Our family stays at Donnelly every year - the forest is so beautiful and the kids love having the freedom to roam around the village.
The cottages are all being renovated since the new owners took over a couple of years ago - new wood heaters, new beds, all really clean and comfy. We love chopping the wood for the wood heaters and feeding the kangaroos and emus. The verandahs have beautiful views of the forest and there's great bushwalking along the Bibbulmun Track. Check out the lake for swimming - it's surrounded by forest. It's great value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Donnelly River Village is a step back in time before technology took over our lives. Set in the middle of the towering Karri forest, we have 36 self-contained rustic timber workers cottages with wood fires and verandahs overlooking the trees. Native wildlife lives in the village and it is a great place to bring overseas visitors to see kangaroos and emus, in the flesh! Kids can run free to explore the forest, ride bikes and visit the General Store to buy their lollies. We can host functions and conferences in our old Workers Club and many couples choose Donnelly River for their 'destination wedding' where family and friends can gather for a couple of days of catching up again and celebrating their special day in their own special way. ... more less