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Top 5 Unique Things To Do In Pemberton

Top 5 Unique Things To Do In Pemberton

May 27, 2024
Discover all that Pemberton has to offer with these 5 unique experiences. From scaling the treetops on a high ropes course to a delicious breakfast of pancakes, Pemberton provides the goods!

Tucked away in the beating heart of the Southern Forests and Valleys lays the quiet and tranquil town of Pemberton. Think: towering trees, dappled sunlight streaking through branches, lakes so still they look like glass, and mornings brimming with bird calls.

Come summer, it’s easy to dream up endless afternoons lazing about on sandy beaches or snorkelling through vibrant saltwaters. But there’s plenty of fun and frivolity to be found in the forests. Discover cascading waterfalls, touch the treetops on an aerial adventure, or spend your time strolling through the lush understory to find the perfect spot for an indulgent picnic feast.

Pemberton Forest

Stay at Treenbrook Cottages

Set on 12 acres of pristine, dazzling bushland, Treenbrook Cottages is a getaway you won’t want to return from. Just 5km from the townsite of Pemberton, here you’ll be treated to an energizing forest retreat, the soft scent of Karri and Marri trees drifting about from dawn to dusk, and long pleasant days perfect for hiking, hitting the bike trails, or meandering into one of the many nearby restaurants and cafes.

Leave the camping gear at home, with their self-contained mudbrick homes stocked with everything you need for a no-fuss escape. Including plenty of spots to park up your car as well as your dinghy or small boat. Brew yourself a cup of tea or grab your favourite cold beverage, before settling in on the verandah to take in the picturesque views.

Tasty treats await when you book a stay at one of their charming cottages, with marron season beginning in early January. Pack your nets (and licence) and try your hand at catching some delicious freshwater food for the ultimate evening meal. Those looking for a bit of an easier challenge can head down to Windy Harbour in D’Entrecasteaux National Park, a short 45 minute drive away, to cast their line for year-round bites of herring, whiting, and skippy.

Treenbrook Cottages in Pemberton

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast

Before beginning your busy day out, fuel up on beautiful local produce at one of the many cafe’s in the region. Wild at Heart in the centre of town boasts matcha chia bowls, a crumpet stack with cardamon poached pear, and the full Aussie breakfast, packed with eggs, chorizo sausage, bacon and more.

Just outside town you’ll find the quaint Lavender & Berry farm, with their famous Lavender Berry pancakes, packed with dollops of icecream and drizzled with berry sauce.

Adventure on the Pemberton Tramway

Bright red carriages contrasting with lush green forest, and ending in the splashing blue waters of a waterfall? Every trip with Pemberton Tramway Company is full of colour! Jump onboard one of their 10km jaunts to learn all about the history of the region, its timber railways and the stunning natural scenery slowly passing by your window.

Shuffle along on a 75 minute return trip to The Cascades, crossing three bridges and stopping off at the falls for 25 minutes, giving you plenty of time to dip your toes in. While your trip might not come with cuddles from the particular adorable pups in this photo – the Pemberton Tramway is dog-friendly, meaning your beloved four-legged friend can join the fun too.

Pemberton Tramway Company

Relax on a Secret Picnic

Combine your love of walking, brainteasers, and country car rides as you spend your afternoon relaxing on a Secret Picnic Adventure. Wind your way through Pemberton’s many quirky shops, family-owned eateries, and cultural art sites as you answer clues to pick up fresh local produce.

Taking between one and three hours depending on your skill level (and how eager you are to get eating!) this experience is open for all ages, and accommodates groups of up to 10-20 people. Another bonus – the Pemberton picnic route is dog friendly!

Get sky high with Aerial Adventures

Afraid of heights… then you might want to give this one a miss. Test your mettle 25 metres off the ground, with an adrenaline-infused experience at Aerial Adventures. Their rollicking high-ropes course offers unbeaten view across the Pemberton forest – including sights of the famed 1947 Fire Lookout tree. A good option if you arrived in Pemby and discovered the Gloucester tree has been closed, temporarily.

Get the whole family involved, with children and adults able to choose their course based on their age and capabilities. Anyone looking to sit out the skyward fun needn’t miss out though, with the Karri cafe the ideal spot to partake in some delectable local produce while you wait.

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