Majestic forests, award winning wineries and delicious farm gate produce make Pemberton a must-visit destination. This idyllic town has everything you could want; mountain biking, hiking spots, canoeing, fishing hideouts, 4WD tours and plenty of fresh air. No matter what time of year you visit, there’s something here for you.
Pemberton’s timber heritage is evident through the quaint streetscapes that remain intact from the town’s settlement days and the myriad timber artisan products for sale throughout the shops. Take a historic tram ride or explore the Pemberton Pool, both give you the best insights into the quirks and comforts of Pemberton.
Enjoy some of the 80 varieties of fruit and vegetables, truffles, fresh milk, marron and local products from the Southern Forest Food Region. For the connoisseur, the Pemberton and Southern Forests Wine Region is recognised worldwide for the popular Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir wines.
Whatever it is you’re after, it’s not hard to find in Pemberton.
100 YEAR FOREST
25 mins | 1km | Easy
Cleared in the 1860s for a wheat crop, this forest was left for nature to reclaim after a bush fire in 1870s.
BEEDELUP FALLS LOOP
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 4.5km loop
Pack your bird field guide and head for these falls in Beedelup National Park. The 4.5 km moderately hard Beedelup Loop Walk meanders through karri forest via Karri Valley Resort and...
BIG BROOK DAM
1 - 3 hours | Easy | 4.2km loop
The sealed 4km Big Brook Dam Walk Track follows the shores of the dam allowing stroller and wheelchair access, and is is also deal for cycling.
BIG BROOK DAM - CANOEING
Big Brook Dam is one of the attractions on the Karri Forest Explorer Drive that has something for everyone, especially families.
Various | 4wd
One of the most spectacular sites at D’Entrecasteaux is Black Point, a massive outcrop of hexagonal basalt columns formed 135 million years ago by volcanic lava flow.
At the nearby Donnelly River boat ramp you can launch your boat or canoe for a trip to the river mouth. It is a picturesque 12 km cruise to the mouth of the river.
CYCLE & WINE TOUR
Taste the regions wines (and beers) while ridding through Pemberton's picturesque scenery. *Note Jarrah Jacks is closed.
DAVE EVANS BICENTENNIAL TREE
Test your nerve and climb 65m up this enormous karri tree and into the forest canopy.The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree is the tallest of two fire lookout trees that are open to the public...
DONNELLY RIVER TO THE OCEAN
The Donnelly is an important part of the river system in the South West of Western Australia. It is a picturesque and tranquil waterway that is used for fishing, canoeing and boating.
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 10km loop
This ten kilometre moderate trail loops through towering karri forest; over hills; down gullies and across hidden creeks and waterfalls. A rewarding and beautiful trail commencing in...
GLOUCESTER TREE TO CASCADES WALK
Half Day | Moderate | 12km
This 12 kilometre return walk starts from the world's tallest climbable tree - the Gloucester Tree and finishes at the Cascades, a series of babbling rapids along Lefroy Brook. It uses the Bibbulmun Track.
GLOUCESTER TREE WALK
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 6km loop
This six kilometre return walk takes you from Pemberton town site to the Gloucester Tree or visa versa. The Gloucester tree is the world's tallest climbable tree - and the view from the top is amazing!
HEARTBREAK DRIVE TRAIL
1 - 3 hours | Easy | 12km loop
This 12 km drive trail winds through the magnificent karri forest and along the Warren River. It offers access to camping and canoe launching sites as well as the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree and...
KARRI FOREST EXPLORER
The Karri Forest Explorer Drive was developed and funded by the department with support from the Pemberton tourism industry. It winds through some of the south-west’s most magnificent karri forest.
KARRI VIEWS, GLOUCESTER
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 0.8km loop
This path leads you to the edge of the valley. It offers views across the bubbling Eastbrook below. It offers views across the Gloucester National Park.
Various | 4wd
Lake Jasper is the largest fresh water lake in South Western Australia, and together with Lake Wilson and Lake Smith forms part of an important wetland system.
2wd | 30mins from Pemberton
Yeagarup Lake is the gateway to the pristine Yeagarup Dunes. Visitors can use the day use area located here, offering sheltered picnic tables and information, for picnicking and exploring...
LEFROY BROOK LOOP WALK
Less than 1 hour | Moderate | 1.2km loop
Set amid the karri forest about eight kilometres south of Pemberton, these rocky rapids and surrounds provide a place for an outdoor lunch, a leisurely afternoon stroll, or a few peaceful hours...
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 0.2km
This short 200 metre walk in the Warren National Park gives you a taste of walking in the karri forest. Keep your eyes and ears open for purple-crowned lorikeets darting around in the karri tree tops.
MUNDA BIDDI TRAIL
Choose your trail
Stretching over 1060km from Mundaring to Albany, in South-West Western Australia, the Munda Biddi Trail is an off-road cycling trail like no other. Every day on the Trail is different...
PEMBERTON FOREST PARK
The Pemberton Forest Park is a magnificent small reserve of mature Karri forest which forms a striking backdrop to the town of Pemberton. Explore the Karri trees many 300 years (or more)...
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - ANKLE BITERS
>5 Minutes | Easy | 410m
A short loop perfect for beginner riders. A very gentle uphill is followed by a subtle descent, with a few small whoops and corners.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - BACK TRAIL
>5 Minutes | Easy | 205m
Back track links the western side of the park with the eastern side up and across Swimming Pool Road. The track connects to the bridge across Swimming Pool Brook
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - BLACK & BLUE
>5 Minutes | Moderate | 139m
A short cross-country style trail that links from the end of Relentless Blue DH to the pool. It splits into two options: Blue, a short and quick descent; and Black, a longer, more challenging trail that...
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - BLOODY MARY
>10 Minutes | Difficult | 860m
A challenging machine-built flow descent for advanced mountain bike riders. Plenty of berms, jumps and wooden features make it a rollercoaster from top to bottom.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - COOL RUNNING UPHILL
>5 Minutes | Moderate | 652m
A steep climb trail from the trout hatchery to the trail head at the top of the main hill. Tight, technical switchbacks briefly give way to a more mellow climb, before finishing on a steep pitch straight...
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - DIRT JUMPS
>5 Minutes | Difficult | 200m
Technical, sky-sending jumps with steep constructed lips that progress quickly in size and difficulty. Suitable for advanced riders only.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - DOWN DALE
>5 Minutes | Easy | 332m
A short but sweet machine-built descent with a few rollers and pumps, connecting the trails on the two sides of Pumphill Road.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - DROP BEAR
>10 Minutes | Moderate | 996m
A technical descent with tight corners and natural berms that create a flowy, non-stop ride to the bottom.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - EASY PEASY
>5 Minutes | Easy| 427m
A gentle trail suitable for beginner riders. Its lack of features is compensated by picturesque Karri forest and dense undergrowth, making it good for both climbing and descending.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - FINGERTIPS
>2 Minutes | Difficult | 104m
A quick link track from Woodcutters to Bloody Mary. A technical trail with a steep roll in that hugs the contour line.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - JUST BECAUSE
>2 Minutes | Moderate | 215m
A short, steep and technical climb trail that just as quickly descends and merges with Link Trail.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - LINK TRACK
>5 Minutes | Easy | 407m
The main climbing trail to access the trails on the main hill. It is wide and easy but has some steep gradients at the start where it merges with the Bibbulmun Track.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - LONGSHANKS
>5 Minutes | Easy | 1km
A long, technical descent with corners, small natural berms and rollers. There are some steeper sections to challenge developing riders.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - MARK UP
>2 Minutes | Easy | 308m
A short, punchy ascent that links the trails on the two sides of Pumphill Road and provides a return from Down Dale.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - NATIONALS
>2 Minutes | Difficult | 269m
A challenging, technical XC trail. It is rocky and rolling with offcamber trail and pinch climbs, suited to intermediate to experienced riders.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - NEARLY GNARLY
>11 Minutes | Moderate | 1.8km
A cross-country delight, the trail winds through dense forest understory that creates a natural tunnel. Experience gentle climbs and descents featuring rollers, natural obstacles...
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - OLD TROUT HATCHERY
>1 Minutes | Easy | 115m
Primarily a link across the creek, passing by the Old Trout Hatchery with a steep entry and exit. Offers a scenic loop opportunity for beginner riders.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - PINCH TRACK
>10 Minutes | Easy | 911m
After some technical rocky pinches near the start, the trail eases into a gentle climb that meanders through the forest on the back of the main hill.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - PIRATE TRAIL
>10 Minutes | Moderate | 1.1km
A rough and technical cross-country track with fast descents and pinch climbs. Expect rocks, roots, log drops and off-camber corners.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - PUMPHILL UPHILL
>10 Minutes | Easy | 1.3km
This is the main climb trail to access the trails at the top of ‘Pump Hill’. It is often regarded as the best and easiest climb trail in the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park. It is uphill only for bikers...
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - RAILWAY RUN
>5 Minutes | Easy | 803m
A mild-mannered XC loop with roots and rollers located in the flat zone. Great for a warm up or to ride along Swimming Pool Road.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - RELENTLESS BLUE DH
>10 Minutes | Moderate | 786m
A fast, technical descent with a pallet drop, the infamous wall rides and a wooden roller. A mid-trail pinch climb traverses the hill before a final steeper descent.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - RELENTLESS BLUE LOOP
>5 Minutes | Moderate | 788m
A short, punchy descent with a few natural drops, followed by a mellow ascent back to the trailhead.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - SKILLS LOOP
>10 Minutes | Easy| 1.3km
A great introduction to off-road cycling with a range of natural and constructed features in the flat zone of the park. Expect roots, small rollers and flat, wide corners.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - THE ROUNDABOUT
>2 Minutes | Moderate | 166m
The Roundabout is a short one way access trail which provides access to Pirate Trail and Relentless Blue Loop. It merges into Relentless Blue Loop exit, taking you back to the main trail head.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - VANILLA SLICE
>5 Minutes | Difficult | 168m
A steep and technical descent suited to experienced riders. Expect steep, loose chutes with natural tech features coupled with sharp, off-camber corners and a climbing traverse midway.
PEMBERTON MTB PARK - WAHOO
> 5 mins | Moderate | 778m
A fast technical descent with tight corners, off-camber sections, a
rock garden and grade reversals that keep riders on their toes.
PEMBERTON TO BIG BROOK DAM & RETURN
Half hour | Moderate | 7.9km
A great ride out alongside the Lefroy Brook on the old tourist drive - Rainbow Trail. The trail goes out to Big Brook Dam and utilises old fire roads, tracks and the Big Brook Dam trail.
SOUTHERN FORESTS WINE TRAIL
Multiple day | Easy | 130km total
Take the road less travelled and discover the Manjimup and Pemberton Wine Regions - a hidden jewel in the Southern Forests of Australia’s South West. Awaiting you on the Southern Forests...
THE BIBBULMUN TRACK
Choose your trail
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast...
THE DUKES WALK
Less than 1 hour | Easy | 0.4km loop
Follow the blue markers and catch your first close-up glimpse of the karri forest from this short loop trail. Only three kilometres from Pemberton, this trail starts from the famous Gloucester Tree.
THE SOUTH WEST EDGE DAYS 5 & 6
Multiple days | Easy | 3000km loop
The South West Edge is an epic road trip around the South Western edge of Western Australia. It meanders through wine regions, towering forests and along marine-life rich coast before looping...
Less than 1 hour
To take in the best of the karri forest and the Warren River Valley, follow the trail to the spectacular Warren Lookout, a great photo vantage point. The view from the lookout to the Warren River...
WARREN RIVER LOOP PADDLE
Various | Easy | 10.5km approx
Generally the Warren River Loop is a flat water paddle - there may be intermittent logs for the first few kilometres, depending on the water level
WARREN RIVER LOOP WALK
Half Day | Difficult | 10.5km loop
The Warren River Loop Walk is located in the Warren NP near Pemberton. This 10.5km moderately difficult walk follows the Warren River and passes through some of the regions most magnificent.
YEAGARUP DUNES TO WARREN BEACH
1 - 3 hours | Difficult | 6km
This track is in the D'Entrecasteaux National Park and starts at Leaning Marri campsite near Yeagarup Lake . The Lake is the 'Gateway' to the vast mobile sand dunes which stretch along...
YEAGARUP SAND DUNES WALK
1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 3km
Combine a scenic drive with some on-foot exploring by heading south to this walk which takes you into D'Entrecastraux National Park. To get there drive south along Ritter Road to...