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If you’re thinking of coming “down South” to Pemberton and booking a holiday to bring in the New Year of 2014, now is the time to do it! We still have a few vacancies over New Year’s and into January, but they’re sure to be snapped up quick.

News Year’s Eve in Pemberton – What’s On?

News Years Holiday Fireworks

News Year’s Holiday Fireworks

New Year’s Eve is always a fantastic celebration in Pemberton. Although we’re usually a quiet town, we certainly know how to put on a fireworks show… and not just one show, but two! Each year, the Pemberton Hotel (a.k.a. the local Pub!) puts on two fireworks displays. The first show starts at 9pm which is perfect for families with children who love fireworks but are too young to stay up until midnight. The second fireworks display is – of course – at 12pm midnight. The standard of the display is very high, each show lasting for quite some time and always with impressive fireworks that rival those in Perth City.

New Year’s Holiday Accommodation Options

When it comes to booking your New Year’s break in Pemberton, there are plenty of accommodation styles and choices of places to stay. Of course, we recommend our own Rainbow Trail Chalets and we’d love to welcome you. Our holiday cottages are perfect for people seeking an adult’s only getaway. We have a total of four luxury chalets and each one is secluded with its own private balcony, luxury spa bath, king sized bad and is fully self-contained.

Online Bookings – Availability for News Year’s

As always, you can book your stay with us online. Simply click the “Book Now” button to view chalet availability over the New Year period. At the time of writing we have a few nights available, but we’re sure to be booked out quickly, so don’t delay. We’d love to welcome the New Year with you!

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Romance is a honeymoon spa bath!

Romance is a honeymoon spa bath!

Are you planning your honeymoon in Pemberton and looking for a quiet, luxurious, adult’s-only place to stay? If yes, you’ll love Rainbow Trail Chalets! Many of our guests are honeymooners or couples celebrating their anniversary or other romantic occasion. We’d love to you welcome you too!

Enjoy a little luxury

Imagine you and your partner enjoying a gorgeous spa bath overlooking stunning views of Karri forests and rolling green hills. Our wonderful spa baths are just one most loved features of our cottage-style chalet accommodation. What’s more, each chalet has its own private balcony and barbecue, fireplace, air-conditioning, king-size bed, polished wooden floorboards and more. We’ve even thought of the little extras like i-pod charging docks and Nespresso coffee machines. Everything you need is here.

Something for everyone – including you!

If there’s anything we’ve learned from our guests, it’s that everyone is different. While one couple might enjoy relaxing around the chalet not doing much at all, the next couple will be off adventuring, mountain bike riding, hiking and swimming. The wonderful thing about Pemberton is that no matter what you enjoy, there’s something for you. From leisurely bushwalks and wine-tasting, right through to climbing the Gloucester Tree!

A most romantic place to stay

Rainbow Trail Chalets in Pemberton is a wonderfully romantic place to stay on your honeymoon. Our accommodation is adults-only and we have only four chalets which are quite far apart, so you’ll feel like the only people on the property. You’ll enjoy the sounds of birds and wildlife as well as stunning karri forest views. The town of Pemberton is quaint, quiet and only a two minute drive from our secluded property. We recommend you pop into town to enjoy dinner or lunch and browse the stores and cafes.

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With only four chalets available, be sure to book your honeymoon holiday early. If you’re looking for places to stay in Pemberton, we’d love to welcome you here, so please contact us today via our website.

Pemberton’s Hidden Little Treasure ‘Goblin Swamp’ is now perfect for visiting and honing those photography skills.  A beautiful stand of Tea-Trees in a ‘Lord of the Rings’ style swamp (just missing Gollum); the reflection of the gnarly trees on the still water is just amazing.  It can be a little tricky to find, but you don’t need a 4WD to get there. 

Beedalup Falls also a must see right now; with more than our share of rain lately the waterfall is perfect.  The short walk to and around the Falls is worth the effort, particularly as there is so many different types of fungus to be spotted and photographed at the moment (OK so the fungus may not of reeled you in, I understand).

If you want to visit either of these beautiful places just speak to Steve or myself and we can point you in the right direction.  We usually give plenty of advice for things to do, see and eat for while you are staying at Rainbow Trail Chalets.

So remember Pemberton is at its best from now until October and Rainbow Trail Chalets does get a bit busy during those months, so book your accommodation in Pemberton soon so you don’t miss out on your preferred dates.  We do have two ongoing specials, stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 or stay for 7 nights and only pay for 6.

Stay warm and cosy


If your planning a trip down in June I recommend going to the Manjimup Truffle Kerfuffle (TK13). It is being held on 22nd and will include wineries, food stalls, master classes, cooking demonstrations, free kids food classes, food discussion/truffle seminars. Also Truffle Dog competitions, Truffle orchard tours/hunts, local produce by way of the local farmers markets and a heap more. The night will be finished off with a 5 Course Gala Dinner prepared by some of the state’s finest Chefs – Hadleigh Troy, Russell Blaikie and Shane Watson. I had the chicken and truffle Paella last year for lunch at the TK13 and am now a new Truffle convert…Yum…I can recommend putting some truffle oil in your pantry.

Well, actually, they arrived a long time ago, we just couldn’t get a plumber to install them into each chalet. However, the dishwashers are in now and look great and I believe being used regularly.

Steve and I are always looking for ways to improve our chalets standards and since the recently installed Nespresso Coffee Machines and the dishwashers we believe that in conjunction with our chalet decor and furnishings, location and view we have almost nailed it. But, nothing is ever perfect, so onto the next project. This winter Steve and I (and anyone else we can wrangle in) will be on the shovels creating more gardens and parkland landscaping around our chalets. This is no easy task when we live on clay, but bring it on, it will be worth it in the long run. It is actually amazing how well native plants grow in our clay, already the shrubs and trees that we planted three years ago are looking great and have created the exact look we were hoping for.

So our luxury spa chalets are becoming more luxurious all the time.

21st January 2013

Question: Does Rainbow Trail Chalets have coffee machines.

Answer: Yes, Steve and I are trying really hard to keep our chalets not only totally clean and well maintained but modern as well.  We have just put a brand new Nespresso Coffee Machine into each of our spa chalets.  They are little beauties (yes, they were well trialled first by Steve, our resident coffee addict) and should be easy to use and clean. A few Nespresso capsules will be provided upon arrival and more will be available for purchase at reception if you need but BYO is certainly another option (Nespresso or Nespresso compatible pods only).


Rainbow Trail Chalets is now a ‘bike friendly’ accommodation provider.  We are situated right on the Rainbow Trail and only a 1 and a 1/2km trail ride to Pemberton’s new mountain bike trail and skills track.  So, Bring Your Bikes
Along. We have double bike racks at each chalet, an emergency bike repair kit at reception should you be unfortunate enough to have to borrow it and we have also put a bucket and large washing sponge in your chalet to wash your bikes down (that is, for ‘you’ to wash them down and not me). Wildflower season is coming up and a bike will be a great way to see them from our property.

Now is the best time of year to visit Pemberton’s Cascade and Beedalup Waterfalls. We have had heaps of rain and both waterfalls are at their most beautiful right now.  If you like bushwalking there is also great bushwalks around the waterfalls. The small rapids on the Lefroy Brook (along Rainbow Trail) are also worth a walk to from your chalet.  Take your water bottle as you won’t get nicer drinking water.

The Truffle Kerfuffle is a great day out, it’s definitely worth the effort coming down from Perth and spending a couple of days in Pemberton for this event. AND… as a bonus the organizers have arranged a free bus service to and from Rainbow Trail Chalets on the day (that’s a bonus).

The  Truffle Kerfuffle gives foodies the chance to indulge in this expensive delicacy and taste first-hand what all the fuss is about. To match the gourmet star of the show (the Truffle), the Truffle Kerfuffle will host a truly impressive line up of West Australian epicurean talent headlined by Anna Gare from TV’s cooking phenomenon Master Chef, Matthew Evans and Ross O’Meara of SBS series The Gourmet Farmer and award winning chef David Coomer of iconic Perth restaurants Star Anise and Pata Negra, and soon Xarcuteria.


Event Information Time: 10am – 4pm Saturday, 16th of June, 2012

Venue: Fonty’s Pool, Seven Day Road, Manjimup WA

Admission: Adults (12 and above): $2
Children (under 12): Free
Wine Tasting: Free upon purchase of a TK Tasting Glass for $10.

Food: Gourmet food stalls at the festival.

Other Experiences: Many free and ticketed events Truffle Hunts, Master Classes and demonstrations.


Your incredible journey on Pemberton’s pristine Donnelly River will include pick up and drop off, morning or afternoon tea and the opportunity to sight see a landscape that is only accessible by boat.  Valued at $130 per couple, this trip will be on us for June only, for you to enjoy. Phone Rainbow Trail Chalets now on 0438 561 664/97761576 to book your getaway or email rainbowtrailchalets@gmail.com .

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