You can spend your entire holiday in the village and its surrounds and be as happy as Larry doing very little, whilst experiencing a lot.
Jam-packed itineraries are not our idea of a break from it all and we recommend keeping the pace nice’n’easy.
Bushwalking is popular on the many tracks that branch off the Bibbulmun, and mountain biking off the Munda Biddi, both of which have their half-way point at Donnelly.
You can visit the 70 metre King Karri, just a 25 minute walk north of the village or take a relaxing stroll around the Donnelly lake and see if you can spot some native frogs or yabbi.
A short drive away, the Four Aces is a popular spot to experience magnificent Karri trees. Other scenic spots in the vicinity that shouldn’t be missed are One Tree Bridge and Glenoran Pool.
Each season has its special Donnelly delights. Wildflowers including native wisteria, hovea, coral creeper, clematis and the kangaroo paw are abundant during spring.
During summer the lake is a perfect place for swimming, relaxing and enjoying a picnic or barbecue.
As the nights get colder in autumn and winter, the Donnelly games room offers darts, pool and table tennis and a screening room in the old butcher shop is a favourite nightly activity with the kids.
The forest during the winter is an invigorating environment, and there’s nothing nicer than listening to rain on a tin roof whilst you’re curled up next to your own raging fire.
You can use Donnelly as a base to explore the Blackwood River Valley region which is full of charming town-sites, scenic and historic attractions including museums, galleries, wineries, a cidery and lovely places to stop for lunch, afternoon tea or a fossick.
If you decide to head further afield you can go for a day trip to the coast into the Margaret River region, or head further into the Southern Forests and visit the Valley of the Giants and even climb the Gloucester Tree.
Check THE REGION page for websites to help you plan in advance, or see how you feel when you’re here and we can offer some local insider advice depending on what you’re after.