The Governor conducted his tenth regional visit with a day trip to Chittering on Friday, 5th June 2020.
Chittering is just one hour’s drive from Perth, approximately 70 km NNE of Perth. During the visit, the Governor met with community representatives at Bindoon Bakehaus, Tiny Cabins, Nesci Estate Wines and Golden Grove Orchard.
The Governor is keen to showcase local tourism opportunities to support our State’s social and economic recovery in a post-COVID era,
“We need to support our potential tourist hot spots and I need to draw attention to them. Within easy reach of Perth there are a multitude of them.
Spent most of Friday in Chittering – many thanks to Cr Don Gibson, President; Matthew Gilfellon, CEO and Euan Martin, Economic Development Coordinator from the Shire of Chittering.
Visited Bindoon Bakehaus, Tiny Cabins on the Chittering Acres Farm, Nesci Estate Wines and Golden Grive Orchard. They were a joy. Lots to do and to eat for visiting families and very easy to access with the extension of the Tonkin Highway.”
The trip was conducted with the Shire of Chittering to showcase the area’s industry, tourism and cultural features.
Excerpt from Visit Chittering website:
“The Chittering Valley is nestled in the northern hills of the Darling Range within the beautiful Avon Valley region. With its untouched bushland and wetlands, vineyards, orchards, spectacular wildflowers and views, the area is a perfect day trip or short-break destination – stay overnight at a bed and breakfast, chalet or farmstay. The Valley forms a picturesque gateway into Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region where you can immerse yourself in the rural lifestyle and Discover Golden Horizons.”
- Takeaway morning tea and meeting with Shire of Chittering representatives at Bindoon Bakehaus. A bakery with around 40 full-time, part-time and casual employees and a frequent stop for a mix of locals, passing traffic, tourists and social events.
- Visit to Chittering Acres Farm to see the ‘Joey’ Tiny Cabin. Tiny Cabins is a proudly owned WA company based in Perth offering unique, ‘unplugged’ accommodation options.
- Lunch at Nesci Estate Wines with Cr John Davis, Deputy President, Shire of Chittering. Nesci Estate Wine Farm has over 60 acres of vineyards, and is also home to around 100 beef cattle. The Nesci tradition of producing fine table wines, ports and liqueurs is managed by Kevin Nesci.
- Met with owners of Golden Grove Orchard. Unfortunately the orchard is yet to re-open to the public, check their website for more details.
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