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DI­A­MOND FOREST FARM STAY MIN­I­MUM TWO-NIGHT STAY $180 A NIGHT (2 ADULTS & 2 KIDS)

Set your GPS to guide you be­tween Pem­ber­ton and Man­jimup in Western Aus­tralia’s south­west, and pull into Di­a­mond Forest Farm Stay. Here, four Western red cedar cot­tages – two of which are pet-friendly – pro­vide the city com­forts you love (hello, air­con­di­tion­ing), with a bounty of coun­try charm. Each morn­ing, hosts Mark and Ker­ri­ann will in­tro­duce you to their menagerie – like don­keys Vi­o­let and J.R., Bambi the Jersey cow and mini pig Vivien – for feed­ing time. But since you’re stay­ing, you can visit all the farm­yard char­ac­ters for a pat, any time of day. Af­ter­wards, take one of the ca­noes out for a pad­dle or throw a line into the dam to fish for rain­bow trout. Stock up at road­side hon­esty stalls then mo­sey down to the gazebo or the pic­nic ta­ble near the wil­low trees.

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