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Winter in Pemberton is both wet and chilly but that’s why our Karri Trees are so tall and magnificent and our walk trails are so green and lush.  What better excuse is there to have a BBQ on your balcony while taking in the views with a glass of wine after a morning out in the forest.  Don’t forget that ‘wildflower season’ begins in just a few weeks and with all this rain that we have had, it is bound to be a good one.

The Unearthed Festival Pemberton is on again in April from the 21st to the 30th. This event showcases some of the best our southern forest region has to offer including wine, food, art, heritage and of course our beautiful forests.  There is something for everyone from farm visits to paddock to plate degustation’s, pop-up market (Hillbrook Winery this year, yay) and wine and beer tastings.  Wherever you stay in Pemberton make sure that you drop into the Festival Shop in Brockman St in town to get up to date information about the event, venues and bookings.  There are activities happening all during the week and not just the weekends so book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out.unearthed festival graphic

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A shot taken by me on the first day of Autumn 2017; bring on winter my favourite season down here. Just click on the photo for a bigger view.

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Snickers checking out the intruder.

All the animals were loving the perfect spring weather on this day.  Every afternoon we see the immigration of dozens of kangaroos onto the horses paddock and at the moment there are a lot of very full pouches.Kangaroos are moving

Snickers, Penny and Gidget

Snickers, Penny and Rosie


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Beautiful fresh first pick of the season cherries available at the festival.


Typically you get a kilo box for $15.

Typically you get a kilo box for $15.

The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival is on again on Saturday December 10th. You can join in on the long table lunch, watch entertainment such as bands and log chops, browse the many stalls around the festival or just simply eat the first pick cherries of the season. Tickets are selling fast apparently for the long table lunch so get in quick if you interested in going. The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival is now on Instagram  #manjimupcherryfestival or you can visit its website at http://www.cherryfestival.com.au/

October 2016

Well it’s been a long wet winter but spring is finally here in Pemberton. The wildflowers are out and are stunning and everything is lush and green.  I took a walk along the Walk Through Tree Trail yesterday for the first time at the Beedalup National Park and loved it, followed by a quick check-in at Beedalup Falls.  This is a must when you visit Pemberton next time.

IMG_2778 a wintery scene walk through tree

pemberton-new-years-fireworksEvery year down in Pemberton the Pemberton Hotel puts on an awesome show for the town.  It spares no expense by putting on a fireworks display both at 9pm for families and again at midnight. This event is free for everyone, parking is easy and you literally stand on the other side of the road to watch, so the view is perfect and the fireworks are a very high standard, as good as any.  The pub puts a big Decampo truck out the front with a band playing all night and of course its bar is open with no entry fee, you just don’t get this hassle free opportunity in Perth on New Years.  Accommodation in Pemberton is starting to take bookings for that time, so I recommend that you book early.  To book with Rainbow Trail Chalets and secure your Pemberton Accommodation just click on the Book Now button, it’s very easy.

Eco tours on the sand dunes

Eco tours on the sand dunes

June 2016

With truffle season now in full flight, that means that the Truffle Kerfuffle is fast approaching on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of June.  I recommend that if you get the chance to go on a Truffle Hunt (winter only), it’s pretty interesting.  Pemberton Discovery Tours has teamed up with the Truffle Kerfuffle and has scheduled a couple of awesome tours for the weekend, both with a truffle flavor. “From Forest to the Coast” departing on both Saturday and Sunday morning at 9am  and the very popular Pemberton Wine Discovery Tour also with a twist of truffle (there is still availability on the Friday and the Sunday).  Bookings for either of these events can be done through the “TK” Website http://www.trufflekerfuffle.com.au/whats-on/tour-from-forest-to-coast/ . I recommend that you book early if possible as spaces are limited.

February is Rainbow Trail Chalets quietest time of the year and yet it is a perfect time of year to come down. It is not quite as hot as Perth and you don’t have that howling sea breeze stopping you from going swimming any time of the day. Big Brook Dam and the Natural Pemberton Pool are just spectacular places to cool off as they are both surrounded by thick and tall Karri Forests. So, the special is, if you book a two night stay with us in February 2016 we will happily bump it to three nights for no extra charge. If you stay for three, we will make it four nights etc.This special will only apply to bookings made either over the phone with me or via email, not any external booking agents (sorry) and for a minimum of two nights paid bookings. This special will only apply to bookings made either over the phone with me or via email, not any external booking agents (sorry) and for a minimum of two night bookings. Email rainbowtrailchalets@gmail.com to secure your booking or phone 0438561664.

The town is definitely buzzing at the moment and lots of locals are having their little chance of stardom, Steve being one of them.  He is like a kid in a lolly shop and comes home with lots of interesting news to tell.  For example, after the fifth take of miming a scene, Derek (our accountant) who is playing the detective, snorted back a laugh and that was it, they all just lost it.  Steve said ‘as soon as ‘cut’ was called, he had to race outside to regain composure’.  To the untrained eye it all just looks like chaos on the main street during filming but obviously the very clever people bring it all together in the end somehow.  I have attached some photos of the buildings in the main street that have been converted into 1965 businesses including the Pemberton Mill Hall is now named Corrigan Town Hall, sporting a new sign and all.  Toni Collette is still in town but I believe Hugo Weaving has now left.  Accommodation in Pemberton is overflowing a bit but there are still the odd vacancies here and there.  Rainbow Trail Chalets still has some luxury spa chalets available between now and December.




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