Pemberton is famous for its many well marked walk trails (not to mention is has been identified as one of 3 Trail Hub Tourism Mecca Hotspots!)
In the town there are tracks leading from the Visitors Centre and through Forest Park behind the Pemberton Railway Terminal. These walks are dual purpose (walk/cycle trails) encompass the trout hatchery (not open to the public), the hydroelectricity scheme display and part of the Bibbulmun track, (which also passes through the town). If at all unsure call into the visitors centre for directions. They also have books on bush walks in the area and useful maps available for you to purchase.
From the major icons there are short to long walks available. A number of them are mentioned below should you wish to do these independently.
The Gloucester Tree to Cascades walk is a favourite and covers around 12km in distance along the Bibbulmun track – there are a number of walks to and from the tree ranging from 400m, 800m to 1.2km, 10km and 12km.
The Warren National Park Walk (Bicentennial Tree Circuit Walk) offers a 10km walk around the Warren National Park – you can choose to do a small section too as the 2.4km walk to the lookout from the tree which offers a beautiful view across the Warren River is a part of the loop walk.
Big Brook Dam is a great place to walk to from the town centre (6km) however it is also an even better place to grab a towel and a picnic and have a walk on location. Big Brook Dam has a 4km sealed walkway around its circumference.
Just under 1000km of bush walking and Pemberton is located just over the half way point for the Bibbulmun Track. This makes it an ideal destination to stay if you wish to walk short parts of the track.
Day walk itineraries and costs are available from us (Pemberton Discovery Tours – they are a DPaW licensed drop off service and have been offering transport services since 2001). Transfers are available for Donnelly River (Wheatley), Tom Road, Boarding house, Beavis, Beedelup in the North to Warren, Schafers and Northcliffe (and down to Walpole on request).
Guided walks in the area are available by contacting Andy Russell at Pemberton Hiking Company on (08) 9776 1559
Pemberton Hiking Company offers a variety of guided walks designed around some of the best kept secrets and features of the Pemberton District.
Your guide Andy Russell has so many years hiking experience in the region (aka over 30) and will design a tour to suit your interests from 4 hours to 5 days.
Andy has extensive knowledge of virgin old growth forests, the topography of the regions landforms and wetland system, wildflowers, conservation issues and forest management.
Caution – Please let someone know if you are intending to go for a long walk in the bush. Your ETA (estimated time of arrival) and location should be known before you depart. The south west is known to have both dugite and tiger snakes. Please wear appropriate footwear and stay on designated paths.