Hawke Brook Chalet & Lavender and Berry Farm
29.08.2008 - 31.08.2008 17 °C
We spent our weekend getaway to Pemberton lazying in the cozy Hawke Brook Chalet, which is situated adjacent to the majestic Karri forest of Warren National Park in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.
During our stay we had the whole 40 acres of land to ourselves because there wasn't anyone else staying there. Yes all 40 acres! Green acre is the place to be...
Our chalet had a balcony with magnificent views of the lake, giant pine trees and wide grasslands. It even had a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. There are 4 chalets in total and all 4 have views of the lake.
Situated right in the middle of the forests, the only sound you would expect to hear is the crackling wood in the fireplace, the distant wind gusting through the tall trees and the quiet choral singing of amphibians by the lake.
Taking a walk through the forests and fruit orchard
While we were on our walk, we were greeted by 4 most adorable Labradors. According to the owner, these dogs know their way around. So, they not only followed us into the forests but even led the way! Sometimes, they will wander away into the bushes for a while but only to come prancing back happily a few minutes later.
One of the "tour guides" decides to chew a pine cone halfway through the walk
Follow the leader...
Spot the Kiwis - one on the left of the picture and one on the right! Hint: One kiwi is pointing to the other kiwi with his umbrella
We came across kiwi fruit on our walks... the owner grows kiwi fruit and avocado and says we are allowed to pick it... and so we did!
Lavender and Berry Farm
A trip with us is never complete without trying the local food so off to the Lavender and Berry farm in the afternoon.
The Kiwi caught in his attempt to gobble the blueberry pancake.
We had blueberry pancakes with ice cream at the cafe. The farm also had beautiful sweet smelling lavender flowers and berries and even chalets (in the distance of the picture)