Dardanup is located in the picturesque Ferguson Valley, just 15 minutes drive from Bunbury.
The name Dardanup is derived from the Indigenous name 'Dudingup'.
Traditionally known as dairy country, Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley are now recognised for a burgeoning wine industry. A drive through the rolling hills will reveal row upon row of grape vines. Several wineries are open for tastings, and many sell bags of fresh succulent grapes when in season.
The strong Irish Catholic background of the early settlers still lingers in the Thomas Little Hall, commemorating Dardanup's earliest settler and beneficiary. The hall was originally the Church of Immaculate Conception. Built in the early 1850s, it was the first Catholic Church in Western Australia outside the metropolitan area.