This outstanding and unique property is
For Sale in the Pemberton Manjimup
southern forest region

Our intention by creating this website is to find the next owners of this unique and special place. Our desire is to find like-minded people who will respect the beauty of the natural environment of Running Gully. To enjoy and love this place, sharing it with their families and friends, just as we have over the years…
Catherine and Scott
Running Gully has been in the family for two generations.

Originally it was our holiday home retreat that we shared with our family and friends over many years…numerous great times - holidays, long-weekends, birthday parties, Christmas and New Year celebrations have all been enjoyed here.

In 2008, we decided to move from Perth for a “tree-change” to enjoy the fantastic lifestyle that living full-time at the “farm”, as we called it, offers.
A quiet and simple forest paradise, that we have enjoyed with so many people over the last 16 years.


“Nothing beats the taste of fresh vegetables from your own patch…”

  • The pristine clear forest air that you can only find in the south-west of Western Australia.

  • Enjoy your own private 15 acre lake with seasonal water-birds

  • Eat your own fresh home grown fruit and vegetables

  • Collect your free-range fresh eggs for breakfast

  • Be surrounded by lush forest with orchids and giant jarrah and karri trees

  • Listen to the myriad of song birds, rare Baudin, Carnaby and Red-tail Cockatoos, Wedgetail Eagles, Owls plus our friendly Magpies

  • Feed the tame and wild kangaroos that come in each night to say hello

Unfortunately, in June 2012 we had a house-fire and lost our home and possessions.
Our “A” frame timber home that had been nestled amongst the tall trees overlooking the lake for over 40 years was gone….as with all good things, they must come to an end.
Over the last few years we have come to terms with our loss and in some ways this has given us freedom that otherwise may not have come along.

Having spent the last couple of years travelling overseas and exploring other parts of the world we have decided to sell our “special place”.

The decision to sell has not come lightly but we recognise it is time to offer someone else the opportunity to enjoy this spectacular location and lifestyle.


Situated between Pemberton and Manjimup in the south-west of Western Australia and surrounded by stunning giant karri and jarrah trees, this property is very special.
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Running Gully comprises 160 acres (64.7 hectares) with a stunning private permanent lake that covers nearly 15 acres and holds over 80,000 kLt of water…(14 million gallons in the old language).

It is one of the largest private water holdings in the area with licensing from the Waters and Rivers Commission to draw water for crops and the marron ponds.

Running Gully sits at the interface of two distinct ecosystems: jarrah forest and karri forest, and their specific under-storey vegetation which supports many species of wild flowers including many orchids.

Mostly karri loam soils with some small areas of sand and peat. Ideal for vines and small crops including avocado, various fruit trees and truffles.

Manjimup Truffles are now rivalling the French black truffle in world culinary circles and many properties in the area are growing this crop with great success, it has become a major export business for the area. The annual Truffle Kerfuffle has become a very popular event with chefs from all over Australia and the world coming for a weekend of fine local foods and wines.
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Running Gully is an outstanding property, known in the area for its beauty and tranquility is finally for sale.

"Offering so much, a property for sale like this hasn't been available for a long time….a lifestyle and tree-change opportunity not to be missed."

160 acres surrounded by State Forest and Department of Parks and Wildlife plantations and unlike many farms in the region that have cleared paddocks that are running livestock or crops, Running Gully is mostly natural forest and bush lands plus of course the 15 acre private “lake”.
The property offers a number of income streams, including marron and blue-gums but also potential for other crops such as vines, avocados and truffles all of which are currently being grown with great success in the region.

There is also excellent potential income for a tourism based business as Running Gully is located next to the Munda Biddi Trail. Currently zoned General Agriculture Rural that permits two residences plus up to four holiday chalets (STCA). There is also the possibility of subdivision and rezoning that would allow further expansion of a tourism based enterprise for holiday accommodation or other businesses.
Running Gully is located close to the popular wine growing and tourist town of Pemberton and the main service town and shire centre of Manjimup.
And a day at the beach is just a 45 minute drive away.
The coast and beautiful beaches of the southern coast are not far away.

The D’Entrecasteaux National Park, which is a significant wilderness area with the stunning monadnock "Mount Chudalup", a huge block of granite reaching 187 metres above sea levels where you can have a 360 degree views of the surrounding forest, heathlands, coast and the magnificent Yeagarup Dunes.

The small village of Windy Harbour, which is well known locally as a great spot for fishing and surfing plus the white sandy beaches of Salmon Beach and Mandalay Beach are all under 60 minutes away and a great day out.

Property Infrastructure

Residential Buildings

  • The original house site is the most picturesque site on the property…and it is ready to rebuild on. Fully serviced with electricity, water, septic and telephone services already in place. The site includes two rainwater tanks - 40,000lt concrete and 24,000lt poly plus a carport for 4 cars and equipment.

  • Peninsula with large jetty with deck and gazebo over the lake

  • Hill-top refurbished 2 bedroom timber cottage with two 24,000lt poly rainwater tanks

  • Hill-top 2 bedroom chalet fully powered - (12m x 2.4m)

  • Art Studio - renovated and powered original log cabin with large deck verandah overlooking the lake

Garden and Paddocks

  • 20 acres around the old housesite, part garden, part natural bush

  • Vege and fruit tree patches

  • 15 acre permanent dam holding 80,000 kLt (14 million gallons) of water

  • 50 acres of blue gum plantation timber

  • 9 acres comprising of 13 fully powered and irrigated marron ponds plus associated infrastructure

  • 60 acres of natural jarrah and karri bush with nature walk trails

  • 6 acres of north facing paddock

  • Gravelled access tracks

  • Some property fencing and fire breaks

Sheds / Out Buildings

  • Marron Shed with power - (6m x 4m)

  • Work and equipment shed with power plus separate car garage - (9m x 6m)

  • Equipment and tractor carport with power - (12m x 6m)

  • 40ft sea-container powered shed with work benches, industrial shelving even air-conditioning - (12m x 2.4m)


  • 4WD Zetor tractor with front end loader, forks, slasher and share plough

  • Various garden tools and equipment

The Zetor tractor is included in the sale on an "as is basis"

Income Potential


13 purpose-built marron ponds over a 9 acre area are fully reticulated and powered. Varying in size, the ponds hold in total some 8,000 kLt water.

There is 1 small nursery pond for breeding and 12 grow-out ponds. As we have been travelling and away from the property, the ponds were drained and marron stock moved into the lake. The ponds will be ready for restocking in the new year when juveniles stock is plentiful.

There is separate mains power and metering for the marron farm with the ponds having electric supply outlets.

A 500v Grunfos pump located in the marron shed is used for topping up, refilling or cooling the water in the ponds via a permanent series of pipes with taps attached for management.

The marron shed houses benches, pumps, crates, feed, nets, hides, purging tanks etc.


50 acres of Blue Gum plantation located on the northern side of the lake were harvested in mid 2006.

By autumn 2017 they will require coppice management and thus provide a second crop and income around 2019.

However this area could be cleared and used for a crop other than plantation timber.

Vines, truffles and avocados are good options for this area.


There is also excellent potential income for a tourism based business.

The Munda Biddi Trail is a world class 1,000km mountain bike trail. There are few places left in the world where a 1,000km trail could be built through an undeveloped natural corridor but we have it running close to our property.
Visit the Munda Biddi

Riders are in need of overnight cabins and accommodation.

Currently zoned Rural that permits 2 residences plus up to 4 holiday chalets (STCA) or there is the possibility of subdivision and rezoning that would allow further expansion of a tourism based enterprise for holiday accommodation or other businesses.


The southern forest region of Pemberton and Manjimup is known as the “food bowl” of Western Australia.

Food producers in the region are growing more than 50 types of fruit and vegetables as well other farming products including just to name a few….truffles, marron and beef cattle.

Visit the Southern Forest Food Council’s website for more information.

Running Gully has good quality karri loam soil and there are opportunities for various crops including vines, avocados and truffles to be grown on the property.

You can have the confidence that your water supply will not be an issue.

This outstanding and unique property is For Sale in the Pemberton Manjimup southern forest region

Offers over $750,000 invited

As Running Gully is such a unique property, we have decide to market the property ourselves using social media and online real estate so as to cast the net far and wide in search of someone who will love, enjoy and share it as much as we have.

We feel this is the fairest way to offer the property for sale and to find a new owner that we are happy to sell to. It is not just about price, though this is important as the funds are our retirement savings, but it is also very important to us that the new owners will nurture the land as new custodians of this property.
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