Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree
Located inside the Warren National Park, this 75 meter tall karri tree was pegged for climbing to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary in 1988 and holds the claim of being the tallest climbing tree in the world. There’s lookout platform close to the top that can be reached by climbing 165 metal spokes hammered into the trunk. Those planning a visit will need to buy a National Park Pass ($12 per vehicle) from the Pemberton Visitor Centre first.
Photo by @russellordphoto
Pemberton Pool is a historic swimming pool constructed in the 1920’s for the families of timber workers. Surrounded by karri trees and nestled on the Lefroy Brook, it’s an incredibly scenic spot for a summertime swim.
Photo by @wheresshelly
Big Brook Dam
Big Brook Dam was built in 1986 to supplement the Pemberton town water supply and and in recent times has become a popular recreational destination for locals and tourists alike. It’s one of the best spots in the region for a bbq, picnic, walk, fish and depending on the weather – swim. There’s also a campsite located nearby at Big Brook Arboretum, suitable for tents, caravans and camper trailers.
Photo by @thepickledwife
The Gloucester Tree is the slightly shorter sibling of the Dave Evan’s Bicentennial Tree, coming in at 58 meters in height and holding the title for the world’s second tallest fire-lookout tree. Like the Bicentennial Tree, the climb is not for the faint hearted with apparently only 20 percent of visitors making all the way to the top.
Photo by @domlimphotog
D’Entrecesteaux National Park
D’Entrecasteaux National Park (located approximately 20 minutes from Pemberton) is a narrow strip of land 5 to 20 km wide which stretches along the south coast for more than 130 kilometres between Augusta and Walpole. The national park is an important conservation area of wild, pristine beauty; blessed with white beaches, rugged coastal cliffs and towering karri forests.
There is evidence that Nyoongar people have lived in South-West Australia for over 47,000 years. The oldest archeological evidence at D’Entrecasteaux is dated at 6000 years, although this does not mean it wasn’t occupied early than this. The traditional owners of the park are the Murram group, and the site remains an important place for them. (Source)
Photo by @travel_withlo
Beedelup Falls are the prime attraction of the Beedelup National Park, located a half an hours drive from the Pemberton town centre. The falls are present all year although the best time to see them in full flow is during the winter months or early spring.
Photo by @high__tide__
Old Vasse Trout & Marron Farm
Old Vasse Trout & Marron Farm is located only a five minute drive from the Pemberton town centre. Visitors are encouraged to catch their own Rainbow Trout (or Marron if you’re lucky) from their private lake. They do not practice catch and release fishing, meaning, what you catch you must keep.
The Pemberton Tramway a privately operated tourist railway, which carries visitors through deep forests and the picturesque countryside. Each motorised tram seats up to forty people and moves and travels at a fairly leisurely pace. Suited to people of all ages.
Photo by @manthatcooks
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Cover photo of Pemberton Pool by Celine Dubois