Hawke Brook Chalets, the hidden gems
Hawke Brook Chalets is listed as one of the most popular accommodations in Pemberton, West Australia. Pemberton is known for the tall Karri trees of Gloucester National Park, including the Gloucester Tree with its lookout point. We got a chance to visit this charming town back in 2014 during our Australia holiday. It was UNFORGETTABLE!
We drove to Pemberton after visiting our beloved friends in Perth. The trip took us around five hours driving via Bunbury, Mandurah, and Busselton. From Busselton we took the scenic Nannup route. Although we took the longer route in timing we really enjoyed the driving. The scenery along the winding roads is beautiful with native forests and rolling green farmlands.
Pemberton’s beauty is its stunning nature – the towering trees, thick forests, wild flowers, fresh water rivers and waterfalls. And tucked inside this ‘wilderness’ is the Hawke Brook Chalets – a beautiful and peaceful home away from home.
Four charming Hawke Brook Chalets are situated on 42 acres of private property within the National Park. The chalets are part of a working farm featuring avocado and kiwi fruit orchards. It is a fully self contained accommodation complete with a kitchen (with a full sized stove with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, crockery and cuttlery). All chalets have a large picture window throughout and a balcony deck with magnificent views of garden, bush forest and the natural lake. Each chalet is tastefully decorated in country style, set in one row and separated by garden and green grass.
All chalets are accessible from a private main street started from the main gate of the property. A front desk is available close to the main gate as a guest service center which includes tour desk, complimentary guest library to borrow books, board games and DVD’s, and self operated washing machine and dryer. The laundry service is available 24 hrs with some charge. Washing powder is available but guess are welcome to bring their own. And since the farm is out of mobile phone range, a paid phone is also provided here. As for the little one there is a playground under the shade with play kitchen, sand pit, swing and log car.
Four of us stayed in a chalet with two queen bedrooms. But other chalets have sets of bunk beds to cater family with more children. Our chalets had raked ceilings with overhead fans and wooden floor throughout with carpet rugs. It has a comfortable living room with a lounge, cosy fire place, TV, DVD player, undercover BBQ outside and a parking space at the chalet door. Entering the room we were welcomed by a warm, cozy and homey interior.
Enjoying the surrounding
As soon as we put our luggage down we knew already what we wanted to do. First thing first we wanted to run outside to try our boomerang toy in the huge open space garden and take a stroll along the lake. Since it was our son’s 6th birthday we wanted to do BBQ next and enjoy a peaceful dinner just four of us. After that we wanted to read a book beside the fire place on the relaxing chair, watch TV together and cuddle in the cozy bed. We did it all and it was perfect.