Things To Do
Blue Sky Retreat Cottage are passionate about where we live and would love to share our property with those who come to stay.
Things To Do While Staying at
Blue Sky Retreat Cottage
Things to do within the local area.
For more information see blog…
Greenbushes the Hidden Gem
Blackwood Valley Towns
Greeenbushes Conservation Wetlands
Festival of Gardens and more
Located in the South West Region of Western Australia Greenbushes is situated between the Balingup and Bridgetown. Greenbushes offers the visitor a range of activities from viewing the buildings from the original historic tin mining days to the current Greenbushes Pool and conservation areas that have been converted from the old mining holes into the local swimming area with barbecue facilities and conservation wetlands with board walk and animal viewing area. Mining still exists with Lithium mining but what makes Greenbushes unique is the combination of Mining and conservation. There is also the historic amble walk throughout the town and walks around Greenbushes varying from easy to more challenging to mention just a few of the activities.
Come and enjoy Greenbushes.. also see the Blog Greenbushes A Hidden Gem for more details.
Greenbushes Pool and Wetlands
Situated on the Spring Gully Road be surrounded by the natural body of water in the bushland setting. Take a picnic rug or sit underneath the Gazebo for a BBQ lunch or dinner.
Interactive walks which give you some insight of the development of Greenbushes, from the indigenous heritage to the tin fields and timber industry.
If you like a challenge and bike riding bring your bikes with you. Blue Sky Retreat is surrounded by forestry tracks and roads great for bike riding. If you want a challenge bring your mountain bikes with you. The photo is our granddaughter tacking the most challenging hill in the area. Linga Longa that holds the state and Australian championships for mountain bikes is very close to BlueSky Retreat.
Located opposite the Greenbushes Discovery Centre.
A perfect spot for sitting and enjoying some peace and tranquility whilst having a bite to eat. Features some historical items of mining with information for other sites. There is art work displayed and benches for seating with quotes written on them.
Scenery is of a birds eyes view of the lithium operation, open daily with wheelchair access. Seating is available on the walkway areas with a gazebo to sit and take it all in.
The final resting place for some of our pioneers, showing the memorial plaque on the history.
Join the town of Balingup with the Medieval Carnival. Tastings and sales of plenty with over 100 market stalls, wine and ciders, Camel rides and Clydesdale wagon rides. Commences in the month of August.
Balingup Small Farm Field Day
Showing the small aspects of farming from the land, animals and cooking of fresh local food with natural products.
Blues at Bridgetown
This wonderful weekend of music happens every November and is certainly an event not to be missed. An annual event organised and run by dedicated volunteers showcasing rhythm and blues a wonderful event for all to enjoy.
Or just relax with a book and enjoy some chill out time.