Cradled amongst tracts of old-growth forest, a rolling patchwork of jewel-green countryside and some of the loveliest waterways in the state, Pemberton’s natural assets are hard to beat. Throw in the world-renowned wineries, top-notch farmgate produce, outdoor adventure and postcard-pretty town, and Pemberton truly does offer something for everyone.
Nature and history lovers alike will appreciate highlights such as the stunning timber-worker-built Pemberton Pool set amongst the trees, and the rambling heritage tram leading along old milling tracks through the forest. But a simple stroll through town will take you back to yesteryear, with many of Pemberton’s pretty timber cottages appearing much as they did back in the early 1900s.
The food and wine scene is also well established. With one of Australia’s best terroirs for cool-climate wines, its winemakers have been well awarded, particularly for their pinot noirs and sparkling wines. Famed to for its fresh produce too, including truffles, avocados, marron, trout and potatoes, many talented chefs have made the move here. There is an excellent array of eateries to explore, from lively cafes and whisky bars in town to fine-dining restaurants with views further afield.
Work up an appetite by exploring some of the diverse national parks within a stone’s throw of town. They’re filled with waterfalls, tranquil lakes, sand dunes, sculptural rock formations and wild coastline. And don’t miss the chance to test your nerves at one of the region’s famous bushfire lookout trees, but be warned, climbing up to the 50-metre-high platforms is not for the faint-hearted.
With a huge number of trails for cycling, hiking, paddling, horse riding and 4WDing, and plenty of serene place to fish or simply enjoy some quiet nature, Pemberton is an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. You’ll also find a wide range of local tour operators keen to share their expertise and introduce you to their favourite places.
Come and discover this special area of our region.