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November 3rd 2011
Published: November 3rd 2011
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Rock is 34% iron
Some days life just comes up apples!

That is so true of Donnybrook, home of the Granny Smith Apple.

Actually it is quite a smart looking town with I reccon the best bakery in the south west. Just opposite the old Donnybrook railway station (now another good visitor info centre) is a bakery that has FANTASTIC BREAD and VALUE FOR MONEY CUSTARD SLICES for $2.50 ea.

Donnybrook also boasts the greatest free children's playground in the world. A very busy haven for young and old complete with BBQs and covered tables etc.

We free camped at Iron Rock Falls. Well, there wasn't much water when there so we had iron rock puddles. However, the pools make for interesting reflections with a novel colour shift.

The free camp was fun with 5 groups spending the evening in the traditional Aussie chin wag.

A short distance from town is the little town of Gnomesville. I think there could be towards 2000 gnomes, many with signs that play on the gnome theme - like Grey Gnomemads (nomads).

There are another couple of towns close by, Bridgetown, famous for its bridges and the shear bad luck of one of the bridges washing away the day before opening and the lazy little town of GreenBushes with a pretty little lake, a very interesting tin mine complete with viewing platform looking down into the entrance to more recent underground mining.

Have fun and enjoy the photos - better still visit Donnybrook.

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Bridge at BridgetownBridge at Bridgetown
Bridge at Bridgetown

This one has survived!
Donnybrook Railway - now info centreDonnybrook Railway - now info centre
Donnybrook Railway - now info centre

Passenger services ceased long ago.
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Donnybrook - Hotel oposite railway station

Passenger trains have ceased for more than 50 years, but the ancient art of elbow bending continues today.

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