Now make your way to Orchard 1 Sixty to pick up your next ingredient and QR-coded clue!
Don’t forget to check out these Fun Facts & Things to Do.
Distance to next destination: approx. 3.8km
Fun Facts & Things to Do
Ever wondered how Donnybrook got it’s name?George Nash and other Europeans arrived here around 1842. They named the place after their home town, Donnybrook, then a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The eastern part of the town was formerly called Minninup.
In 1897, Richard Hunter discovered gold about 6 kilometres south of the Donnybrook townsite. “Donnybrook Goldfields Ltd” was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1899 and a mini gold rush occurred. At it’s peak, over 200 gold miners were camped on the goldfields.
Now the area is rich in food production. A fun activity to take real advantage of the wonderful produce in this region while you’re here is to go on a trawl of farm gate produce stalls.
The Donnybrook Boyup Brook Road has countless stalls along its 21kms, each one offering beautiful farm fresh fruit and vegetables, home-made condiments and often eggs as well. There’s something very special about buying produce direct from the people who grow it. Grab a few bags of the freshest produce to take home with you.