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Darnell's General Store

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Published July 25th 2013
A true Western experience awaits
Darnell's General Store can be found about 15 minutes outside of Margaret's River.

Darnell's General Store, Margaret's River
Darnell's General Store found on Rossa Brook Road, Margaret's River


We came across Darnell's General Store mostly by accident. We had decided to take a more adventurous route to Margaret's River which I believe added at least 3 hours to our total trip. However, we did see things that we probably would not have, had we not taken the Rossa Brook Road.

Darnell's General Store, Margaret's River
I think this truck is in need of some repairs...and will not be needing any petrol anytime soon!


Darnell's General Store reminded me of the TV show 'The Waltons'. It has the most amazing rustic feel to it with a rusted old truck in the front. I don't think car will need any petrol!

The inside of the store was a mixture of old versus some modern. I was almost expecting to see one of those old tills, however they used a calculator and had an eftpos terminal.

Darnell's General Store, Margaret's River
Inside the store giving you that real country western feeling


A piano seemed to separate the goods from the groceries. I could not help wonder what a piano was doing in the middle of the store. Maybe it was played during the day! It could also be used for piano lesson. It really did give me that "western" feeling! How exciting!

Darnell's General Store, Margaret's River
You will find a range of home made crafts in this store.


The staff were friendly. I got the impression that they did not get too many people passing by, which is a shame because it really is a unique experience. However, when you live a great deal from Perth, and outside of Margaret's River I can expect that they would not have the same foot traffic as that inside of a town.

Margaret's River
To find Darnell's General Store you will need to head north through Margaret's River and take the Rossa Brook Road.


To find Darnell's General Store you would need to head north of Margaret River and take the Rossa Brook Road. You should see it on the right hand side. Or, if you feel more adventurous, you could take all the back roads from Perth's side. I can't guarantee you will find it as we got horrible lost, and happened to come across this store by sheer luck.
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