A selection of ideas for a day trip to Pemberton, 50 minutes south of Nannup.
Turn left into the Vasse Highway to Pemberton. A couple of spots en route worth stopping at are Carlotta Crustaceans, Donnelly River Wines and Beedelup Falls.
The Timber Mill is on the right hand side of the road as you enter town. It is one of the largest sawing mills in Australia, was built in 1913 and rebuilt after the original was burnt down in 1955. The mill has now closed and no longer offers tours. Call into the Pemberton Tourist Centre to visit the Karri Forest Discovery Centre, see the understorey of the Karri Forest and learn about the plants, animals and trees. There is also a historical museum featuring the early pioneers.
Forest Park at the back of town is recognised as one of the prettiest places in the South West with its Karri tree backdrop. The town pool is there, however no swimming is permitted. Good walk trails are easily accessible.
Visit the Gloucester Tree, the highest fire lookout tree in the world. You can climb the tree! Ask for some birdfeed at the gate so that you may feed the parrots.
Enjoy a breathtaking ride deep into the towering forest country and learn more about the town’s history on the Pemberton Tramway trip. It goes twice daily -at 10.45am and 2.00pm lasting 1& 3/4 hours. During the winter months the steam train runs.
A visit to the award winning Fine Woodcraft Gallery is a must do when you visit Pemberton. A great place to go if you win lotto! The Holy Smoked Cafe next door is great as well.
The Lavender and Berry Farm on Brown’s Road has an extensive range of lavender products, jams, chutneys etc.
The Peter Kovacsy Studio in Jamieson Street is open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and displays beautiful works from this superb artist, designer and wood craftsman.
There are many wineries with cellar door outlets in the Pemberton region. For more up to date information including opening hours call in to the Pemberton Tourist Centre,