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Donnelly River - Cities, Towns and Localities
Once the centre of a thriving logging industry, Donnelly River is now just a historic mill town, just 30 minutes by car from Bridgetown or Nannup. In the Shire of Nannup and originally gazetted as Wheatley, it is surrounded by areas of Karri Forests. The former mill workers’ cottages are now used as holiday accommodation. The old steam driven timber mill, now heritage listed, once exported timber to the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Middle East and also throughout Australia, employing over 100 workers at its peak. There are guided tours of the site.

There are two walking trails that include the Spring Loop (5.5 km) and the King’s Park Karri Loop (9.5 km), both starting at the Donnelly Store. Of interest on the trails are the old steam winch landing, Wheatley Dam, Little One Tree Bridge, an old style log landing and at the time of writing a giant Karri tree, over 70 metres hight and thought to be over 300 years old.

Check out our listing of Donnelly River accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Balingup Visitor Centre

Greenbushes Eco Cultural Discovery Centre
38 Blackwood Road
Ph/Fax: 08 9764 3883

Donnelly River Attractions

Wheatley Dam
• Constructed in 1951, the dam was to provide water for the sawmill, township and nearby Forest Department settlement.
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