Donnelly Village. To put it simply, it’s special. A historic mill town nestled deep in the heart of Australia’s South West karri forests, it’s the perfect place for a unique escape from the hustles and hassles of modern life.
A short drive to Bridgetown, Nannup and Manjimup, and within an hour’s drive of the Margaret River Wine Region, the village is a great base from which to explore Australia’s South West. Built in the 1950s for the Bunnings Brothers, the thirty-five workers cottages, boarding house and club overlook the original steam mill, school (now a bunk-house for Bibbulmun hikers and Munda Biddi bike trail adventurers), butcher shop (now a school-holidays screening theatre) and general store (now a café, social gathering place, and store for Donnelly guests).
The village has its own forest swimming lake, oval, tennis, basketball and beach-volley ball courts and an awesome 50m flying fox that’s a favourite with the kids. The tame kangaroos, emus, possums, kookaburras, magpies, parrots, blue wren and other wildlife that wander through the village and visit cottages are one of Donnelly’s most memorable charms. Our affordable self-contained cottages are perfect for couples, families and groups large and small looking for that special break. With seasonal specials, you can experience, explore and enjoy Donnelly and the surrounding region from as little as fifteen dollars per night per person. Simply serene, simply charming, simply great fun and value.
We love our special little place in the forest and we think you’ll love it too.
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The Norfolk Hotel is a Fremantle icon, that has been the social hub of the harbour city since opening as Oddfellows Hotel in 1887. Re-modelled, and re-opened as the Norfolk Hotel, almost 100 years later in preparation for the America’s Cup defence, the corner pub is still the most engaging, eclectic and entertaining destination in Freo.
Great food, wine & beer, convenient & comfortable accommodation, and the best intimate live & original venue in Fremantle, the Norfolk has the total package. Located in the heart of Fremantle, within easy walking distance of all major attractions, the historic pub is known for its magnificent limestone-walled alfresco courtyard.
The Norfolk is a ritual for the locals, and a must for the visitor.