Best known for its apple and stone fruit orchards, Donnybrook also produces excellent wine, cider and fruit wine, making it an important part of the Geographe Wine Region. Donnybrook’s rich pastures, scenic waterways and native forests are a favourite make it a pretty place in autumn and spring. Donnybrook was once the focus of a gold rush when gold was discovered in 1897 mining ceased abruptly in 1903 after just six years.
Places of interest around Donnybrook:
– Glen Mervyn Dam to the east of Donnybrook, is popular for water-skiing and swimming from September to January, depending on rainfall.
– The Waugyl Sculpture Park commemorates the aboriginal origins of the Preston River and land relating to the Noongar nation.