Way down in the south of the state, 337km from Perth, Pemberton is a timber-milling town at the centre of forests of magnificent karri, jarrah and marri trees. The Bunnings Timber Mill in the centre of town is the biggest sawmill in the southern hemisphere. Completely computerised, it is one of the most technologically-advanced mills in Australia and also one of the town's biggest employers.
Amid rugged and beautiful countryside, Pemberton is the place to head if you love nature and trout fishing, with more than 300km of trout streams in which to try your luck and test your skill. Or, you can spend a dollar trying to catch one at several local trout farms.
The stout-hearted can climb the 153 rungs to the top of The Gloucester Tree in the Gloucester National Park. The platform at the 60m mark is the world’s highest tree fire lookout.
And take a trip over rustic bridges above roaring streams and rivers in the 1907 replica tram that snakes along the Pemberton Tramway.