Great place to go.. beautiful gloucester trees, beautiful birds, amazing lavender and berry farm, delicious trout.
Take a trip on the tram or steam train and try and imagine how things were invented and the struggles of the olden days. If you get the chance check out the Cascades, check out the birds underneath the Gloucester tree which I believe to be the highest fire lookout tree in the World, yes you can climb 61 metres up it! If handy, read page 8 of Jack Kerouac's On the Road when you get to the top. My best mate Garth and the infamous serial pest Peter Hore refused to climb it with me proclaiming it The Ego Tree. :-) But I think how else can we silly humans appreciate the forest that we can't see through the trees? The view really is vast and encompassing.
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.
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