A historic mill town nestled deep in the heart of Australia’s South West karri forests, it’s the perfect place for a unique escape from the hustles and hassles of modern life.
The Donnelly River Village Drive Trail is a pleasant gravel road drive through beautiful forest and links Donnelly River Village with the main road between Nannup and Manjimup, from which you can access the Four Aces, One Tree Bridge and Glenoran Pool. These places offer site seeing, hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic areas and swimming.
There’s a lot to do at Donnelly River Village. There are hiking and biking trails, an historical walk, kangaroos and other animals to see and perhaps pat, a beautiful dam to swim in, a cafe and accommodation. Tap the map markers for more information.
Built in the 1950s for the Bunnings Brothers, the thirty-five workers cottages, boarding house and club overlook the original steam mill, school (now a bunk-house for Bibbulmun hikers and Munda Biddi bike trail adventurers), butcher shop (now a school-holidays screening theatre) and general store (now a cafe, social gathering place, and store for Donnelly guests).
The village has its own forest swimming lake, oval, tennis, basketball and beach-volley ball courts and an awesome 50m flying fox that’s a favourite with the kids.
The tame kangaroos, emus, possums, kookaburras, magpies, parrots, blue wren and other wildlife that wander through the village and visit cottages are one of Donnelly’s most memorable charms.
You can experience the quiet, detox from technology and explore and enjoy Donnelly and the surrounding region with your friends and family.
Simply serene, simply charming, simply great fun and value.