Answers to common questions

How far is the Cabin from Bridgetown?
The Cabin is located a short 10-minute drive from Bridgetown, off Rifle Range Road.
What activities can we do in Bridgetown and surrounds?
For information on activities or events in Bridgetown go to the Visitor Centre at 154 Hampton St, Bridgetown or call them on (08) 9761 1740. Recommended activities in the greater Bridgetown area include:
+ Native forest bush-walks at the Bridgetown Jarrah Park – a 20-minute drive along the beautiful Brockman Highway (See the “What bush walks are available?” FAQ for more details).
+ Bridgetown has an art walk, go to Bridgetown Discovery for more details.
+ The Blackwood River Arts Trail is held annually, around Easter, go to Blackwood River Arts Trail for more details.
+ Farm tours, run by the Southern Forests Food Council (08) 9772 4180.
+ The Great Forest Trees Drive in the Shannon National Park – a 48 km drive trail against a backdrop of karri forest.
+ Gavin and Mel Boot of Australian Truffle Traders lead tours on their family farm – M: 0407 730 223.
+ Sunnyhurst Winery Estate, 18 (Lot 16) Doust Street, Bridgetown – open Thu-Sun 11am to 5pm and open all Public Holidays – M: 0437 846 610 / 0429 184 620
+ John and Linda Stanly do guided garden tours at Chestnut Brae Farm, 15 minutes South of Nannup on 106 McKittrick Rd (off Chalwell Rd), Carlotta, Nannup. GPS coordinates 34°4′59″ S 115°48′15″ E – Visit the farm and the gardens by appointment: +61 (0) 409 104 120 (Linda); +61 (0) 407 809 914 (John).
Can I book for one night only?
No, our minimum stay is two nights.
How many people can Forest Edge accommodate?
Comfortably, the cabin accommodates two people. However, there is overflow accommodation (all in the same space) for another two in the cabin, one on trundle bed and one on large sofa made up as bed. In addition, a further two people can be accommodated in the on-site retro caravan.
What is supplied with the room?
All linen and towels plus toiletries are supplied with the room. Coffee, tea, sugar and milk are also provided. Other food requirements can be purchased from one of the well-stocked supermarkets in Bridgetown, open 7 days a week, only a 10-minute drive away.
What is included in the kitchen?
All crockery, cutlery, glassware and cookware is provided. There is a combination microwave and convection oven, 4-burner hot plate, electric kettle and full-size refrigerator.
Is there a laundry?
Yes, there is an on-site laundry with washer and dryer. Laundry powder is provided for guest use.
Is there a barbecue?
Yes, there is a gas barbecue provided. If you should empty the gas bottle, you can get it refilled at the BP petrol station at 43 Hampton Street, Bridgetown, and we will reimburse you at the end of your stay.
Is there air conditioning?
Yes, the cabin has reverse cycle air conditioning.
Is there a TV/Netflix?
Yes, there is a TV with a “Guest channel” for Netflix access. Instructions are on the shelf under the TV.
What restaurants or cafes are there in Bridgetown?
Cafe options include:
+ Barking Cow Cafe at 88 Hampton Street (main street), Bridgetown
+ Vietnamese Cafe at 86 Hampton Street
+ The Mulberry Tree at 122 Hampton Street.
Restaurant options in Bridgetown include:
+ Bridgetown Pottery-Restaurant
+ Nelsons
+ Scotts Tavern
+ Freemasons Hotel
+ Bridgetown Hotel.
+ Just out of town, The Cidery also has reasonable, casual lunchtime meals and their leafy courtyard is the best place to be on a sunny day. They are at 43 Gifford Road, Bridgetown.
+ The Truffle and Wine Co. Restaurant and Cellar Door, 490 Seven Day Road, Manjimup.
What bush walks are available?
There are several walking tracks through the forest, starting from our front gate. Feel free to walk through any part of the forest, but please keep vehicles on gravel roads only.
+ The longest walking trails are to the west of the main gate – a 40-minute walk if you turn left at the gate and then keep turning right, which will lead you back to the front gate. A shorter walk (20 minutes) is to the east of the main gate, turning right at the gate and from there keeping left, until you return back to the front gate.
+ There is a beautiful walk along the Blackwood River, The Geegelup Heritage Trail, starting at the Blackwood River Park at 4 Hampton Street, Bridgetown, on the south side of the bridge.
+ A 20-minute drive from the Cabin along the picturesque Brockman Highway, you will find the Bridgetown Jarrah Park – a magnificent old growth forest walking trail. To get there, drive 3kms back toward Bridgetown along Southwestern Highway and before the bridge over the Blackwood River turn left to Nannup along the Brockman Highway. Follow this road for about 17 kms until you see the well-signed turn off to the right, marked Bridgetown Jarrah Park. About 100 metres up the track, there is an area to park and information board that tells you what to expect in the area including Marri, Karri, Blackbutt (Yarri), Sheoak and Banksia. The longest walking trail is just a combination of the several smaller trails. The full 6km Blackbutt Trail is a beauty.
What is provided with the caravan?
The caravan has a deck with a view. Inside there is a double bed, seating area and outdoor bathroom with hot and cold shower, WC and basin. There is cold running water inside and simple coffee/tea facilities. The caravan is only used as overflow accommodation for the cabin. It is not available for separate rental.
Are there markets?
On alternate Sundays the Bridgetown Riverside Markets operate from the Bridgetown River Park. Entry via the South Western Hwy, beside the Blackwood River, just south of the bridge. Sunday 12 December 2021 from 7am-12pm and fortnightly thereafter.
When is the Bridgetown Blues Festival?
The Bridgetown Blues Festival weekend is held in mid-November each year.

What other festivals are there in the area?

As well as Blues Bridgetown, the area hosts a number of festivals each year, including:
+ Nannup Music Festival held in March
+ Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival held in July
+ The Taste of the Blackwood Festival held in mid-August
+ Festival of Country Gardens held in the first week of November
+ Blackwood Marathon Relay is held annually on the last Saturday of October
+ The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival is held in December.
Where is the Museum?
The Old Gaol Museum and the Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitors Information Centre are at 154 Hampton Road, Bridgetown (the main road). They provide information for visitors interested in history, nature and other leisure activities.
Are there Art Galleries to visit?
+ The Rabbit Hole, 87 Hampton Street, Bridgetown (open from 10 am)
+ Tinkahill Studio and Gallery, 10 Steere Street, Bridgetown.
What is check-in and check-out time?
You can check in from 3pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Where can we swim?
Greenbushes Pool, a natural swimming hole in Greenbushes, is a 20-minute drive north of the cabin. Fonty’s Pool on Seven Day Road, south-west of Manjimup is a little over half an hour’s drive south of the cabin. Bridgetown Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool on the corner of Gifford Road and Steere Street.

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