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8th and 9th of December

The Manjimup Cherry Festival is celebrating its 16th Festival and is set to be the biggest and best yet. As usual there is a whole mixed bag of activities to choose from including cooking demonstrations hosted by Don Hancey, wine tastings attended by numerous local wineries, gardening talks, log chops, stalls and not forgetting the fireworks at the Festive Family night on the Friday night. Of course, not forgetting the main event, ‘The Cherry Harmony Soiree’ at Newton’s Orchard on the Saturday night. Rainbow Trail Chalets currently has one chalet left for that weekend so get in very quick if you are thinking of coming down. Don’t for there is now Pemberton People and Parcel Movers who will be taxiing people back and forward from this event and they are really reasonably priced (again, book them early). I almost forget, it’s all about the cherries and this is where you buy ‘first pick of the season’ cherries.

A photographers delight down here in Pemberton at the moment as our wildflowers are just stunning. I just wanted to share some of my photos of a few orchids I found in the Dentrecasteaux National Park.

Donkey Orchid

Pink Fairy Orchid

A field of wildflowers

Spider orchid

Spider Orchid

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.

STOP PRESS!!!
The Hotels Combined 2017 Recognition of Excellence has been awarded to Pemberton’s own Rainbow Trail Chalets.  Scoring an incredible 9.8 guest rating out of 10.  This is an award Hotels Combined give out to the top 3% of the world’s best hotels based on millions of guest reviews and feedback; so Steve and I are feeling just a little bit proud at the moment.  Thankyou to all our guests who have left positive reviews about our chalets somewhere in the online world; we will continue to always act on your feedback and maintain the high standards which we pride ourselves on.
 

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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Oi, what are you doing?

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.

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