Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

Diamond Forest Farm Stay

A peaceful farmstay property on the edge of the tall timber forests in the South West.

Ampersand Estates

Luxury meets unrivalled natural beauty on the banks of the Donnelly River.

RAC Karri Valley Resort

Positioned on the edge of Lake Beedelup in Pemberton, relax and unwind in nature.

Treenbrook Cottages

Cottages in Pemberton with the Karri forest right at the doorstep.

Forest Lodge Resort Pemberton

A historic lodge with wine lounge, restaurant and accommodation.

Majestic forests, exemplary wines and scrumptious farm gate produce make this a must-see stopover on a Western Australian culinary odyssey. 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. The town is considered so well preserved that it was chosen as the setting for the recent Australian film adaption of Jasper Jones, set in a fictional regional WA town in the 1960s.

Recreational activities in the national parks that surround the town site are popular with guests and locals. Canoeing, fishing, swimming, bushwalking and mountain biking are popular pastimes. The Pemberton Mountain Bike Park offers trails for beginners to experts, while the Bibbulmun Track winds past the town and through some of the most enchanting stretches of karri forest.

Forests and wildflowers

Some of the region’s oldest karri forests are located around Pemberton, with some trees believed to be over 80 metres tall, and more than 300 years old. The town of Pemberton adjoins the Gloucester National Park, home to one of the region’s climbing trees. These giant karris were used as fire lookouts in the 1930s, as a way of spotting fires in the karri forests. Nearby, the undulating one way trails of Heartbreak and Maidenbush follow the Warren River, sometimes meandering at water level or high above it. Several pullovers, lookouts and campgrounds offer scenic picnic spots along the trail.

Each year, the district bursts into dazzling colour with the onset of the wildflower season in spring, lending a magical charm to the area.

Wine and produce

The Pemberton area produces excellent quality wines. Growing conditions are ideal for pinot noir and chardonnay grapes and suit the production of refined Bordeaux-style wines. Other grape varieties grown in the Pemberton Wine Region are sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, Semillon and shiraz. It’s been noted that Pemberton is one of the few regions within Australia that offers fantastic potential for merlot.

Pemberton is in the Southern Forests and Valleys.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2023 - 30 November 2023
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Karri Valley Triathlon

16 - 17 March 2024
Take in the beauty of Pemberton and surrounds during this unique racing experience.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Explore huge mobile sand dunes, volcanic rock columns by the sea, freshwater lakes and wildflowers.

Beedelup Falls

Hang on tight and walk along the swing bridge to see the falls gushing below.

Southern Forests Experiences

Experience vine to wine exclusive experiences in South West WA

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What brings you here

Lost & Found Festival

7-10 September

Bunbury & surrounds

Margaret River Region

Open Studios

9-24 September

12 Days

The South West Edge

Road Trip