The school holidays are coming up and even though Sheerwater is almost completely booked, I thought it would be useful for those staying and those thinking of staying the same time next year to share some of the local events that will be happening.
The Manjimup Farmers Markets get underway on 8.30am on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of every month till 12.30pm at Manjin Park on the Southwest Highway. All sorts of produce and local gift ideas are available. The new skatepark is right next door for the kids.
The Karri Cup MTB Challenge is an event run at the end of the April School Holidays every year. This year on the 27th and 28th of April. It is suited to both experienced riders chasing the thrill of a 100 km endurance race or for the more relaxed competitor after a leisurely 25 km ride, enjoying the views offered by the stunning karri forest.
The Karri Kids race is open to all children on the Sunday, with registrations at 9.30am followed by the under 5s starting at 10.30am. Events include mixed teams and an open men and women’s race. The event takes place across the road from the Northcliffe Visitors Centre at the Federation Track. Registration is $10.00 with prizes for the kids.
The Manjimup Timber Park is another great place to visit with free entry and lots to see and do including climbing up the stairs to the 17m high platform. Not only is the view spectacular the ride down the slide is super fun as well.
The playground equipment includes a 17m stairs with viewing platform and giant slide, a 7.4m climbing net, a 40m double cable flying fox, a climbing tower with slides, swings, spinning disks, toddler play area, sculptures of local animals and exercise equipment for the adults as well. These are also numerous historical buildings and logging equipment on display, used back in the day when Manjimup was a logging town.