Manjimup

Logging and forest management, Explore Australia Publishing

Population 4236

Manjimup is the gateway to the South-West region's tall-timber country. Magnificent karri forests and rich farmlands surround the town. While timber is the town's main industry, Manjimup is also the centre of a thriving fruit and vegetable industry that supplies both local and Asian markets. The area is well known for its apples and is the birthplace of the delicious Pink Lady apple.

Visitor Information

80 Giblett St; (08) 9771 1831

www.manjimupwa.com

Nearby national parks

  • Shannon National Park

    Shannon National Park, between Manjimup and Walpole in Western Australia’s southern forest region, encompasses the Shannon River as it...more

  • Mount Frankland National Park

    Mount Frankland, known as Caldyanup to the local Aboriginal people, rises up out of the karri, tingle and jarrah forests north of Walpole....more

  • Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park

    This long, narrow park hugs the south-west coast of Western Australia for 120 kilometres between two prominent capes, Cape Naturaliste in...more

Nearby towns

  • Pemberton

    Pemberton sits in a quiet valley surrounded by some of the tallest trees in the world and, in spring, brilliant wildflowers. This is the...more

  • Bridgetown

    Bridgetown is a picturesque timber town nestled among rolling hills on the banks of the Blackwood River. Crossing the river, Bridgetown...more

  • Northcliffe

    Magnificent virgin karri forests surround the township of Northcliffe, 31 kilometres south of Pemberton in the state's South-West. Just a...more

In Town

Timber and Heritage Park A must-see for any visitor to Manjimup, this 10 ha park includes the state's only timber museum, an exhibition of old steam engines, an 18 m climbable fire-lookout tower and a historic village with an early settler's cottage, blacksmith's shop, old police station and lock-up, one-teacher school and early mill house. Set in natural bush and parkland, there are many delightful spots for picnics or barbecues. Cnr Rose and Edwards sts.

Nearby

One Tree Bridge In 1904 a single enormous karri tree was felled so that it dropped across the 25m wide Donnelly River, forming the basis of a bridge. Winter floods in 1966 swept most of the bridge away; the 17m piece salvaged is displayed near the original site with information boards. Nearby is Glenoran Pool, a scenic spot for catching rainbow trout and marron in season, with walking trails and picnic areas. Graphite Rd; 21km W.

Manjimup and Pemberton wine regions These 2 regions are beneath the Blackwood Valley, and are said to have a climate similar to Bordeaux. Read more

King Jarrah: estimated to be 600 years old, this massive tree is the centrepiece for several forest walks; Perup Rd; 3 km E.

Wine and Truffle Company: tastings and information about truffle farming and dog training; (08) 9777 2474; 7 km SW.

Fonty's Pool: dammed in 1925 by Archie Fontanini for the irrigation of vegetables, it is now a popular swimming pool and picnic area in landscaped grounds; Seven Day Rd; 7km S.

Dingup Church: built in 1896 by the pioneer Giblett family and doubling as the school, this church is one of the few remaining local soapstone buildings; Balbarrup Rd; 8km E.

Pioneer Cemetery: poignant descriptions on headstones testify to the hardships faced by first settlers; Perup Rd; 8km E.

Diamond Tree Lookout: one of 8 tree towers constructed from the late 1930s as fire lookouts. Climb to the wooden cabin atop this 51m karri, used as a fire lookout from 1941 to 1947; 9km S.

Fontanini's Nut Farm: gather chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts and fruit in season; open Apr–June; Seven Day Rd; 10km S.

Nyamup: old mill town redeveloped as a tourist village; 20km SE.

Four Aces: 4 giant karri trees 220–250 years old and 67–79 m high stand in Indian file; Graphite Rd; 23km W.

Great Forest Trees Drive: self-guided drive through Shannon National Park; contact visitor centre for map; 45km S.

Perup Forest Ecology Centre: night spotlight walks to see rare, endangered and common native animals; contact DEC on (08) 9771 7988 for details; 50km E.

Lake Muir Lookout/Bird Observatory: boardwalk over salt lake to bird hide; 55km E.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Four-wheel-drive tours around Pemberton and Albany 25 km

Pemberton Discovery Tours is a carbon-neutral business that runs 4WD and tag-along tours through the great karri forests, along beaches and through dune systems, with a particular focus on environmental impact. There are... Find out more


Walking the Cape to Cape Track 94 km

One of Western Australia’s brilliant longdistance walks, the Cape to Cape Walk covers 135 kilometres between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, going through coastal heath, wildflowers, jarrah–marri forest... Find out more


Cafes & restaurants around town

Blue Tiger Cafe

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Cabernet Restaurant

Cabernet is situated in the heart of the state’s southern forest region at the Kingsley Motel. Whether you choose to dine inside the elegant dining room or alfresco, the broad-ranging menu is sure to appeal.... Find out more


Déjà Vu Cafe

Situated in the centre of town, Déjà Vu Cafe encourages patrons to relax and take their time with their meal or coffee. Much of the food is cooked on the premises, which consists of light meals, the deluxe... Find out more


Campsites around town

Greens Island camping area 19 km

Greens Island camping area is 2 km off Donnelly Dr, 23 km west of Manjimup via Graphite Rd. Set in a former family farm dating back to the 1921 settlement of the area, it provides easy bushwalking access to Four Acres... Find out more


Boarding House camping area 20 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Boarding House is 22.8 km from Tom Rd camping area and 19.1 km from Beavis camping area.... Find out more


Big Brook Arboretum 21 km

Big Brook Arboretum has a spacious camping area shaded by tall trees with abundant wildflowers. You’ll find it 11 km north-west of Pemberton via Golf Links and Mullineaux rds. A walking trail here leads through the... Find out more


Donnelly River Village 22 km

This privately operated campsite is located at the end of the northern section of the Bibbulmun Track and marks the start of its southern section. It is 20.6 km from the Gregory Brook camping area and 15.9 km from the... Find out more


Tom Road camping area 24 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Tom Rd is 15.9 km from Donnelly River Village and 22.8 km from Boarding House camping area.... Find out more


Beavis camping area 29 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Beavis is 19.1 km from Boarding House camping area and 19.5 km from Beedelup camping area.... Find out more


Moons Crossing camping area 29 km

This small, peaceful camping site is in the forest beside Warren River, which offers marroning and fishing opportunities. Come equipped with firewood and drinking water. To get here, take Moons Crossing Rd, off Spring... Find out more


Warren camping area 30 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Warren is 45.4 km from Beedelup camping area and 21.1 km from Schafer camping area.... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park 9 km

Closed during July and August, this park is in a rural setting just 8 km from Manjimup along a sealed road. Fonty’s Pool is a spring-fed swimming hole, with a rich history dating back to 1925. Bookings are required... Find out more


Pemberton Caravan Park 25 km

This is a spacious place with lots of shade and trees, just 1 km from the town centre. The budget-priced park has basic amenities, and a natural-style pool right next door. Bookings are required in peak periods and a... Find out more


Turner Caravan Park 91 km

This is a large waterfront park in the heart of town, with wide sprawling lawns. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Diamond Tree Angus Stud

Set on 400 hectares, the Diamond Tree Angus Stud is located approximately halfway between Manjimup and Pemberton, giving guests the opportunity to explore wineries, restaurants, national parks, waterways, galleries and... Find out more


Dingup House B&B

Originally established in 1870 as a three-room cottage, the Dingup House B&B has expanded into a historic homestead. Four of the guest rooms have private ensuite facilities and all are decorated with period fixtures... Find out more


Fonty’s Pool & Caravan Park

There aren’t many places as ideal as this region of the state to set up a tent and savour the natural environment. Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park is set in majestic surroundings and takes its name from the huge... Find out more


Karri Glade Chalets

Surrounded by soaring karri trees and in the midst of the area’s many natural attractions, the Karri Glade Chalets have two bedrooms, are fully self-contained and include spas, log fires and spring water flowing... Find out more


Wilgarup Lodge B&B

Situated on what was one of the first farms in the region, Wilgarup Lodge B&B has a chequered history sure to keep guests intrigued over breakfast. Many of the six rooms at the lodge include ensuite bathrooms,... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Watermark Kilns 35 km

For something completely different, stay in one of two ex-tobacco kilns, converted into comfortable, low-key accommodation. The double kiln (suitable for large families or bigger groups) has recycled timbers, water is... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Diamond Tree Lookout Park Area 9 km

10 km S of Manjimup (R) or 108 km N of Walpole (L)

Small area just off the highway in the forest. Good facilities and shade.


Jarrah Park rest area 28 km

21km W of Bridgetown (R) or 24km E of Nannup (L)

Small secluded area in the forest.


Willow Springs camping area 30 km

T/O 24km W of Bridgetown (L) or 21km E of Nannup (R)

Secluded in the forest 5km (unsealed) south of the highway via Wetherley and Gold Gully rds.


Bridgetown park area 30 km

At Bridgetown

At the south end of town on a riverbank.


Karri Gully Rest Area 32 km

26 km W of Bridgetown (R) or 19 km E of Nannup (L)

Very small area just off the highway. Good shade.


Greenbushes rest area 46 km

9km S of Balingup (R) or 17km N of Bridgetown (L)

At the junction with the northern road into Greenbushes.


Shannon park area 46 km

52km S of Manjimup (L) or 66km N of Walpole (R)

Well off the highway in the forest.


Shannon camping area 46 km

T/O 52km S of Manjimup (R) or 66km NW of Walpole (L)

In a secluded forest setting just off the highway in Shannon National Park.


Lake Muir park area 51 km

102km W of Mt Barker (L) or 59km E of Manjimup (R)

Just off the highway at the observatory.


Barrabup Pool camping area 53 km

T/O 2km N of Nannup (L) or 58km SE of Busselton (R)

In the forest 8km west of the highway via Mowen Rd.


Canebrake rest area 59 km

34km W of Nannup (R) or 41km E of Karridale (L)

Just off the highway in the forest.


Sues Bridge camping area 72 km

T/O 45km W of Nannup (R) or 30km E of Karridale (L)

Secluded in the forest 9km north of the highway via Sues Rd.


Frankland River rest area 74 km

77km W of Mt Barker (R) or 84km E of Manjimup (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Ironstone Gully camping area 77 km

T/O at Donnybrook

Secluded in the bush off Capel Rd 18km south-west of Donnybrook.


Rocky Gully park area 85 km

At Rocky Gully

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Chapman Pool camping area 88 km

T/O 64km W of Nannup (R) or 11km E of Karridale (L)

Secluded bush setting 9km north of the highway via Warner Glen Rd.


Alexandra Bridge camping area 89 km

T/O 64km W of Nannup (R) or 11km E of Karridale (L)

On a riverbank 2km north-west of the highway via Clarke Dr.


What's on around town

Manjimup Motocross 15000: June.

Festival of Country Gardens: Oct/Nov.

Cherry Harmony Festival: Dec.

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