Donnelly River Cruises provides a unique cruise of the lower 12 kilometre section of the Donnelly River, located in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park, in the south west of Western Australia.
The atmosphere of the four hour cruise is to “sit back, relax and enjoy”. The cruise commences in Jarrah bush land and meanders through the diversified eco systems of the river. From the lush Jarrah and Karri forests, through the Paperbark and wetlands, to the Limestone cliffs and majestic Southern Ocean. On the way you will cruise past the unique holiday huts nestled amongst the towering Marri trees and coastal sand dunes. The only access to the entire area is by boat ensuring the pristine quality of the area.
While at the mouth of the river, you are given the opportunity to disembark and walk along the beach for about half an hour. The beach is approximately two kilometres long confined by rocky outcrops at each end with no vehicle access at all. You will be able to stroll along the soft white beaches in virtual isolation except for possibly a few locals trying their hand at some beach fishing.
Adventure Australian Tourism Accreditation Beaches & Surf Boating Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Half Day or Less History & Heritage Nature & Wildlife
Relax with a morning cruise on this pristine river. With a casual but informative commentary, you will learn some of the history of the area and view its beautiful flora and native wildlife.
After a brief walk on the sandy beach (conditions permitting), you will cruise back up the river enjoying a complimentary morning tea with fantastic muffins.
Their courtesy bus departs the Karri Valley pick up point at 9am (departure time and availability may vary by season). They also pick up at the Pemberton Visitors Centre at 8:30am and the Manjimup Visitors Centre at 8am, by arrangement.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll on the beach. You will cruise down the river with all the fun and interpretation of the morning cruise.
To add additional cheer, feel free to bring along that bottle of wine or a few beers. With a fridge, wine glasses and toilet all on board, you only need your drinks.
Their courtesy bus departs the Karri Valley pick up point at 2pm (departure time and availability may vary by season). They also pick up at the Pemberton Visitors Centre at 1:30pm and the Manjimup Visitors Centre at 1pm, by previous arrangement.
Enjoy an Evening Cruise and watch the sunset, then be enchanted on the return trip with the river under lights.
Enjoy a beautiful Three Curry Meal! Bring along a bottle of wine or a few drinks and relax for the evening.
This tour departs Manjimup Visitors Centre at 3pm, Pemberton Visitors Centre at 3:30pm and Karri Valley pick-up point at 4pm. Returns approximately between 9pm and 10pm. Minimum numbers apply and bookings are essential.