Often laden with low hanging clouds flanking endless lush green valley views, Chittering is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city – though it’s not a far journey from Perth.

If you want to explore somewhere off the beaten track that lets you reconnect with the world and mixes fresh food, fresh air, wine, meandering walk trails and real country personality then Chittering offers a weekend away without the carbon miles.

Not sure where to begin? We’ve done all the hard work to curate your weekend.

FRIDAY

1.

Check in to your accommodation.

From farmstays and B&B's to luxury villas with breathtaking views of the scenic valley from your own pool or spa - there is something for everyone. The Chittering Visitor Centre can help you find the accommodation you need.

2.

Make a dinner reservation at Stringybark Winery & Restaurant.

Chittering's only winery restaurant - grab a seat by the fire and be entertained by proprietors Mary and Bruce as you try their award-winning range. Stringybark's menu is hearty and delicious so make sure you arrive on an empty stomach.

SATURDAY

3.

Take a drive down the valley

AKA 'Tourist Drive 359' the scenery itself is much more encapsulating than the name. Meander through valleys lined with livestock, orchards, vineyards and wildflowers with the clean country wind in your hair. One of Perth's most stunning drives.

4.

Take a walk up the Ridge

The hidden walk trail on Blackboy Ridge Reserve is seasonally abundant in wildflowers, wattles, parrotbush and orchids. It boasts fantastic views across the valley from the lookout at the top of the trail.

5.

Visit the farm gate

Taste your food where it’s grown and meet the characters who make it their labour of love on the Farm Flavour Trail - avocado, asparagus, cheese, wine and much more. Don't forget to lunch at the Bindoon Bakehaus and get yourself one of their famous treats.

SATURDAY NIGHT or SUNDAY (WHEN A TASTE OF CHITTERING ISN'T ON!)

5.

New Norcia Tour & Dinner

Meander around the old Spanish Benedictine town and soak up a bit of history before dinner at the New Norcia Hotel. Taste their award winning olive oil and bread and (responsibly) get in to the wines and ale that the monks drink!

SUNDAY

6.

GOLDEN GROVE FRUIT PICKING & FARM TOUR

Pick citrus and take a tractor ride around the citrus farm with Rocko and the team, Taste their delicious fresh 100% orange juice.

7.

A TASTE OF CHITTERING

See you there at Nesci Estate Wine Farm on Sunday 25 August