10 minutes drive south of Bunbury is the small township of Capel, a once thriving village supporting the dairy and timber industries. Today Capel is a very quiet little town still surrounded by majestic tuart trees which are part of the last remaining naturally occurring tuart forest in the world.
The region covered by the Shire of Capel stretches outwards to include Peppermint Grove Beach, Dalyellup, Gelorup, and Boyanup. It is quite a short drive through the Ludlow Forest to Peppermint Grove Beach, a quiet seaside hamlet on the clear waters of Geographe Bay, or inland to the Ferguson Valley.
Some key points of attraction in and around capel include:
– the tall tuart trees
– Ludlow Forest
– Peppermint Grove beach
– historic Wonnerup House
– the old Capel cemetary
– Capel Vale winery and restaurant
– Ironstone Gulley Falls waterfall