In the heart of the beautiful Blackwood River Valley is Bridgetown. Three hours drive south of Perth, the town is famous for its misty mornings, rolling hills and a stunning location next to the Blackwood River. With its valleys and steep slopes, tall forests and wonderful scenic drives, it is one of the most picturesque towns in Western Australia. The old world charm and warm hospitality of Bridgetown makes it a unique destination for those who cherish the less hectic side of life. Bridgetown is the centre of a thriving and attractive district where, apart from tourism, the major industries are timber, mining and horticulture (fruits, vegetables, nuts, olives, wineries). The town boasts galleries, wineries, a cidery, cafes and restaurants, a variety of accommodation, bushwalks, great mountain-biking and more! Bridgetown is renowned for hosting events and festivals such as: Summer Soiree in February, The Lawn Tennis Championship Tournament at Easter, State Downriver Kayaking Championships in August, The Bridgetown Bowling Gala and the Blackwood Classic Power Boat Race in September, the Blackwood Marathon in October, the festival of Country Gardens, and the Bridgetown Agricultural Show in November. Every year in November, Bridgetown comes alive with the Blues at Bridgetown Festival. This event grows in popularity every year, attracting world class musicians and large crowds.