In the picturesque village of Blackwood in the heart of Wombat State Forest is a unique store called Jindarup.

Like its predecessors going back to the 1850s, Jindarup provides supplies to gold fossickers, locals and travellers alike. Jindarup is one of those places that visitors to country towns love to come across – a combination of an antiques and gift shop with the addition of a store and local post office. In this store old meets new. Jindarup offers an eclectic mix of wares including soaps, hand creams, scarves, jewellery, crockery, glasses, bags, hats and souvenirs. This is a place where you can spend lots of time looking for and possibly finding that antique or vintage treasure. The store also has a well-stocked mini supermarket and milk bar where you can pick up the essentials or treats such as Karon Farm Coffee, pies, pasties, ice creams, candy, chocolate and drinks. Internet access is also available.

With a garden that overlooks the stunning Wombat State Forest, visitors are invited to relax with a cuppa and a bite to eat while taking in the clean, fresh forest air.

Blackwood is an easy run up the Western freeway and it invites a very pleasant day out with some well known and well stocked nurseries for the garden lover and a step back in time to one of Victoria’s early gold towns. Jindarup is at 23 Martin Street, Blackwood and is open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm.