Majestic forests, exemplary wines and scrumptious farm gate produce make this a must-see stop-over on a WA culinary odyssey.
Framed by magnificent marri forests to the north and towering karri in the south, the rivers, creeks, waterfalls and wetlands have created a lush and inspiring landscape. Just as remarkable is the quality of the wine and produce to come out of the area. While chardonnay and sauvignon blanc are Pemberton’s most successful varieties, the region is also known for its impressive pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Local delicacies include marron and trout (buy direct from a farm or catch your own in season with a license).
Pemberton’s breathtaking surroundings make activities such as scenic walks, canoeing and fishing very popular with tourists and the Gloucester National Park, with rocky rapids known as The Cascades, is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll, particularly when the wildflowers are in bloom. There is also beauty to be found in Pemberton’s art galleries and shops, with unique handcrafted pieces on display and for sale, while those visitors interested in keeping themselves beautiful can pick up a number of handmade oils, lotions and creams.
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