ABOUT PEMBERTON

World class activities, unique forests and sensational sites - Pemberton has them all!

Pemberton is located 335km south of Perth via South West Highway and Vasse Highway. It is an hour and a half drive from Margaret River, Busselton, Walpole/Nornalup and the Valley of the Giants and only two hours from Bunbury.

Pemberton is an ideal central location to make your base for discovering the whole south west corner of Western Australia.

It is also served by a Westrail bus service from Perth, Bunbury and Albany.

Here is a suggested three day itinerary:

DAY ONE

Visit the Pemberton Tourist Centre.

The Centre has information about what's on in Pemberton and houses the Karri Forest Discovery Centre and Pemberton Museum. Well worth a visit! Located in the main street of town and open 9-5 everyday except Christmas Day.

Take a tram ride through the forest.

Enjoy a breathtaking ride into towering forest country. The tram travels over wooden trestle bridges as it meanders along an historic old railway. Departs from Railway Station at 10.45 am & 2pm. Duration 1 3/4 hrs.

Sample Pemberton's Arts and Crafts.

Pemberton is recognised as having world class timber, jewellery, art and crafts. Galleries such as the Gold ‘N’ Grape Gallery display some of the best. Located 5kms from Pemberton on the Vasse Hwy between Pemberton and the turn off to Manjimup.

Visit the Gloucester Tree.

At 60m high, the Gloucester Tree is the highest fire lookout tree in the world. Magnificent views from the viewing platform at the top. Located 3km east of town and open for climbing in daylight hours.

DAY TWO

Pemberton Discovery Tours.

View shifting landlocked sand dunes and roaring oceans to swiftly flowing rivers and towering Karri forests and discover the beauty that is Pemberton. Tel. 08 9776 0484

Walk or Ride the Rainbow Trail.

View Lefroy Brook along the way and visit the Big Brook Arboretum - a tree garden with 32 different species of trees. Rainbow trail begins at the trout hatchery..

Visit local wineries.

Experience Pemberton's now famous wines and view the art at the galleries over afternoon tea. Salitage 10am to 4pm (Free winery tour at 11am everyday). Gloucester Ridge 10am to 5pm everyday.

Picnic at Big Brook Dam.

Facilities at the dam include wood BBQ's, tables, a swimming beach and toilets. BYO lunch!

DAY THREE

Mill Tours

Book at the Millhouse Café in Brockman Street for a one (1) hour guided tour in the morning through a working mill. Very interesting and informative!

Karri Forest Explorer Drive.

Enquire at the office for directions for a spectacular drive through the forest.

Visit Warren National Park.

The best of the accessible virgin Karri forest in the Pemberton area. Probably the most spectacular forest drive in WA. Home of our magnificent 75m high Bicentennial Tree. Located 11km south of Pemberton.

Visit Beedelup Falls.

A series of cascades dropping about 20m. Great views from the suspension bridge over the falls. Located 21 km from Pemberton.

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