Things to Do
World class activities, spectacular old growth forests and sensational surroundings
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.
Suggested 3 day Itinarary
Visit the Pemberton Visitor Centre.
The Centre has information about what's on in Pemberton and houses the Pemberton Museum. Well worth a visit! Located in the main street of town and open everyday except Good Friday and 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 Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery and Gold ‘N’ Grape Gallery display some of the best.
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.
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 at for instance Hidden River, Rambouillett, Pemberley, Silkwood Winery and Lost Lake Winery, and view the art at the galleries over afternoon tea.
Picnic at Big Brook Dam.
Facilities at the dam include wood BBQ's, tables, a swimming beach and toilets. BYO lunch! After lunch go for a walk around the dam on the paved walkway which is also wheel chair friendly.
Trout Hatchery Tour
Run by Fisheries WA to breed brown and rainbow trout for stocking the rivers streams of the area and for sale to aquaculture breeding programmes. Guided tours are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. School, coach and other groups also catered for.
Visit Warren National Park.
The best of the accessible virgin Karri forest in the Pemberton area. Home of our magnificent 78m high Bicentennial climbing tree. Take a drive along the stunning Heartbreak Trail, arguably one of the most spectacular forest drives in WA. Located 11km south of Pemberton.
Karri Forest Explorer Drive.
Enquire at the office for directions for a spectacular drive through the forest.
Visit Beedelup Falls.
A series of cascades dropping about 20m. Great views from the suspension bridge over the falls. Located 21 km from Pemberton.