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Published December 10th 2016
Driving in the country? Here's some free activities
Manjimup is situated 307 kilometres south east (a little) of Perth and is the regional centre for the largest shire of Western Australia. Manjimup is most commonly known for the Karri trees that are abundant throughout the area, making for many great walking tracks through the trees. If you do happen to be visiting the area, here are a few things that you may wish to do.
1. The Wine & Truffle Co Situated a little out of Manjimup itself, The Wine & Truffle Co is a producer of premium fine wines and the largest cultivator of the widely sort after black truffle in the southern hemisphere. The estate is set up with tastings of wines year round, and truffles during harvest season of June through August as well as a restaurant. They also run tours during harvest season. The cellar door is open from 10am til 5pm daily and is located at 490 Seven Day Road, Manjimup.
2. Manjimup Timber Park In keeping with Manjimup's rich timber industry history is Manjimup's Timber Park. Located in the heart of town, this free-entry park encompasses the timber industry history, in a fun park for all to enjoy. With BBQ's and plenty of picnic tables, the whole family can enjoy half a day or more in the park. There is plenty of equipment to keep the kids amused, and even a 12 metre high slide (enclosed of course) for the more adventurous. There's even a café on site so mum and dad can get that caffeine hit. You can find the park in Rose Street in Manjimup.
These aren't what you think. The Four Aces are actually four Karri trees that are in excess of 250 years old. Stopping off at a small clearing on the side of the road, and after a short walk, you find yourself amongst a variety of trees of different ages. You can tell the four aces apart from the other trees from their very large bases, because as Karri trees age, they get wider at the base instead of getting taller. Whilst this may not be too exciting for some people, it's a nice spot to stop for a bite to eat. Found along Graphite Road between Manjimup and Nannup.
4. One Tree Bridge & Glenoran Pool Only 1 kilometre from the Four Aces, you will find One Tree Bridge and Glenoran Pool. This picturesque stop has plenty of picnic tables to sit at to eat, as well as a couple of concrete mini pits with cooking plates for the public to use. It's not recommended to swim in in the pool, but it's nice enough just to sit on the edge and look. Found along Graphite Road between Manjimup and Nannup.