Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Six Weeks Down Under
  2. 2 Kaikoura-Picton coast road
  3. 3 Picton Drive Through
  4. 4 Sydney GTG - March 14?
  5. 5 New Zealand Itinerary - Looking for suggestions on 12-13 days on the Ground
  6. 6 Help with planning 7 weeks in NZ
  7. 7 Parking near Darling Harbour
  8. 8 Trip Report North and South Island of NZ
  9. 9 The southern lights
  10. 10 Mel's NZ Photos
  11. 11 Queenstown-is it worth it?
  12. 12 August Honeymoon Help?
  13. 13 How to split up Australia?
  14. 14 GTG in Australia - Feb or March
  15. 15 Self Drive Tour Itinerary - Safety, Convenience, Activities, Itinerary HELP
  16. 16 Brisbane to Sydney
  17. 17 Wellington Airport to hotel
  18. 18 East Coast Australia
  19. 19 Clearing Kaikoura to Picton road
  20. 20 Romantic 10 nights Fiji - Oct 2017
  21. 21 NEW ZEALAND 18 DAYS ITINERARY
  22. 22 Marlborough Sounds
  23. 23 Blue mountain in July
  24. 24 More pilot whales to strand at NZ's Farewell Spit
  25. 25 Tonga January Weather
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Bye-Bye Pemberton

Jump to last reply

This past weekend we bid adieu to one of our favorite spots in this massive state of Western Australia, the unassuming country town of Pemberton.

We stayed at Kangaroo Creek Chalets, nestled deep in the woods, surrounded by towering trees, serenaded by magpies and laughed at by kookaburras. As we were traveling with friends, we booked both chalets, which were nothing short of perfect. Jeanette and Brian were wonderful hosts and made us feel completely at home.

We did plenty of eating, including a fabulous Good Friday dinner at Foragers and lunches at Jarrah Jack's, Silkwood Winery and Hidden River. All were lovely. We sampled the goods at Lost Lake, Salitage and Mountford and visited the Gold 'n Grape Gallery.

We worked off a few calories by walking around Big Brook Dam and tackling the 10.6 km Heartbreak trail, as well as a few short walks in Gloucester Nat'l Park. We visited all three climbing trees, my other half deciding that he just had to climb the 52 meter Diamond Tree one last time, although we'd both earned bragging rights for climbing all three several years ago (which was plenty for me).

I have fond memories of D'Entrecasteaux National Park, so we made of point of driving down there to see how it looked following the Northcliffe-Windy Harbour fire, which I'm told burnt some 100,000 hectares. Sobering, yet hopeful, as the regrowth is well underway.

The guys played a round of golf at Manjimup, surprised at the honesty payment system and the quality of the golf course.

It was a beautiful weekend all the way around, and I think I can safely say that a good time was had by all. It was the perfect way to wind down our time here in WA and prepare for the moving chaos to come.

Some photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/melnq8/sets/72157651833015182/

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement