PEMBERTON: MORE THAN JUST A STOP OVER!
Too many travellers make the mistake of only spending one night in Pemberton and then realising how much there is to do and see in this beautiful region. From relaxing over a winery lunch to bushwalking, to climbing our iconic fire lookout trees, to the quaint but informative tram ride, to a relaxing massage or day spa, to an adventure trip on the amazing Yeagarup Dunes or boat cruise on the Donnelly River — Pemberton is so much more than just a one night stop over!
Other than dining in at night, there are a few options for dining in Pemberton (if my breakfast hasn't filled you up for the day!).
I highly recommend Hidden River Estate Winery and Café for a lunch as I worked there for over two years and know it is great!
08 9776 1437 www.hiddenriver.com.au.
The Wine and Truffle Company is now a local institution, producing export quality truffles. They have a winery and café that is well worth a visit 08 9776 2474 www.wineandtruffle.com.au/
For a nice cafe lunch, The Millhouse Cafe is a nice spot to relax and sample the local delicacy, marron. Fizz Cafe, in the main street, offers gourmet sandwiches, other light meals and Naked Bean coffee.
Guests are welcome to dine in most evenings. Orders for dinner can be guaranteed by pre-booking or take pot luck and order by 5pm. Should you wish to dine out in the evening, I recommend only the following eateries.
Sadies at the Gloucester Motel 08 9776 1266 www.gloucestermotel.com.au
Pemberton Hotel 08 9776 1017 www.pembertonhotel.com
Foragers, seasonal dinners www.foragers.com.au/dinners-seasonal.php
The Tram Ride (twice daily service, booked through the Pemberton Visitors' Centre) www.pemtram.com.au/Pemberton%20Tramway%20Company.htm
Pemberton Discovery Tours 08 9776 0484 www.pembertondiscoverytours.com.au
Donnelly River Cruise www.donnellyrivercruises.com.au
Birding South West birding-southwest.mysouthwest.com.au
Pemberton Hiking and Canoeing
Two fabuous massage therapists in Pemberton and Manjimup
Elena Rossi www.pembertonmassage.com.au
Moondance Massage Therapy 08 9777 1048
THE CLIMBING TREES
There are three trees to climb in the Pemberton region: The Gloucester Tree, The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree and The Diamond Tree www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/pages/pembertons-climbing-trees/.
The Pemberton Visitors Centre is very helpful with information and bookings. You can contact them on 1800 671 133 or www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/