Nannup day trips.
Nannup, Donnelly Mill & One Tree Bridge.
Depart Holberry House towards Bridgetown on the Brockman Highway. Turn right at Sears Rd towards the Donnelly River Village, a historic settlement around a once thriving mill operation. This is now a low key tourism development with a real village atmosphere. One of the main features is the emus and kangaroos wandering the streets. One can only imagine the difficult lives the early settlers encountered whilst clearing and felling the surrounding forest. The Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail crosses through the settlement, so is a great spot to stop and stretch your legs.
Departing Donnelly to One Tree Bridge follows the scenic Donnelly Drive. (Check at the Cafe prior to leaving to make sure the road is passable. It is a gravel road so not advisable in a hire car. Pick up a map from the Donnelly Café if you are planning on doing this road (20c) as some of the roads are poorly signposted, but is well worth the effort.
At the Vasse Highway turn left to One Tree Bridge. The 4 Aces are on the left, magnificent tall karri trees in formation. Glenoran Pool is a great spot for a picnic or a walk, again taking in the Bibbulmun Track following the river. Return home to Holberry House via Graphite Rd.
For an alternate route if travelling on gravel roads is not suitable.
Depart Donnelly River on Sears Rd to Manjimup, a town that is currently undergoing major industry transformation from the traditions of timber milling to tourism, viticulture and aquaculture. The Manjimup Timber Park incorporates the Visitors Centre, a fire tower lookout, Timber museum, Age of Steam Museum and Timber Park Gallery, offering a comprehensive overview of the timber industry. There are several good wineries in this region. Depart Manjimup for One Tree Bridge along Graphite Rd.