Pemberton was established in 1913 as a timber town. It is named after one of the earliest settlers, Pemberton Walcott.
Pemberton is located in the south west corner of Western Australia, surrounded by the Karri, Marri, Jarrah forests of the Gloucester National Park and the Pemberton Forest park. It is an ideal location from which to explore, as it is one and a half hours drive to Margaret River, Busselton, Walpole/Nornalup and a two hours drive to Bunbury.
Pemberton enjoys a cool mediterranean climate with crystal clear streams, rivers and dams, rich soil and friendly locals. It is a small town that is being acknowledged as an area offering great diversity, gourmet produce and award winning wines. We are famous for our towering karri forests, cool bubbling streams, steep river valleys and secluded white beaches.
There is always something to do in Pemberton, and once you have visited you will want to return. Whether visiting for one night or a longer break you will find many attractions to keep you busy or quiet places to get away from it all and relax!