NannupOn 1. March 2020 by Cookie
Nannup is located only 70 km to the east from Margaret River and is surrounded by seemingly endless forests. Only driving along the road into town makes you think about leaving breadcrumbs.
Poor, powerless travellers that we were, we were nicely welcomed by the lady at the reception of the Caravanpark and were, although it was only 10 in the morning, allowed to occupy a site that was just recently vacated by another camper. (What a refreshing change from the “check-in from 1 p.m.!” rule we have encountered so often in the past.)
The town itself is charming, and because we liked Nannup at first sight, we had already booked in for two nights. We were lucky to arrive at the beginning of the week, because on the next weekend the Nannup Music Festival was about to begin. They were already busy preparing the festival area, and we were told several times what a pity it was that we were not going to stay that long. But 200 AUD für the festival pass was just a little more than we were willing to spend…
So we just enjoyed the powered site and the nice views, and that the sun came out once in a while.
(Find the kangaroo!)
We strolled through the town, enjoyed the pies from the bakery and were amused by the local folklore. My favourite story was the one where the newly built railway linked to Nannup in 1909. The first train was scheduled to arrive on march 31st, but it was five days early. The whole town was out on the racetrack, but the mayor heard the whistles of the incoming train and raced his horse back to the railway station, to welcome the first train into Nannup.
Very impressive also how high the floods have been throughout the years. Hard to believe, as the Blackwood river was looking so picturesque in its course.