PEMBERTON

Pemberton is the next town encounted when traveling west from either Northcliffe or from Albany direction. Pemberton is a small town that has the majority of services and still to this day is an active saw-milling town. Nestled on the side of a hill gives the town a nice aspect.

Pemberton was named after the early settler Pemberton Walcott. It is the home of the karri tree, the largest tree in Western Australia and the third largest hardwood tree in the world. The timber industry was established in 1912 and the town grew. Free land was offered to group settlers during the 1920s; however life was tough as clearing the land proved difficult.

Wine and grapes are now widely established with many investment schemes buying up large areas of pastureland and converting to vineyards.

The Pemberton Hotel is a great pub classic and is over a100 years old.

The Pemberton War Memorial has great presence in the main commercial strip.

The Pemberton Museum and ‘Karri’ centre is a must visit for the visitor. This centre is really well done.

Pemberton has all the main denominations and the. These buildings are a mix of style and ugly.

Pemberton is a recommended potential stop-over town. The Museum and wine visits will chew up some time.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course