Cowaramup in the South West
The Cowaramup and Gracetown region is where you will find many excellent food and wines venues as well as having a very important dairy industry.
There was a railway line that connected Busselton to Augusta and The town got it’s name from a siding that was on this line. The last train to use the line was in 1957 and the track is now known as the “Rails to Trails” cycling and walking trail that connects this town and Margaret River 13 kilometers south.
Just a short 30 minute drive from Busselton and you arrive here where you can experience some of the local delights such as nougat, chocolate, ice cream, candy and fudge that are locally made. There is also olive, nut, cheese and pastry products to enjoy.
Fiberglass Friesian Cows and Calves
As you enter this delightful little town you cannot help but notice the 42 fiberglass life sized Friesian cows and their calves that line the streets and parks of this delightful little town.
Spend a few relaxing minutes in the delightful little park on the south edge of the town and see the “golden cow on a stick” in the middle of the park.
These works of art are a community project that is supported by the local Lions Club and they are a great talking point and also a great place to get a family photo. In July of each year the town celebrates their cows by holding a “birthday party” that is referred to as “Deja Moo” and is a extravaganza where the locals as well as visitors join in a day of fun.
Great Vineyards near Cowaramup
Some of the best well known wineries in this part of the state are very close to Cowaramup as well as many boutique wineries. The Margaret River Regional Wine Center in Cowaramup have wine tastings for some of the smaller wineries that do not have their own wine tasting cellars.
Gracetown is about 10 kilometers west and the bay is called “Cowaramup Bay” and is an excellent calm swimming bay and is an ideal place to launch the boat or jet ski and also has some very good surf breaks just offshore. You can also witness some amazing sunsets from this bay.
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