Set against the backdrop of five national parks, the town of Pemberton is renowned for its towering karri trees, misty valleys and premier cool-climate wines. A mecca for outdoor activities, Pemberton’s magnificent natural environment attracts everyone from hikers and bikers to families and food enthusiasts.
Things to do in Pemberton
Gloucester National Park is a must-visit while in Pemberton, home to three giant karri trees, which stand more than 70 metres tall. The Gloucester Tree, Diamond Tree and Bicentennial Tree have metal bars that spiral up their trunks, allowing you to climb to the top and take in the views from a variety of lookouts.
Pemberton is famous for its well-marked hiking trails. One of the most popular trails is the 10-kilometre Bicentennial Tree Circuit Walk, which offers beautiful views of the Warren River. Avid bushwalkers can tackle The Bibbulmun Track, a 1,000-kilometre trail stretching from Kalamunda in the north to Albany in the south.
Keen for some off-road adventure? Join a 4WD tour with Pemberton Discovery to see Yeagarup Sand Dunes, the largest land-locked dune system in the Southern Hemisphere. Alternatively, explore the region at your own pace on the Karri Forest Explorer Drive, an 85-kilometre circuit that winds through Pemberton’s most spectacular scenery, including Big Brook Dam, Beedelup Falls and the Tree Tops Walks.
Explore Pemberton Wine Region’s 50 local vineyards and cellar doors. Enjoy wine tasting at Lost Lake Wines, followed by an alfresco lunch at Hidden River Estate with idyllic countryside views. Prefer a cold beer? Head to Jarrah Jacks Brewery & Woodsmoke Café to sample boutique beers.
Getting around Pemberton
Pemberton is a 2.5-hour drive south-west of Margaret River and a 3.5-hour drive south of Perth, with Perth Airport being accessible by bus, train and car. Pemberton is a walkable town, with local buses, rental cars and tours available.