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(EJ) Southern Comforts – 3 Dec 2022 – Escorted by Annette **

This has been a very popular Journey with Travel with Me so we are delighted to give our clients a variety of dates to choose from for 2022.

This 7 day itinerary is the perfect way to see what the beautiful Southern Forests & Valleys has to offer. Escorted by local guides who know and love this region, you are sure to enjoy an authentic and personal experience with insider knowledge on hand throughout your journey.

Pete, Toni and Graeme will show you the very best of the region and will introduce you to the local farmers and suppliers where you will hear their stories and experience their product in truly memorable ways.

Rolling green hills, award winning food straight from the farms, impressive wines, friendly locals, heritage listed towns and tall trees. A fabulous mix of experiences to showcase this wonderful region of WA.


Here is what some of our past guests had to say;

The Donnelly River Cruise was incredible. Visits to wineries, chestnut farm were very interesting, and all the people were so helpful and friendly. – Gaye

It was great to meet local  people running local businesses – Anne

My highlights were visits to places not usually accessible or known to the public. Interaction with owners sharing their “journeys” with us of their businesses. It felt like we were a part of the community – Wendy

I enjoyed the entire trip, especially the cruise, so unique and so special, a glorious moment in time – Kathryn

I absolutely recommend this journey; I saw parts of Manjimup and Pemberton on tour that I would not even have thought of – Allan

There was great variety in this trip. Very well planned and researched with very different and unique experiences – Muriel

I highly recommend this tour. It was fun and different and opened up the country like never before- Anon

Everything happened seamlessly to us even though that was because of plenty of work in the background – Anon



  • Escorted by Travel with Me Director, Annette Porter (3 Dec) **
  • Escorted by Peter Casonato (Donnelly River Cruises/Southern Forests Experiences) (26 Nov- alternate itinerary in Pemberton)
  • Private transfers to Bridgetown and return from Pemberton
  • 2 Nights accommodation Nelsons of Bridgetown
  • 4 Nights accommodation Forest Lodge Resort * (See notes re Accom at this resort)
  • Escorted by Local Guides
  • Cider tasting at Bridgetown Cidery
  • Welcome Dinner in Bridgetown
  • Morning tea at Donnelly River Village
  • Lunch at Nannup Brewery -local produce and beer pairing
  • See the Worlds largest Pendulum wooden clock
  • Lunch and tastings as we explore Manjimup surrounds
  • Truffle product tasting and wine matching experience at Truffle Hill
  • Daily breakfast at Forest Lodge Resort
  • Visit the Gloucester Tree
  • Beedelup Falls/Knights Chocolate/Strawberry Farm
  • Beach and Forest Eco Tour including lunch
  • Entry into the private garden with afternoon tea
  • Exclusive Donnelly River evening cruise
  • A relaxing lunch with wine tasting in Pemberton (location may change depending on time of year)
  • Gin and Vodka tasting (alternate itinerary only)
  • A very special Sunset Dinner with Marron entree on the Donnelly River
  • 2 x Dinner at the Forest Lodge resort
  • Pemberton Tramway inc transfers
  • Touring as per itinerary


  • Based on dates 3 to 9 December 2022 – Escorted by Annette Porter
  • Slightly amended itinerary, escorted by Peter Casonato of Donnelly River Cruises are available for the following dates
    • 26 Nov to 2 December 2022
  • Subject to minimum numbers of 10 and maximum of 12
  • Price based on twin share
  • Non refundable deposit of $200 due within 7 days of confirmation *
  • Final payment due 45 Days prior to departure
  • Amendment and Cancellation fees do apply and can be up to 100%
  • Prices and Itinerary are subject to availability and subject to change without notice
  • Please ask your Travel with Me consultant for a competitive Travel Insurance quote

Fitness Level

Please note that this tour involves walking across some farmland which will be a mixture of terrains and will vary dependent on weather conditions. Clients must be able to get on/off the bus unaided, manage own luggage and occasionally be able to stand up for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Price is from $2395 pp Twin Share and from $2835 SOLO ** See notes on Solo Accommodation.

If regional borders are closed due to Government action, prior to departure, then all monies paid will be fully refundable. This does not include any restrictions on the Western Australian border. If the Western Australian border is closed and/or if new quarantine measures are introduced that would affect your travel into WA, then normal cancellation fees will apply. We suggest you carefully consider the risk of last-minute changes/closures to the WA Border if coming from outside WA.
**At any time, the suppliers of the tours we advertise may require proof of being fully vaccinated. At the time of writing, fully vaccinated means 2 doses of a TGA-approved vaccine.  Travel with Me highly recommends you are able to supply proof of vaccination before booking. 
We hope you understand that we cannot be held responsible if you are denied joining a tour should you not be able to provide proof of your vaccination status.
Normal cancellation penalties will apply**


Click here for a full day by day itinerary – Escorted by Annette

Click here for full day by day itinerary – Escorted by Peter Casonato


Click here to see pics from a recent Southern Comforts Journey