitats where you are most likely to see some of the rare and endangered fauna that live in the forest surrounding Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse.
The trails are specifically designed to give you a good chance to see the woylie, western ringtail possum, quenda and numbat. Walking these trails around sunrise and sunset will give you a very good chance of seeing some of Perup’s unique native residents.
Alternatively take out some torches and walk the trails at night for the chance to see possums, phascogales and possibly even a chuditch.
The Tone-Perup Nature Reserve is home to over 600 species of native plants – including rare and unusual native orchids – many of which are unique to the region. Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse is also a good base to explore nearby areas recognised for their beautiful wildflowers including Orchid Valley, Mayanup Reserve and Winnejup Reserve.
Not visiting in spring? Not to worry! Rare, unusual and iconic plant species are flowering at Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse all year round.
Many rare and endangered mammals and birds call Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse home, and we are the best place in W.A. to see them in their natural environment without cages or fences. As well as the iconic numbat, you are also likely to encounter tammar wallabies, ringtail and brushtail possums, quenda, woylies, phascogales and chuditch at the Guesthouse or in the surrounding Nature Reserve.
The bird watching opportunities are also endless with cockatoos, wedge tailed eagles, splendid blue fairywrens, red capped robins and many more bird species calling Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse home. The nearby wetlands and boardwalk at the internationally recognised Lake Muir is also an excellent location for spotting elusive wetland bird species.
Country drives & country hospitality
We are half way along the scenic driving route between Bunbury and Albany. The section of the drive near Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse takes in panoramic views of rolling hillsides dotted with historical townships, farmland, forests and wineries. Boyup Brook VC Manjimup VC Frankland VC Cranbrook
Within an hour’s drive of Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse are the large towns of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown and Manjimup, and numerous smaller towns in-between. These towns each have their own unique and fascinating histories and offer many different dining and entertainment options. Please visit the tourist websites for these towns for more information on what to see and do: www.boyupbrooktourism.com.au ; www.bridgetown.com.au ;
Only 60km / 45 minutes from Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse lies the small town of Frankland River – the gateway to the Frankland River Wine Region. With a diverse range of grape varieties grown, the region is most noted for its shiraz and riesling, with other varieties such as cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc gaining world recognition. As well as its wine, the region is also becoming well known for its high quality olive oil. Walking amongst the vineyards and olive groves while sampling local oil and wine will perfectly compliment your retreat at Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse.
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