Meet Your Maker on an ecotour

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Chelle Fisher with Highland Cattle at Maleeya's
Camera IconChelle Fisher with Highland Cattle at Maleeya's

Through her new ecotourism adventure, proud Porungurup resident Chelle Fisher wants to show the world the unique beauty of the ancient Porongurup Range.

By getting to know the local heroes working to make the Porongurups one of WA’s top destinations, Ms Fisher has developed an intimate program for visitors and Great Southern residents.

“When people think of the Porongurup they think of Castle Rock, but we have so much to offer other than just Castle Rock,” she said.

“I really want to highlight the amazing community that we have here.”

Her Meet Your Maker Eco Tour will take visitors behind the scenes to connect with local farmers, a well-known local saddler, and a blacksmith

“We have the saddle maker, Steve Moir, who lives in the oldest farm in the Porongorup district,” she said.

“He is still working as a saddle maker, and one of the finest and sought-after in the South West.

“We also have our blacksmith, Dave Taylor, who has built his rendered straw-bale art studio and workshops to pursue his passions for wrought iron and woodwork.

“People can visit him at his work as well as having a look at the rustic charm of the straw-bale building.” Other adventures on the tour include a visit to award-winning vineyard Castle Rock, with a tour from owner and winemaker Rob Diletti.

The tour will also visit the Porongurup Pure dairy farm, where visitors can meet the “ewes and moos” which produce a range of milk, yoghurt and cheese under one roof.

“Some of these producers won’t open up their farm and their workshop to just about anyone, so we want to get our guests an exclusive sneak peek for all the beauty that Porongurup has to offer,” Ms Fisher said.

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