Pemberton & National Parks

Pemberton is surrounded by karri forest with five national parks within 20 minutes’ drive and has plenty of rivers, streams and dams for recreation. The Karri Forest Explorer Drive has been developed by the Department of Environment and Conservation and links the tourism attractions together along sealed and unsealed roads.

The beautiful forest attractions include Big Brook Dam in the Pemberton State Forest 6 km north on the Bibbulmun Track. Bird hides and jetties, BBQ facilities and sandy beach allow visitors to enjoy this main attraction. The 4 km sealed walk trail around the lake is the perfect venue to take in the tall Karri Forests in the surrounds.

Heart Break Trail, Yeagarup WA 6260, about 4 hours south of Perth

Things to see and do

  • Beedelup Falls in the Beedelup National Park are 30km north along The Bibbulmun Track. Visitors can explore via a suspension bridge, walk trails and visitor information. The Falls are the break between the Darling Scarp and the Scott River Plain and the tourist drive is sealed with caravan parking.
  • Climb some of Australia’s tallest trees, including Gloucester Tree (53 meters tall) and Diamond Tree (49m) 
  • Visit the town of Pemberton and several sites, including the natural Pemberton Pool and Pemberton Station complete with original steam trains nestled in the surrounding forests
  • Enjoy some of the word’s most renowned food and wines in the many scenic wineries surrounding Pemberton 
  • The Yeagarup Dunes in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park are the largest land-locked inland dunes in the southern hemisphere.
  • Lake Jasper in the D’Entrecasteaux national park is the largest natural freshwater lake in Western Australia and covers an area of about 450 hectares. It is unique because it has no in or out tributaries and is 10 meters deep and accessible only by 4WD.
  • A little further west is Black Point, in the far northwestern part of the D’Entrecasteaux National Park between Augusta and Windy Harbour. The black Basalt columns were formed about 135 million years ago.
  • The Cascades are a series of low falls in the Lefroy brook. The road has been sealed and is accessible from the historic Tram, which departs from Pemberton twice daily.


Upcoming Tours

  1. Karijini National Park

    September 21 at 8:00 am - September 29 at 5:00 pm
  2. Indian Ocean Drive during Wildflowers Season

    October 18 at 8:00 am - October 20 at 5:00 pm
  3. Camp at Warren National Park, Explore Pemberton

    November 7 at 8:00 am - November 10 at 5:00 pm
  4. Indian Ocean Drive

    November 22 at 8:00 am - November 24 at 5:00 pm
  5. Camp at Warren National Park and explore Pemberton

    December 5 at 8:00 am - December 8 at 8:00 am
  6. Bremer Bay

    January 4, 2020 at 8:00 am - January 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm
  7. Camping at Warren National Park, Exploring Pemberton

    January 30, 2020 at 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm
  8. Bremer Bay

    February 15, 2020 at 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm
  9. Indian Ocean Drive

    March 6, 2020 at 8:00 am - March 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm
  10. Karijini National Park

    May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am - May 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm