ABC Open, Whats Your Story:
Cider through time, John Lucey from the Cidery at Bridgetown talking about the history of apples and Cider and its place in the South West today. Cider through time . Recorded as part of ABC Open, Whats Your Story The Harvest Highway is increasingly about Culinary tourism as discussed by John Stanley at a recent FACET conference in Manjimup.Visit harvesthighway.com.au to hear John Lucey and Barry Green talking about the Harvest Highway. Western Tourist Radio programs promote the attractions of the South West through interviews with local identities and businesses owners. Our programs also feature local artists in our Local Talent Time segments.
Other interviews include :
Di Cullan talking about the beginning of the Margaret River Wine industry and the Busselton Health Survey.
Bob Williams talking about the Lady William Apple
Annie Malone from the Natural Temptations Café in Bunbury
Roy Morris Talking about the Busselton Jetty
Kim Royce talking about Octopus Marine Charters
So where and what is the Harvest Highway? Click on the town name to find more.
The Harvest Highway is based on the South Western Highway: From Armadale right through to Walpole and including the byways - wonderful places such as Jarrahdale, Dwellingup, Collie, Boyup Brook, Nannup, Pemberton and Northcliffe - just off the beaten track, and well worth the exploration! Discover the town's various, unique attractions. Meander along the many tourist drives that are on offer and you will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful scenery and the hidden delights along these routes, stay at a Farm Stay or Rural Escape. Call in to the numerous fruit and vege stalls and collect some fresh produce. Not only will the price please you, but also the taste and texture of this farm fresh produce will bring back memories of a bygone era.
Need to stretch your legs?
Why not take a stroll along the well maintained walk trails. The trails, built by the local communities, often focus on a theme and will help you discover the history and heritage of these small towns. Or you can find that well-hidden patch of wildflowers in the spring or find some scenic spots that you might have missed.
Browsing the country stores with lots of interesting homewares and giftwares that you never see in the city is another diversion. Many artists have forsaken the busy city life to relocate in rural regions, and the various art and craft galleries located in the hinterland allow you to admire the artworks in peace and to interact with the artisan, or watch him/her at work. And, you may just find that elusive piece that will just fit in the empty space at home and also provide you with a unique souvenir of your Harvest Highway holiday. Take the opportunity to replenish the wine cellar by stopping off at numerous wineries situated along and adjacent to the Harvest Highway. These vineyards are usually owner-operated and offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to talk to winemakers and sample the region's fine wines.