Workshops & Events

Enjoy a beautiful day and learn a new skill at one of our diverse workshops or events.

A variety of workshops will be offered throughout the year.

There will be cooking workshops such as cheese making, chutneys, jams and raw foods.

Art Workshops such as water colours, chalk pastels and mixed media will spark your creative side.

Watch this space for upcoming workshops and dates.

Upcoming Workshops & Events



Dingup House Concert w/ Tanya Ransom and Tracey Barnett – Sun, January 20th

Beloved Bridgetown singer-songwriter Tracey Barnett and Kimberley songstress Tanya Ransom will be sharing their kindred music styles for a one off show at Dingup House on Sunday 20th January from 3pm.

After a short tour together last Summer, they have been patiently awaiting an opportunity to collaborate again. Both their musical style and their individual careers have complimented the other, with both releasing new albums in 2017 and receiving nominations for ‘Best Regional Act’ at the West Australian Music Industry Awards for 2 years running.

Barnett was fortunate enough to be awarded the title this year, but says it could have been anyone’s. “I know all the nominees, how hard they work, and how talented they are! It was a huge surprise and a great honour to win, but I feel all of us were deserving.” The awards night was Barnett’s first stop after returning from a month long tour of Victoria and NSW, and expressed it was the ultimate welcome.

Tanya Ransom is visiting the region as part of a national tour sharing her soulful folk blues from her debut album ‘It Is What It Is’ (2013) and sophomore album “The Art Of Departing’ (2017). The Broome musician has performed at multiple festivals and was a standout at Nannup Music Festival in 2018. “Tanya Ransom exudes beauty, from her music and her performance. She delivers with strength and passion, radiating her Kimberley glow. Her shows at Nannup Music Festival are always loved, from the audience and fellow musicians who embrace her magic.” commented Nannup Music Festival’s Music Director, Phaedra Watts.

Together the pair hand-picked Dingup House for this special event. The Rustic atmosphere of ‘ The Barn’ lends itself to their style of music. Owners Chris Utech and Philip Salvage are just as excited as the musicians. “This is a community event to bring families out for an afternoon of live music. We invite you to bring your chairs or picnic rugs and enjoy the country atmosphere. Kick back relax, dance if you like, and listen to some entertaining stories and great music.”

Tickets are $20 (under 16’s free). More information is available by phoning Chris at Dingup House on 0407 193 231.

Tanya Ransom –
Tracey Barnett –


Wedding & Event Fair – Southern Forests & Valleys Weddings – Sun, April 14th

Planning a wedding or event in the Southern Forests & Valleys Region of Walpole, Northcliffe, Pemberton, Manjimup, Bridgetown, Greenbushes, Nannup or surrounds – then come along for all your wedding or event inspiration & suppliers!

Bridal Fashion Show • Beautiful Outdoor Venue • Meet local Suppliers & Venues

A great excuse to explore the South-West!


Past Workshops & Events



Festival of Country Gardens – Thurs 1 to Sunday 4 November

Chris and Philip welcome you to historic Dingup House (c 1870). The rambling homestead and beautiful gardens are a hidden gem of old Australian charm situated in the gateway to the southern forests of Western Australia.

Located six kilometres from the town of Manjimup and only 3 hours from Perth, set on 45 acres of beautiful countryside. The lovely expansive gardens boast 100 year old or more trees of all varieties, such as cypress, elms, ornamental pear, loads of fruit trees and the list goes on. Rolling lawns will lead you through the garden and delight you with the variety of flowering plants and birds and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy. Visit our rustic barn, which has recently been restored for weddings and functions. Take time to spoil yourself with a Devonshire tea in the garden.

Chris and Philip Utech 0407 193 231

269 Dingup Road Manjimup. Turn left from South West Highway onto Muir Highway then left into Dingup Road, Manjimup.

Entry: $5.
Devonshire Teas, Tea and Coffee (small charge), toilet,
Luxury Accomodation available


Back to Dingup,
A 150 year anniversary for Dingup House. – Sat, October 13th

An open invitation for people to step back in time and visit one of the Southern Forests oldest homesteads.
Come dressed in period costume, 1880-1900s.
Enjoy Market stalls, food and wine stalls, Devonshire tea.
Traditional games such as apple bobbing, quoites, croquet.
Sing and dance along to old time tunes with ‘The Pioneer Bush Band’.
A fun family day out.

For More details contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.


Macrame and Recycled crocheted rug Workshop – Sat, September 22nd

Join Sharna Bennett and Crazee Mamma in a fun day learning to Macrame. The workshop includes all your materials to get you started on two projects. A beautiful crocheted recycled rag floor rug and a decorative macrame plant hanger.

You will also be provided with morning tea and afternoon tea.
BYO lunch.
Cost for the whole day is $160/person.
To register for the workshop Contact Chris on 0407193231
Or email

June and July

Truffle Hunt & Cooking with Truffles – Sat, June 16th and Sat, July 14th

A workshop for the adventurous! A truffle experience with one of Australias most experienced truffle families. Join Gavin, Mel and Brin Booth on a hunt with their highly trained truffle dogs. Hear how truffles are grown, hunted and harvested in the Booth family Trufflerie. Suppliers of black truffle to Michelin starred chefs across the globe. Enjoy a truffle infused lunch at Historic Dingup House where you will learn more about using truffle in your cooking.

Workshop is $150 per person.

For More details contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.


Genuinely Extraordinary Southern Forests Food & Farm Experience – Fri, June 1st –  Mon, June 4th

The Genuinely Extraordinary Southern Forests Food & Farm Experience aims to provide a genuine down-to-earth once in a lifetime experience for visitors to Western Australia’s premier food producing region – the Southern Forests.

Located 300km south of Perth in the beautiful South West corner of Western Australia, the Southern Forests region is home to over 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, truffles, nuts, wine, gourmet products, beef, sheep and dairy farms as well as extraordinary culinary experiences. Why not tempt your tastebuds and join us for your own genuine taste experience!


Experience the wide-open spaces, fresh air and stunning scenery of the Southern Forests.
Orchard walks amongst the nut trees.
Sunset wine and food experience.
Unique truffle experience to see, taste and smell this culinary delicacy.
Behind the scenes tours of the regions state-of-the-art packhouses and processing facilities – learn how your food is grown, picked and packed for your consumption.
Get up and close and personal with some of the happiest chickens in the Southern Forests.
Wander under the towering canopies of jarrah and karri trees in the natural settings of the Southern Forests.
Enjoy locally prepared meals showcasing fresh seasonal Southern Forests produce.
Meet genuine down-to-earth farmers and locals of the Southern Forests.
Shop like a local and explore our regions streets and businesses, using vouchers to find your own genuine taste experience to take home with you.


Genuinely Extraordinary is a 4 day, 3 night all-inclusive tour* with Dingup House Bed and Breakfast accommodation, mini-bus transport in the region, all meals and experiences as per the itinerary and expert local representatives to help you enjoy your own genuine taste experience. The tour does not include transport to the region.


The Southern Forests region produces over 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, all in-season at varying times throughout the year. With respect to seasonality, individual producer situations and public holidays, please understand that destinations may vary from month-to-month.

For further information on the Genuinely Extraordinary Southern Forests Food & Farm Experience visit

Bookings via EVENTBRITE or call +61 (0)8 9772 4180.


Cheese Making with Bob Peruche – Sat, April 14th : 9am – 3pm

Join us for a fun day learning the art of cheese making. Special Guest Bob Peruche will be sharing his knowledge of cheese making passed down through the generations of his family. Bobs family originated from Italy and have continued to makes cheeses in Australia since the 1950’s.

Cost : $150 per person

For More details contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.

Sunday Session with Live Music featuring Jeremiah Johnson – Sun, April 22nd

Unquestionably one of Australia’s hardest working, full time touring Australian Troubadours. Described as an indelible and lofty acoustic guitar driven songwriter. His admirable qualities are detailed lyrics, memorable stories and noteworthy guitar playing.

Currently touring “Head Towards The Sun”, his fourth studio album which boasts a rich intimate focus on voice and a raft of witty narratives. Born, more so, in this album than previous releases is the uncluttered presence of a band. Instead, there is a rootsy and very grounded bed of music played by himself and the co-producer/engineer Mark Myers (The Middle East).

With accolades to have played for “Prince William of the Royal Family” and support act for acclaimed international touring acts Gomez, Donovan Frankenreiter, Harry Manx and Australia’s own Hat Fitz & Cara, Angus and Julia Stone, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), Neil Murray, The Basics, Skinny Jean Band, and Thelma Plum.

Cost : $25 for adults, kids are free. Pay at the gate. Licensed bar. Sausage Sizzle $4. Bring picnic rugs and nibbles.

For More details contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.




Festival of Country Gardens! – Thurs, Nov 2nd – Tues, Nov 7th

Visit the South West to experience the beauty of Spring. Dingup House and twenty more of the best gardens in the area will welcome you to share experiences and enjoy relaxing in nature’s beauty. Devonshire Tea served in the Garden.
Entry fee – $5
Accommodation available
Book with Chris at :
Or phone 0407193231




Soup and Song with Singer Dawn Barrington – Sat, Sep 16th

Dawn is a traditional storyteller at heart and her catchy and rich lyrical content make for an engaging performance. Join us by the open fire, enjoy a variety of tasty soups, crusty breads and dessert, sit back and be entertained by Dawn.
Book with Chris at :
Or phone 0407193231
Facebook Event Here


Mother’s Day Vintage Tea Party – Sat, May 13th

You have been invited to a Vintage Tea Party at Dingup House. Expect a Complimentary Champagne on arrival, Glamour, Flowers, Parlour Games, Door prize, Humongous amounts of Magical Tea-Party Food fit for the Queen. Pop on your heels, red lippy and join in an afternoon of fancy fun for all special Mums!

Book now, there’s only 24 Places! $50 per Person

For More details contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.

Ferments & Raw Chocolate with Anita Edwards – Sat, May 20th

Anita Edwards has been working in the organic food and health industry for 15 years, and is as passionate about the well-being of humanity as anyone you’ll ever meet. She has explored pretty much every facet of the industry and her vast knowledge shows this diverse experience. From owning her own Raw Organic cafe to teaching Yoga and exploring innovative Bio-Dynamic farming techniques on her Avocado farm in Manjimup in Western Australia, Anita truly practices the healthy lifestyle she teaches.

Includes a Raw foods lunch made with local produce. $120/person. 9.30am until 3.00pm.

For More details contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.


Cheese Making with Bob Peruche – Sat, April 1st

Join us for a fun day learning the art of cheese making. Special Guest Bob Peruche will be sharing his knowledge of cheese making passed down through the generations of his family. Bobs family originated from Italy and have continued to makes cheeses in Australia since the 1950’s.

For More details check out the event page here or contact Chris at or phone 0897718680 to make your booking.

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Chris & Philip
Ph: 0407193231 or 0897718680

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