To give you a picture; Pemberton is surrounded by national parks and located in the order of 3.75 hours south of Perth, 3 hours from Albany and half way between Margaret River and the Tree top Walk near Walpole.
From Perth; take the Forrest Hwy, travel to Bunbury and then via the South West Hwy to Vasse Hwy… ~343km south.
Alternatively you can take the Vasse Hwy near Busselton, travel through the pretty town of Nannup to Pemberton.
We are only an hour from Margaret River so take the Brockman Highway, then Stewart Rd to Vasse Highway if you are coming from that direction.
TransWA have buses running daily to Pemberton or Manjimup. A personal favourite is taking the TransWA train to Bunbury which has a little canteen with great coffee and snacks available making it quite an enjoyable hour and a half, and then hopping on to a 3 hour bus trip to Pemberton. All the coaches are air-conditioned with toilets, reclining seats and seatbelts having lots of room to stretch out and relax and taking toilet and lunch breaks on the way.
TransWA Bus Timetables are available with the routes to look for being SW1 (a longer route via Margaret River) or SW2 (via Donnybrook/Manjimup) or GS3 travel to Pemberton.
Another option is to take the South West Coachlines bus all the way to to Manjimup.
When you get to Pemberton it is advisable to book on a guided tour – to take you out into the National Parks surrounding the region.
A hire car is obtainable; however, once again it is advisable to book in advance. Phone 0499 014 016 or email to book.
Others wish to hire a mountain bike to see the local sights. Again, book in advance by phoning 0897760484 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Most town restaurants are open daily for breakfast, lunch or dinner so cooking facilities in your accommodation is not essential.
Pemberton is an ideal destination to base yourself and from where you can radiate from on day trips to explore our amazing south west corner.