Balingup is a small town in a beautiful valley. It has a river, parks, main road shops and of course, the Bibbulmun track runs right through the middle of town.
It has a great tree park on the edge of town with trees from all over the world, around 70 hectares in total.
We stayed in the backpackers behind the post office, it's for sale again as it has been the last 3 times we have stayed. The current owner is by far the best at running the backpackers, not sure she likes the post office side though.. Available for the bargain price of $560,000 all inclusive!
Sadly, about every second house is also for sale and the town currently has no soul with empty or closed shops in the quaint main road, the ones that are open sell nick nacks or locally made artistic junk and not specialist hiking food we want... AND the pub has closed until it has a new owner ($1,275,000 if that is more your style..)
Still, a really nice place to visit and have a coffee and cake on the way through to somewhere else with a pub!
it's Our Epic Trip...
David & Christine are from New Zealand and are embarking on a trip around the world the slow way, on foot and by personal vehicle. This could get interesting!