SOUTHERN FORESTS AND VALLEYS

TRUFFLES, TREES AND PLENTY OF GREEN!

Some destinations are at their best in winter and its safe to say the Southern Forests and Blackwood River Valley are at the height of beauty in winter. The inland areas of Western Australia’s South West come alive with winter rains, offering the quintessential winter experiences – cascades and waterfalls, green rolling hills, misty mornings, cozy cabins and more than a few tipples of great red wine.

In the towns of Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole and Manjimup, the immense karri, jarrah, marri and tingle trees provide an enchanting ambiance. Nothing beats a winter walk through the forest to recharge the batteries. Here, the tall trees are interspersed with rich agricultural lands, and winter time brings the ripening of the rare black truffle. In fact, Manjimup is the largest producer of black truffles in the southern hemisphere!

Nearby, the towns within the Blackwood River Valley collectively radiate a charm that is often boasted about in tourist brochures yet rarely ever achieved. These towns have managed to retain their picturesque main streets, complete with tearooms serving scones, perfect planter boxes full of seasonal blooms, the classic country pub where the local characters meet, and antique stores aplenty. In late winter to spring, the valley comes alive with its iconic tulip and daffodil displays, adding vibrancy to the already rich colours of the region.


Top activities in the Southern Forests & Valleys

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    Waterfalls and cascades

    Do go chasing waterfalls at Beedelup Falls near Pemberton, or the Cascades or Fernhook Falls near Walpole.

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    Truffle hunts

    Join a truffle dog on their search for the rare and expensive black Perigord truffles.

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    Festivals

    Head to one of the region’s key events – we suggest the Truffle Kerfuffle, Bridgetown in the Winter and the Nannup Flower and Garden Festival.

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    Bike trails

    Discover the mountain bike trails through the entire region; the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park and the Munda Biddi are not to be missed!

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    Wine tasting

    Sample the local Pinot Noirs and take a bottle back to your accommodation to enjoy with friends and family.


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Read on below for a list of Southern Forest and Valleys winter holiday deals, or go back to learn more about Winter Down South.

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