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    Southern Comforts
    5 days
    from $2,590* per person twin share
    Solo room from $2,740
    Come for the trees, stay for the experience
    Inclusions A little more about Manjimup

    Inclusions

    A little more about Manjimup

    Inclusions

    Inclusions

    • Private coach transfers between Perth City and Manjimup Hotel
    • Multi award winning local guide, Peter Casonato
    • 4 nights’ accommodation
    • Daily Breakfast
    • Welcome Dinner at Cabernet Restaurant (well known for local produce – Farm to Fork approach)
    • A white table, long lunch in the orchard under the Blossom Trees with Chef Raj providing a spectacular dining experience you will never forget
    • Cheese making and wine matching class with one of the only qualified Cheese AND Wine Makers in the country
    • Exclusive tour through Banister Downs Dairy
    • A guided wildflower and art walk through Understory Art & Nature walk
    • A private Donnelly River Cruise with Sunset BBQ on the river and a fresh marron starter
    • Exclusive winery tastings
    • A pizza night at the home of one of our favorite local families, the Peos family -farmers and winemakers in Manjimup for more than 90 years
    • More hidden gems included
    A little more about Manjimup

    A little more about Manjimup

    Named for the Noongar word “Manjin” (a broad leafed edible reed) and “Up” (meeting place), Manjimup is the main commercial centre for the Southern Forests region. It still maintains its country charm with its many Art Deco facades.

    Surrounded by lush pastures and some of the most productive soils in Australia, Manjimup is fast becoming known as the Food Bowl of WA. A diverse range of high quality produce surrounded by a pristine environment makes Manjimup a must do on anyone’s culinary bucket list.

    Valid for travel
    25 October 2021
    Offer expires
    4 Oct 2021 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Mandurah to Manjimup

    Commence your journey with a private coach transfer which will take you through wonderful small towns and undulating country-side to arrive in Manjimup. You will have time to settle into your accommodation and freshen up before meeting for a welcome dinner at the “Cabernet Restaurant” with a complimentary drink and an opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers

    Day 2

    Northcliffe

    After a continental breakfast, we head off for a scenic drive to the small timber town of Northcliffe. An earlier start today but it will be a magical day as we discover wildflowers and enjoy a guided nature and art walk in this historic town.

    We have arranged a private tour and morning tea at Bannister Downs Farm, a family owned, ethically run dairy providing milk to Western Australia. Cows here are treated like family and are milked only 10 metres from the processing facility.

    A fish and chip lunch here today with fresh fish from Windy Harbour and then off for a scenic drive through Pemberton and visit a brand-new chocolate factory.

    A very special evening cruise along the Donnelly River tonight with a gourmet BBQ featuring Marron Entrée and wine tasting from a fabulous local winery.

    Day 3

    Exploring Manjimup

    After our continental breakfast this morning we will explore the Manjimup area and visit some local farms where you will meet some of the characters that farm the region. You will hear their stories and feel their passion for the area and their produce. Their forward-thinking farming practices will amaze you.

    Today our feature lunch with Ray Guadagnino in his family orchard. Starting with a guided walk at this most stunning time of the year, you will have an opportunity to chat with Ray and hear his and his family’s story. A multi course long lunch under the blossoms with Chef Raj from Cilantros will be something you will be talking about for years to come.

    Dinner tonight will be at the home of one of our favorite local families, the Peos family – farmers and winemakers in Manjimup for more than 90 years.

    Day 4

    Cheese making and Wine pairing with farewell dinner

    We commence the day with a fully cooked breakfast before heading out to tour some more countryside and pop into a local strawberry farm. You will not believe how amazing the berries taste straight from the source.

    Next, we head to Lost Lake Winery in Pemberton where we will enjoy a cheese making workshop with Australia’s only qualified cheese and wine maker. A light lunch here in this beautiful location followed by a cheese and wine pairing and tasting. Purchase wines here for our evening farewell dinner.

    A short break at the hotel before glamming up for our private, 5 course, dining experience at Two Little Black Birds with Chef Joe Ditri.

    After coming from Northcliffe, Joe moved to Perth and was a chef at “Fraser’s Restaurant” in Kings Park for 16 years. During this time Joe was awarded 2 gold medals at the “Restaurant of Champions” and in 2006 was awarded the “Western Australian Young Chef of the Year”. After then spending 3 years as head chef at Brika’s Restaurant in Perth, Joe decided to move back to Manjimup to be closer to family and the fresh produce and food of the area which inspired his original journey.

    Day 5

    Manjimup to Mandurah

    After breakfast and a little time to explore, our time together ends, and you begin your return journey private coach transfers from the hotel back to Mandurah

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    * Conditions

    Based on departure 11 October 2021. Subject to minimum numbers of 10 and max of 12. Deposit of $200 due within 5 days of confirmation. Final payment due 10 Days prior to Departure. 4 Solo rooms at $2748/3 Solo rooms at $2798/2 Solo rooms at $2850. Subject to availability and subject to change without notice. Cancellation and Amendment fees will apply and can be up to 100%. Please ask for a competitive Travel Insurance quote.