Winner of 4 Western Australian Tourism Awards
Including Ecotourism in 2009

Winner of 4 Western Australian Tourism Awards including Ecotourism in 2009. Donnelly River cruises is an award-winning experience not to be missed. Operating daily, with bus pick-ups also available from Pemberton and Manjimup, Donnelly River Cruises conducts a river cruise of the lower twelve-kilometre section of the Donnelly River, within the confines of the D’Entrecasteaux National Park, in the South West of Western Australia. The cruise area, including the beach landing, encompasses an area that is not accessible by 4-wheel drive and is only accessible by boat.

The atmosphere of the cruise is to “sit back, relax and enjoy” as you meander through the diversified eco systems of the river. In a conversational format where you are encouraged to join in, Peter will enlighten you about the river, the ecology and geology of the area, the fauna and flora and some of the history of the area. The scenery is constantly changing as you commence in lush Jarrah and Marri forests, and then pass through the Paperbark and wetlands, past the limestone cliffs, to the majestic Southern Ocean. On the way you will cruise past the unique holiday huts nestled amongst the towering Marri trees and coastal dunes. While at the mouth of the river, you are given the opportunity to disembark and experience the isolation and pristine quality of the area with a brief walk along the beach. The beach is approximately 2 km long confined by rocky outcrops at each end with no vehicle access at all.

You are able to stroll along the soft white beaches in virtual isolation except for possibly a few locals trying their hand at some beach fishing. After toe tapping with the Southern Ocean, you will make your way back to the boat where you begin the return journey with a morning or afternoon tea complimented by Pete’s “fantastic” muffins.

There is no one photo to depict this amazing cruise!!!

Latest Cruises

Enjoy a relaxed cruise from the Karri to the Coast.

  • A wonderful morning on the river. A “must” for visitors! Good luck for the future and thankyou!

    Sue Osborne Travel Counsellors UK,

  • Absolutely superb! Very friendly and entertaining crew! Had a wonderful time and definitely will be back!

    Sue & Andrew W, Warnbro ,

  • A beautiful and peaceful trip and really good muffins! I really enjoyed walking on the beach and breathing the fresh air! We all loved the scenery and took many photos!

    Beatrice, Antoine & Alain D ,

  • Thankyou so much for a fabulous trip, a “must do” for all visitors. A highlight and certainly a brilliant memory. Thankyou

    Lou Mulvaney, Thomson-UK ,

  • really enjoyed the cruise. Best wishes for your success. Awesome reflections!!!

    Sally & Don M, Shirley G ,

  • I will be telling everyone about the trip as it was a wonderful trip. More than I expected!

    S Barycki ,

  • Thankyou – Would like to do it all again tomorrow!

    Lesley & Bob Perth,

  • Beautiful scenery, very informative, loved the stories and the muffins

    C Paxton & F Ferre ,

  • A wonderful presentation of the oral history of the area!

    Kathleen C ,

  • We had the boat to ourselves and couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the morning. A highlight of our Pemberton trip. Thanks so much!

    Peter, Mardi & Abby M ,

  • I liked stopping at the beach and making sand castles!

    Lara H (child),

  • Lovely cruise, thanks for your friendliness, especially also for the kids!

    E & M, Germany Germany,

  • A highlight of our visit to Pemberton. Informative and well presented – very well looked after. Thank you for a great trip!

    Don M & Caroline ,

  • A great way to spend a morning! It was cold and miserable outside, warm and friendly in the boat – and the peaceful scenery outside was fantastic!

    George H ,

  • We had a wonderful time and really got back to nature. Thankyou for an informative and relaxing afternoon. The area really needs something like this – we will be recommending it highly!

    Michael & Nicola Iluka WA,