Pemberton, 335 kilometres south of Perth, is nestled in the heart of the
magnificent Karri forest with crystal clear streams and in the spring,
colourful displays of ubiquitous wildflowers. Excellent trout fishing is
offered on the Warren River.
Pemberton - Paradise in the
Not surprisingly Pemberton began life as a timber town and was first
established in 1913. Prior to that cattlemen and farmers had sparsely
populated the surrounding area. Before the town was permanently settled
it was occupied by the travelling Bibbulmun Aboriginal tribe. The town
takes it's name from one of it's earliest settlers, Pemberton Walcott.
During the 1920's a population boom took place when free land was
offered to group settlers with the aim of establishing a dairy industry.
Pemberton is approximately an hour and a half drive from Margaret River,
Busselton or the stunning Valley of the Giants, and a mere two hours
from coastal Bunbury. Thanks to it's central location Pemberton is an
ideal base for discovering the magnificent south west corner of Western
Visitors can indulge in the taste sensations offered by many
restaurants, cafes and wineries, which specialise in fresh gourmet food
and home grown produce. Recreational activities such as canoeing,
fishing, swimming and bushwalking are popular pastimes. The Bibbulmun
Track winds past the town and through some of the most enchanting
stretches of karri forest. Another less energetic way to experience the
forest is on an interesting scenic tram journey.
The Cascades on the Lefroy River, 7km south of Pemberton, are most
spectacular after rain but at all times of the year make for a pleasant
spot for picnics and bush walks. The Gloucester Tree Lookout, one of the
highest in the world, is the region's most popular attraction and can be
easily walked to from the Karri Forest Motel.
With craft galleries and a quiet restful township, why not experience the
flavour of the countryside and visit Pemberton.
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