Drive 1: Leave Kirup driving south along South West Highway for three kilometres and then take right hand turn for Cundinup. Continue for eight kilometres and then take left turn on to Dorant Road (gravel road). Follow this road for seven kilometres through heavily timbered country. The road will intersect with Balingup-Nannup Road.

As you travel south along the Dorant Road there are two forks which may confuse you. At the first branch right and at the second go left. This will not be a problem for those heading north. When you reach the Balingup-Nannup Road turn left for Balingup (ten and a half kilometres) right for Nannup (see drive 2). This drive passes through pine plantations. Is not recommended for caravans. For those wishing a break, or to stop overnight when the Balingup-Nannup Road is reached turn right and continue for half a kilometre, on the right is "Wrights Bridge" a location for camping, caravans, swimming, barbecues and picnics.

Drive 2: Balingup-Nannup alternative route for Busselton, Margaret River; also Greenbushes and Bridgetown. Route well signposted in Balingup. When heading south along South West Highway take right hand turn at 'the quilters corner' and 'tinderbox'. Five and a half kilometres from the Cheese Factory is Ferndale picnic area. A further six kilometres will find you at Wights Bridge where you will find facilities for barbecues, swimming, camping and caravan parks. Powlalup nature reserve lies a further two kilometres towards Nannup. Redgum Hill Bed and Breakfast is twenty-four kilometres from the Cheese Factory. For much of this drive the road follows the Blackwood River. This route is very scenic and well worth the time to see.

Drive 3: To Wellington Mills and Wellington Dam alternative route for those heading to Bunbury, Collie or Perth. Head south from the Donnybrook Tourist Information Centre for two and a half kilometres and take the Boyup Brook road on the left. Continue for thirteen and a half kilometres and make a left turn at Lowden. Turn off for Wellington Mill is approximately twelve kilometres along this road and is sign posted. This route is very picturesque, particularly in winter and spring, passing through rolling country-side and plantations. On route to Wellington Mills you may visit the Nittarni Studio on Ferguson Road; this studio has a resident potter. Also take time to inspect the King Jarrah Tree. This is well sign posted.

Drive 4: Donnybrook-Balingup via Lowden and Gramwade. Distance sixty-two kilometres. Drive south from Donnybrook Tourist Information Centre for two and a half kilometres take left turn on to Boyup Brook Road. Lowden lies some thirteen and a half kilometres along this road. Take a right hand turn into Lowden Road continuing until you intersect Bekin Road, turn right and Grimwade lies some four and a half kilometres along Bekin Road.

If visitors drive into Grimwade and locate the 'airstrip' road they will find picnic facilities adjacent to the dam. Bekin Road rejoins the South West Highway just north of Balingup. Alternatively visitors may wish to take the Kirup Road just under one kilometre south of Grimwade. Kirup is fifteen kilometres distant. This drive will allow visitors to see virgin forest, replanted forest and pine plantations.

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Drive 5: Donnybrook-Boyanup-Capel-Donnybrook. Distance ninty-four kilometres. This drive is intended for visitors staying in Donnybrook as a day trip. Leave the Tourist Centre and head north along the South West Highway. Argyle fruit is located at seven and a half kilometres where you can obtain fresh fruit in season. A further five kilometres towards Boyanup is located Lodge Farm, Bed and Breakfast. Boyanup is reached after travelling sixteen kilometres. Situated here is a train and vintage car museum. Look for signs on right hand side after the rail crossing. Adjacent to the museum on the Dardanup Road is a scenic picnic and barbecue area, located at the bridge over the brook. Those who wish to continue the drive should head back towards Donnybrook from the museum for one..
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and a half kilometres and turn right at the Busselton turn off. Drive for two kilometres and take Boyanup West Road on the right. Eight kilometres on this road will bring you to the All Souls Anglican Church. This church was built around 1932 and was originally sited at Ferguson. Boyanup West Road intersects with the main coastal highway - turn left towards Capel. At Capel visitors can visit the Bubbling Billy Tearooms for refreshments and to view an extensive range of craft items. Local vineyards and beaches are also sign posted. The Donnybrook turn off is indicated in Capel. Some twenty kilometres along this road is Iron Stone Falls which is now used as a barbecue and picnic spot. The Donnybrook-Capel Road takes visitors through dairy and orchard country as well as areas of state forest.

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