Porongurup, a locality just 15 minutes east of Mount Barker, is home to the Porongurup Hamlet – a host of local wineries, vineyards, cellar doors, dining and accommodation experiences, a quaint village shop, craft outlets and of course, the annual Porongurup Wine Festival. The varying landscape includes expansive pasture, natural bush land, rare Karri trees groves, fern covered undulating glades and the Porongurup Range National Park (commonly referred to as “the Porongurups”).
For those visiting the Mount Barker Region, Porongurup is a must see location and tourists are advised to allow plenty of time (at least a few days) to experience what this locality has to offer.
Blessed with a laid back atmosphere, the range of activities on offer caters for every tourist and experience – wining, dining, caravanning and camping, wildflowers, romantic getaways, leisurely bbqs and bush walks, hiking, mountain climbing and the area’s crowning glory, the Granite Skywalk.
Nestled in a lovely rolling glade is the unspoilt and quaint Porongurup Village, with the Porongurup General Store and Tea Rooms at its centre. Established in 1937, with its characteristic local iron stone walls, the General Store has everything you need, including fuel, basic groceries, ice creams and drinks, collectables, local arts and crafts, newspapers and magazines, fresh bread daily and tourism information.
The General Store is also a local hub for visitors, with regular community markets and events.
Porongurup also hosts other wonderful community events throughout year, including “Art in the Porongurup”, the annual “Snow Ball”, regular craft fairs, long table lunches and garden festivals.
This beautiful mountain country community will leave you wanting more!