This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pemberton.
Pemberton is a popular tourist destination for local Western Australians as well as international visitors. The town is situated about a four-hour drive south of Perth. Pemberton is famous for its Karri old growth forests, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. There are plenty of options for bush walking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, and four-wheel-driving. The Munda Biddi Cycling Trail and Bibbulmum Walking trail also run through Pemberton. Pemberton also has a popular wine region, with the most popular wines including Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
There are many accommodation options, including camping sites, RV sites, lodges, hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and hostels in Pemberton. If traveling by yourself, then Pemberton hostels tend to be the cheapest option -- however, accommodation is always quite expensive in Western Australia. It is definitely recommended to book in advance, particularly if you are visiting the region during peak or holiday seasons. Accommodation is generally to a high standard, with all the usual amenities, such as Wi-Fi, hot-water showers, laundry facilities, and access to information about local attractions and transportation. Facilities and amenities are not always included in the price so it’s best to check this in advance. Public transport, though available, is not always reliable, hence the best way to see the area is by car. Most accommodation will provide parking.
Pemberton is a beautiful region, and it's one of the only regions to still have an Karri old growth forest. It is definitely worth visiting the region to get away from city life and relax in the country.
Written by local enthusiast for Pemberton hostelsKelly Sheldrick