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Climb the three giant trees:
the Gloucester Tree, Diamond
Tree and the Dave Evans
Picnic at Glenoran Pool or the
King Jarrah Tree and enjoy the
marked walk trails
Cast a line for trout and marron
at a number of properties in and
Go wine tasting at a nearby winery
Take part in a truffle hunt and
taste a sample
ome of the karri – the largest tree in WA – today Pemberton
is established as one of Australia’s premier wine destinations.
Summer and autumn are the best times to be outside
bushwalking, scaling the famous climbing trees, canoeing,
fishing and marroning.
The perfect weekender,
just 328km south of Perth
POOL | Located on Swimming
Pool Road, take a picnic along to
have a swim and a spot of lunch
with a background of the karri trees.
PEMBERTON SAWMILL | This
working timber mill on Brockman
Street is the biggest in Australia
and is open for tours – check with
the visitor centre.
Drive | The drive from Perth
to Pemberton is 328km and
will take you around four
hours. It will take you via
Bunbury and Manjimup before
getting to Pemberton itself
Bus | TransWA runs a service
between Perth and Pemberton
once to twice a day
Food | Along the Vasse Highway and Brockman Street there are eateries
and speciality food shops with great views and gluten-free cooking.
The town also has an IGA off the main street, open seven days a week.
Heritage | The timber-mill cottage precinct is a complex of single-
storey weatherboard homes in the Federation Bungalow style on
Broadway, Brockman, Dean, Pine and Kelly streets, and Karri Rise.
The precinct is located immediately east and north-east of town.
Forests | Pemberton is completely surrounded by national parks, all
within a few kilometres of town.
Gloucester National Park adjoins the town, and sites like the famed
Gloucester Tree and the Cascades can all be found within walking
distance of Pemberton.
Warren National Park covers 2932ha in the heart of the karri forest,
about 12km south-west of Pemberton on the Old Vasse Road. The
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree is the tallest of the three climbing
trees in the region.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park stretches 130km along the coast
between Augusta and Walpole, and includes Windy Harbour and the
Yeagarup Dunes, about 20km south-west of town.
Beedelup National Park is located approximately 19km north-west of
town. Check out the Beedelup Falls that are a feature of the park.
FOR THE KIDS
• Ride bikes, swim and canoe
•• Swim and canoe at Big Brook Dam
and Lake Beedelup
•• Hang on tight and walk along
the swing bridge at Beedelup
•• Climb Mount Chudalup: the 1km
walk will take you about an hour and
has very steep sections
NOTE Mountain bike hire is now
available but bring your own canoes
or join an established tour.
Pemberton Main Street (Photography Wendy Eiby).
Vineyard arches make for picturesque scenery.
Pemberton Pool (Photography
Pemberton sawmill (Photography
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