Pemberton (Western Australia)
Pemberton is in town in the South West (Western Australia).
Pemberton was established to service the wood mill that still forms the majority of its economy. Despite the industry, Pemberton's main draw is the beauty of the surrounding natural forest, notable for the old growth Karri trees.
Pemberton is about 330 km from Perth and 240 km from Albany.
From Perth the quickest way is down the South West Hwy.
The TransWA bus stops off in Pemberton.
- Bicentennial tree
- Gloucester Tree
- Mountain Biking
- Climbing the fire observation trees
- Forrest encounters by tram, Railway Cr, ☎ +61 8 97761322, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Departures at 10:45AM and 2PM everyday. Restored trams run through the Forrest, over bridges and past the river. One of the few trams still running in WA. The ride lasts almost 2 hours with commentary on the history and natural features of the area. The station where trams depart has many old steam and diesel train trains to keep the train buffs amused. Adult $24, Child $12.
Marron and trout are the local specialty and well worth paying the premium they command at the local eateries. A few places sell marron for you to take home.
- Millhouse Cafe, 14 Brockman St, ☎ +61 8 9776 1122. Very popular with decent cafe style food with some regional specialties such as marron and trout. Nice indoor seating by the wood fire. People either rave or rant about the food and service. Prices are a bit high and the coffee is quite subpar. Service at can be a bit abrupt and hang on to your cups and plates as the wait staff will clear it away before you finished eating.
- Crossings Bakery, 17 Brockman St, ☎ +61 8 9776 1411. A typical family run country bakehouse that does a roaring trade in their excellent pies and pasties. Get in early in the morning because they often sell out by 11am, earlier in peak times.
Excellent campgrounds are out at the Warren National Park are close by.