The South West of WA gets a lot of tourist traffic that mainly hugs the coast, but the inland region around the Blackwood River Valley is just stunning and not all that far away from the coast. Lots of rolling green hills, pretty towns and forests with the Blackwood River winding its way through it all. The Nannup-Balingup Road isn’t just the main access road between Nannup and Balingup towns, it’s also a beautiful scenic drive. Unfortunately, unlike the scenery when you arrive in Nannup, driving the Mowen Road from Margaret River is a little bit of a yawn. As of last year the road’s now completely sealed from the Margaret River end all the way to Nannup but it’s such a straight line from Margs to Nannup along the road with fairly low trees and scenery that barely changes that you’re kind of glad it’s now only a 35 minutes trip. But it’s well worth a look and a nice change of pace from the busy Margaret River region.