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Margaret River to Perth via Nannup &Ballingup

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Margaret River to Perth via Nannup &Ballingup

Hi there,

First time posting on TA forums and hoping for some kind advice thanks.

I've seen on this forum that the drive between Ballingup and Nannup is particularly scenic. Is it possible to drive back to Perth from Margaret River via these towns and this scenic route? Will they be on sealed roads and how long will it take?

Thanks very much advance!

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1. Re: Margaret River to Perth via Nannup &Ballingup

You can map the route on


using the Get Directions feature. Add stops for Nannup and Balingup . It will show the roads and give distances and estimated driving times. All the roads will be sealed, though some will be winding and care should be taken.

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2. Re: Margaret River to Perth via Nannup &Ballingup

Yes you can.

The most direct way (via Rosa Brook Rd & Mowen Rd) is sealed only until Sues Rd. It would be tempting to continue along the unsealed portion of Mowen Rd however I doubt a car rental company will allow driving on unsealed roads...even if suitable for 2 wheel drive. Instead, at the junction of Mowen Rd and Sues Rd you turn right onto Sues Rd, continue until you reach Brockman Hwy, turn left and on to Nannup and Balingup.

Alternatively you can head south from Margaret River along Bussell Hwy and turn left into Brockman Hwy.

From Balingup you can either continue to Donnybrook and Bunbury and return to Perth via Forrest Hwy...or turn off at Boyanup and return to Perth via SouthWest Hwy.

Total driving time - via Forrest Hwy - (non-stop) approx 5.5hrs

via SouthWest Hwy - (non-stop) closer to 6 hrs

Edited: 5:20 am, May 08, 2011
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3. Re: Margaret River to Perth via Nannup &Ballingup

Thanks for the advice!

4. Re: Margaret River to Perth via Nannup &Ballingup

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