The Blackwood River is the longest continually flowing river in Western Australia at 270 kilometres long. It’s a popular river for water activities such as canoeing and a great backdrop for a family picnic. Lush green rolling hills give way to the river’s wide pools and rushing rapids. Late winter to spring the valley comes alive with flowers.
If you are heading to Margaret River, be sure to visit one or all of these places in Australia's South West.
June – December: Whale watching.
Mid-August – mid-November: Wildflowers.
The parks remain open throughout the year but, it can be extremely hot from November to April and this is bushfire season: campfires are not permitted; parks, roads and recreation sites may have to be temporarily closed and events cancelled without notice. It can get very cold at night during winter and this is when the region experiences most of its rainfall. Go to the Bureau of Meteorology for more climate and weather information, including on sun protection. Read information on what to do if you encounter a bushfire. Visit Park Alerts for all park, road, track and trail closures before you go.
Commercial operators are licensed to provide a range of tours including nature and sightseeing tours. Search for tours at Tourism Western Australia.