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Take a short break from everyday humdrum life
The Genuinely Extraordinary Southern Forests Food & Farm Experience aims to provide a genuine down-to-earth, once in a lifetime experience for visitors to Western Australia's premier food producing region – the Southern Forests.
It will be a tour like no other, with accommodation and food included for 4 days.
It is located in our beautiful South West corner of WA, and this region is home to over 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, truffles, nuts, wine, gourmet products, beef, sheep and dairy farms, as well as extraordinary culinary experiences. If you consider yourself a "foodie", why not tempt your taste-buds and join in this fantastic event with genuine taste experiences!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS You will experience the wide-open spaces, fresh air and stunning scenery of the Southern Forests, and some of the items on this tour will be:
An orchard walks amongst the fruit trees, and sunset wine and food experiences.
Meet genuine "dinki di" farmers and locals of the Southern Forests.
The opportunity to shop like a local, and explore the region's streets and businesses, using vouchers to find your own genuine taste experience to take home with you.
INCLUSIONS The Genuinely Extraordinary Southern Forests Food & Farm Experience will include:
A 4 day, 3 night all-inclusive tour with motel accommodation
Mini-bus transport in the region
All meals and experiences as per the itinerary
Expert local representatives to help you enjoy your own genuine taste experience
PLEASE NOTE - It does not include transport to the region.
THE COUNCIL The Southern Forests Food Council was founded in 2010 by a group of eager local producers who understood about the wealth and abundance of produce grown in the region, making it perfect for food tourism.
In 2012 they received a $5 million investment under the State Government's SuperTowns initiative, The investment is part of a $7 million Royalties for Regions allocation to the Shire of Manjimup for its Agricultural Expansion Project.
Nine local producers who, between them, have hundreds of years' experience in the industry, are currently on the Council's Committee. You can see more about these producers here.
This Council represents local producers, culinary and agri-tourism operators who live and work in what is WA's premier food area, and their aim is to establish the Southern Forests region as an "internationally-recognised top culinary tourism destination", which I believe they have now virtually achieved.
The Southern Forests Food Council, taking in the towns of Manjimup, Pemberton, Walpole and Northcliffe, is home to an incredible variety of produce and experiences. These include around 50 different fruits and vegetables, truffles and boutique produce, dairy and cattle farms, as well as award-winning wineries.
Every time you bite into an apple, or slice into an avocado, or you're tempted by that rare truffle, or any of the other wondrous vegetables, meats, fruits and nuts that are grown in the Southern Forests, you'll be left in no doubt that the selection of fresh local produce simply looks, smells and tastes better!
The region starts just before Manjimup, where agricultural land is dotted with magnificent karri trees and here they have the internationally famous black truffle and Pink Lady apple.
Towards the coast lies the scenic town of Northcliffe, which is surrounded by huge forests, rich coastal plains and wetlands, and is recognised as prime grazing land that produces excellent beef and dairy cattle.
Further south again is the town of Walpole, which is set on the tranquil waters of the Walpole Inlet and is known for its honey and lush pastures containing livestock.
TOUR DATES AND PRICING
The Genuinely Extraordinary Southern Forests Food & Farm Experience runs monthly, on the first weekend of the month.
2018 Tour Dates:
FEBRUARY - Friday 2nd to Monday 5th
MARCH - Friday 2nd to Monday 5th (Labour Day Long Weekend)
APRIL - Friday 6th to Monday 9th
MAY - Friday 4th to Monday 7th
JUNE - Friday 1st to Monday 4th (WA Day Long Weekend)
For booking information, click on this link.
This is a great opportunity for singles as it is only an extra $200 to have a single room!
Single $1,485 per person.
Twin share $1,285 per person.