At Diamond Forest Cottages we offer our guests a relaxing and peaceful holiday with four 2 bedroom cottages that sleep up to 5 guests in each, all overlooking a picturesque valley. From your 2 bedroom western-red cedar cottage enjoy panoramic forest and rural views of our 50 acre property. Wake up to the call of the birds, and early risers can take the opportunity to photograph the mist rising from the dams below in winter.
At Diamond Forest Cottages we have a farmstay environment consisting of approximately 100 animals that are friendly, love attention and food. Children can join us every morning to feed the animals or wander around at your leisure feeding them with food that is provided at reception. Other activities include fishing, canoeing & bushwalking. We do have a fully stocked dam just in front of your cottage. It's just so relaxing to sit beside the dam and watch the wildlife or listen to the frogs sing their song of an evening.
Our property is adjacent to the lovely Diamond State Forest, giving you the opportunity to enjoy bush walking, bird watching or viewing the wildflowers in season. Also being state forest it is available for a large number of activities such as dog walking or bike riding. Take the opportunity to climb the Diamond Tree Lookout.There is certainly no shortage of great things to do and see, both on our property and nearby.
Things to do locally
Diamond Forest Cottages are located in the Pemberton region and are central to most local attractions. We are situated only 12 minutes from Pemberton and 10 minutes from Manjimup. The region offers fine food, wineries, cafes, craft shops, galleries and a host of natural attractions.
We have listed for your information a range of activities available either on our property, or within a short drive - as you can see, there is certainly no shortage of things to do!
Explore our 50 acre property. Stroll through the gardens, have a picnic by the dam, fish for rainbow trout, canoe amongst our friendly ducks and native water birds or follow the trails through our own portion of Karri Forest.
Experience the Diamond State Forest, which is just across the road. There are plenty of walking trails to follow. Walk to Diamond Tree (3km one way) or take a shorter walk through unspoilt Karri Forest.
Trout fishing is available on our lake or at nearby Big Brook Dam & the Warren River with a licence.
Enjoy watching our abundant bird life. Depending on the time of year you will see Blue Wrens, Parrots, Kookaburras, Variegated Wrens, Black Cockatoos, Scarlet Robins, Black Swans nesting on the neighbours dam, Ducks frolicking on our dam, plus lots more.
Donnelly River Cruises - Enjoy a relaxed cruise from the Karri to the Coast. Cruise along a 12km section of the Donnelly River through a diverse ecosystem that is only accessible by boat.
Pemberton Tramway - travel on the tram through the magnificent Karri Forest. Take a break to enjoy the Cascades.
Be dazzled by the wildlife display and wildflowers during spring.
Pemberton Timbermill Tours are available Monday to Thursday.
Spend the day and follow the Karri Forest Explorer Tourist Drive. Just follow the map, tune into the FM radio station and see some of Pemberton's best natural attractions.
Climb the fire look-out trees : The Diamond Tree lookout, The Gloucester Tree and The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree.
Visit the local wineries: Donnelly River, Fonty's Pool, Gloucester Ridge, Hidden River, Mountford, Peos Estate, Lost Lake, Silkwood, The Warren Vineyard, The Wine & Truffle Co. and Woodsmoke Estate are only minutes away.
Venture further south and enjoy a pleasant drive to the stunning Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants, near Walpole.
Big Brook dam offers swimming, fishing and walking trails, and also has picnic and barbeque facilities and a manmade beach.
Visit the new Bird Observatory at Lake Muir Nature Reserve. An elevated boardwalk leads 120m out over natural vegetation, swamp and wetlands, to a large viewing platform where you are greeted by a panoramic view of Lake Muir.
Pemberton Discovery Tours - jump on an organised tour to see the Yeagarup Dunes, beaches, towering Karri trees or wildflowers. Or perhaps a Wine Tour to visit local wineries, meet local vignerons and experience local wines without the worry of driving.
Try the Fresh Local Produce at one of the many award winning cafes/restaurants or buy your supplies direct from a roadside stall or farm.
A must see: King Jarrah Tree, One Tree Bridge, The Four Aces, Glenoran Pool, Fonty's Pool, Cascades and Beedelup Falls.
Manjimup Timber Park, 10 hectares that includes The State Timber Museum, The Age of Steam Museum, Historic Hamlet and Blacksmiths Shop as well as an amazing playground with flying foxes, castle, climbing ropes and more that will delight children of all ages. Barbeques facilities and picnic tables are available and it's all FREE.
Take a scenic drive to Northcliffe, Windy Harbour, Salmon Beach and Mt Chudalup- a granite outcrop with 360 degree views.
Explore a section of the Bibbulmun Track.
Experience 4WD driving in the D'Entrecasteaux National Park for beach fishing or access to the Yeagerup Dunes.