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Manjimup is now a popular destination for food-loving tourists, and nature-loving tree-changers. The town itself is fairly nondescript, but has everything you’ll need, including a nice range of cafes, restaurants and takeaway options, and a number of cellar doors. The rich soils and Mediterranean climate of this region, 307km from Perth, produces a wealth of produce including vegetables, stone fruit, Perigord truffles and, more recently, green tea leaves.

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Donnelly River Holiday Village

Enjoy the simple pleasures and step back to the 1950’s in this historic mill town. Experience tranquility, stunning forests and abundant tame wildlife. Stay in one of 36 affordable self catering mill cottages.

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Tennis Courts,Family Friendly
  • Price Range:$100-$200,$200-$300
  • Wheelchair Access:No
  • Type:1 - 3 Stars
  • Capacity:288,under 11

Description

Come to Donnelly River Village, and enjoy simple pleasures in this historic mill town in the heart of the Karri forest of the South West. The village takes you back in time with an original steam mill, 36 workers cottages, workers club, old Butcher’s shop and General Store.

The workers cottages that make up the village were originally built for the timber mill workers and their families in the early 1950s. The village operated as a mill town for thirty years and is now listed on the State Heritage Council register. Donnelly has operated as a holiday village since the 1980s.

The 35 village owners at Donnelly River are eco-minded people who value a sense of community.

Accommodation is in affordable self-contained cottages where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the forest, the tame wildlife and the easy going pace. Donnelly River Holiday Village is an ideal family getaway. Bike riding, forest walks and the flying fox are just some of the activities available. There is also a picturesque lake for a cooling swim on a hot summer’s day. Make friends around the outdoor campfire at night, toast marshmallows, or pull out the guitar for a sing-a-long. Chop some wood for the indoor wood fires, and feel like a pioneer. The cottages are free from televisions, internet or phone reception, so experience a real getaway from the everyday. It is also the perfect venue for group gatherings, reunions, weddings, birthday celebrations with the Workers Club available for function hire. Special kids activities are scheduled during school holidays including workshops, treasure hunts and games, as well as a daily afternoon movie shown in the Theatrette.

The village is situated between Bridgetown, Nannup and Manjimup, all within an easy 25 - 30 km drive through the forest and is the mid-point of the popular Bibbulmun Walking Track, a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of Western Australia. The Munda Biddi trail, open to mountain bikers, has recently opened and also goes straight through the village.

The general store operates 7 days a week offering a range of services including great coffee, groceries and local giftware plus a range of homemade cakes and lunch options.

 

Fontys Pool and Caravan Park

Fontys Pool and Caravan Park is an ideal base for exploring WA’s beautiful south west. Situated between Manjimup and Pemberton enjoy the taste of the famous black truffle, visit award winning wineries, marvel at the tall timber forests and the fresh produce grown on Seven Day Road.

  • Rating:4 star

Details

  • Type:4 - 5 Stars,Caravan Parks,Chalets,Holiday House,Lodge
  • Capacity:50,100+
  • Price Range:Under $50,$50-$100,$100-$200,$200-$300

Description

Enjoy luxury four star chalets, lodge, cottage and cabin accommodation, shady powered caravan and camp sites. We have a fabulous new campers kitchen and clean ablution block facilities convenient to all sites. With plenty of room to play and rest there is something for everyone at Fontys Pool.

The swimming pool from which the park takes its name is a famous icon and local landmark. Consisting of nearly an acre of fresh spring water and known as the fountain of youth it provides a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic, BBQ, or sundowner, a refreshing swim or simply floating around on the tractor tubes enjoying the ambience of Fontys Pool.

Set in the heart of the Southern Forest Region between Manjimup and Pemberton, Fonty’s Pool remains one of WA’s tourism treasures not only offering a stunning place to stay but also a stunning venue for your wedding, conference or event. With a complete timber styled function facility nestled amongst lavish gardens and manicured lawns and overlooking the historical Fonty’s Pool, it’s a unique country style setting unmatched anywhere.

Whatever your occasion, enjoy the flexibility of structuring your own special day into which ever fashion you choose. Utilise the pool deck for the perfect ceremony, party or sun downer location. Be amazed at the diversity of photo opportunities the grounds can provide and then watch the sun set over Fonty’s Pool comfortably settled in our elegant function centre.

While in this beautiful region, leave your guests the opportunity to explore the abundances on offer. Taste the famous black truffle, enjoy the award winning wineries, and marvel at the tall timber forests and the fresh produce grown on Seven Day Road.

With accommodation available on site, why don’t you avoid the Margaret River stereotype and price tag. Do yourself a favour and come for a look!

Visit www.fontyspool.com.au

Kingsley Motel & Cabernet Restaurant

The Heart Of The Southern Forest Region

Details

  • Type:Motel,1 - 3 Stars
  • Facilities:Bar,Conference Facilities,Restaurant
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Price Range:$50-$100

Description

The Kingsley Motel and Cabernet Restaurant of the Southern offers comfortable well equipped accommodation and services. The Cabernet Restaurant features local fresh produce and quality local wines.

In season truffle, chestnuts and cherries grown in Manjimup also feature on our menu. Enjoy alfresco or air conditioned dining in summer and our cosy log fire in winter.

Explore our great wines and utilise the wireless hot spot in the bar. Contact us to organise your conference, wedding or special event.

Nyamup Milltown Holiday Village

Nyamup Mill Town Holiday Village is nestled deep in the beautiful South West forest region of WA. Nyamup is perfect for a quiet romantic weekend, family getaway or a group holiday. Our 26 self-contained cottages are the original timber workers homes and each one has been lovingly renovated and restored to reflect the bygone era. Nyamup is a tranquil town and has an abundance of wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and rare birdlife and is situated on the banks of the Wilgarup River.

Details

  • Capacity:51 - 100

Description

One Tree Bridge Chalets

One Tree Bridge offers a secluded self-contained forest retreat, which has been uniquely designed.

Details

  • Type:Chalets
  • Capacity:under 11
  • Price Range:$50-$100

Description

Perup Natures Guest House

The Perup Nature's Guest House is unique in Australia. Here, is a place where an abundance of rare wildlife may be easily observed.

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  • Capacity:37 people

Description

Surrounded by the 56,000 hectare Tone-Perup Nature Reserve, Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse is one of the best places in Western Australia’s south west to see native wildlife including numbats, ringtail and brushtail possums, quenda, woylies and chuditch.
 

Our range of accommodation and facilities make Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse the perfect place for school camps, conferences, family gatherings, corporate events or even a unique secluded bush wedding.

Your stay at  Perup: Nature’s Guesthouse will also directly support community-based landcare in the south west of Western Australia. 

Cilantros Bar And Restaurant

Cilantros Bar and Restaurant in Manjimup, Western Australia, is your one stop for fresh, aromatic food prepared by our top chef Raj.

  • Facilities:Catering

Details

  • Restaurants & Cafes:Asian Fusion,Indian,Seafood Restaurant

Description

Choose to eat in our restaurant or enjoy a delicious take away meal. 

Tall Timbers Manjimup

Tall Timber’s main focus is to showcase the regions wide range of wines from local winemakers and all day dining.

  • Open Days/times:Mon – Thur 9am – 10pm, Fri - Sat 9am – 12am, Sun 9am – 8pm
  • Bars & Clubs:Wine Bar

Details

  • Restaurants & Cafes:Burgers,Tapas
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The restaurant has a centralised “Cellar Door” that allows you to sample the best that this wonderful region has to offer, as well as providing you information on local cellar doors for you to discover yourself.

Tall Timbers also offers beautifully prepared all day dining, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between. If you are in need of something substantial or maybe just coffe and cake or a delicious cheese platter to go with your favourite bottle of wine! Come and try something from their menu using fresh produce from the region.

Southern Forests Food Council

The Southern Forest Food Council represents the interests of local producers, culinary and agri-tourism operators, to further the region's status as the biggest food bowl in WA's South West.

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  • Business & Industry:Agriculture,Industry Assn

Description

The Southern Forest Food Council Inc. was established in September 2012 and takes in the towns of Manjimup, Pemberton, Walpole and Northcliffe. This area is home to an incredible variety of produce and experiences, including around 50 different fruits and vegetables, truffles and boutique produce, dairy and cattle farms, as well as award-winning wineries and exceptional culinary experiences. In all, the agricultural sector is valued at around $96 million per annum, making it the area's most significant economic driver and representing a major opportunity to drive growth in the region.

The Food Council plays a critical role in unifying the area's diverse producers to strengthen economic performance, attract further investment, create jobs, promote regional pride and ultimately achieve recognition as a highly regarded culinary tourism destination.

The Food Council was initially founded by a group of passionate local producers and those recognising the benefits that food-tourism could bring the area in late 2010. Its role was formalised following receipt of funding under the State Government's SuperTowns initiative. A steering committee, incorporating the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Shire of Manjimup and South West Development Commission, was set up to support and monitor the project, with the Council's first Executive Officer Jeff Pow being appointed in October 2012. A Committee of Management comprising of local producers was formed to help steer the direction of its work.

Through the State Government's Royalties for Regions' Manjimup SuperTowns initiative, the Southern Forests Food Council was awarded a $5 million investment as part of a $7 million allocation to the Shire of Manjimup for its Agricultural Expansion Project, in May 2012. SuperTowns is an $85.5 million initiative, under the Royalties for Regions program, to support population growth in southern WA. To date 17 major projects have been identified for funding across nine strategically located SuperTowns; Boddington, Collie, Esperance, Jurien Bay, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Morawa and Northam. The program is administered by the Western Australian Government’s Department of Regional Development and Lands.

Overview

The Southern Forest Food Council represents the interests of local producers, culinary and agri-tourism operators, to further the region's status as the biggest food bowl in WA's South West.

Read About Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forest Food Festival

 

Warren Catchments Council

Warren Catchments Council is an independent community organisation that works with and for the people and the natural resources of the Warren sub-region, often in partnership with other organisations.

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  • Charity & NFP:Environmental,Local Community

Description

 

This beautiful region’s assets include its people and their culture, wetlands and water resources, biodiversity, productive land, pristine coastal and marine environments, comfortable climate, clean air and mineral resources.

 

Cherry Harmony Festival

The Cherry Harmony Festival celebrates the start of the cherry season.

  • Dates:Dec 11
  • Venue:Manjimup

Details

  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Food & Drink:Festival

Description

The Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the heart of the cherry country in Western Australia. Meet local producers, taste their products and see cooking demonstrations. There will be cherry pip spitting competitions, a fashion parade, vintage car procession, wood chopping competitions and much more.

Manjimup Art Gallery

The Manjimup Art Gallery is located in Manjimup alongside the Public Library, on the corner of Mount and Rose Streets in Manjimup.

  • Galleries:Ceramics,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Officially opened on 1 May 2016, the Art Gallery hosts regular exhibitions and is open during the same hours as the public library, as follows:

Monday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am - ?4:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am - ?4:30pm

Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 12pm

Manjimup Timber And Steam Museums

The Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park, centrally located within the Manjimup town site, highlights the region's heritage.

  • Museums:Local History,Motoring

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Take a step back in time inside the park's Age of Steam Museum, where you will find the restored 1907 Robey Cross Compound Engine.

The museum is stacked with information on steam trains and the role they played in Manjimup's timber industry and on the walls are numerous historic photographs from the old Tone River Mill.

While you are exploring the history of our town and its surrounding area take a walk through the Historical Hamlet, where you will find seven restored buildings that were operational within the town in the early 1900's.

Bibbulmun Track Donnelly River

The Donnelly River remains a companion for much of this walk along the Bibbulmun Track.

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  • Park Entry Fees:No
  • Type:Park

Description

Donnelly River Village to Pemberton | Distance: 100km

The Donnelly River remains a companion for much of this walk. Walkers pass through the historic areas of Donnelly Mill, One Tree Bridge and Chappels Bridge. All are now recreation sites. The fact that the river is a companion though doesn't mean that the walking is easy. Indeed this section has some of the toughest hills on the Track in one area. It is balanced though with riverside campsites, restful swimming holes and some of the best old-growth karri forest in the south west. Further south walkers come to the Beedelup Falls and Big Brook Dam as they approach Pemberton, a major Track town.

For more information including detailed online maps and track access points, visit the Bibbulmun Track Foundation Website - see links below.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

Diamond State Forest

THE DIAMOND TREE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.The huge Diamond Tree was one of the network of fire lookouts of the southern forests.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:No
  • Park Type:State Forest
  • Type:Park

Description

This park is named for the Diamond Tree, one of the giants of the southern forests that foresters would climb to scan the landscape for the first signs of fire before the introduction of spotter planes.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au