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Pemberton, Margaret River, Western Australia,
  • Jakamarri - Karri Suite in Pemberton, WA
  • Feeding at Pemberton Farm Chalets
  • View from the room at Pemberton Bed & Breakfast
  • A Splendid Wren Pemberton Bed & Breakfast
A recent visitor to the area referred to the town as “Pamperton” and for those who enjoy the finer things in life, like wine, art, spas, and gourmet food, a trip to Pemberton is a dream. Yet for those who prefer simple pleasures, like a walk through a forest, throwing a fishing line or swimming in a dam, Pemberton is a relaxing yet exhilarating break. Located in a region of Western Australia known as the South West, Pemberton is a delightful town close to the Margaret River. Like many towns in this region, it has gone through a series of changes, having first been settled as an agricultural town. Later, it became known for its timber, while today tourism and wine are its lifeblood.   
Things to do:
Indulge:  Local spas offer relaxing treatments for your body while gourmet cuisine tantalises your palate. Wine tours give you the chance to taste new flavours while enjoying the countryside. You may find a new favourite amongst the vines.
Discover: A new piece of artwork for your home may be waiting for you one of the galleries. Pemberton is home to many artists, with work in all mediums from photography to ceramics. There are several lovely galleries nearby with the work of local artists exhibited. Discover a piece of Pemberton that you’ll want to enjoy in your home every day.
Explore: Colourful spring flowers, autumn leaves and the magnificent karri forest make Pemberton a paradise for anyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors. If you like the idea of going for a true walkabout, the famous Bibbulman Track (winner of a recent WA Tourism award) passes through Pemberton. Given it spans nearly 1000km, you may want to pack a bite to eat before heading out. If you prefer a shorter trek, there are forest discovery tours (including the Yeagarup sand dunes) and you can also take a quaint tram ride through the forest.
Reflect: With all of your senses constantly being pampered in Pemberton, you may find this town is the perfect place to write, draw, paint or photograph. It is possible many of the region’s artists had no idea of their own talent before arriving in Pemberton. The quiet beauty of this town, along with the comforts that allow you to relax, may help you write that story or poem you always dreamed of putting on paper.
When to go: This region is beautiful year-round, but especially lovely in September and October as the wildflowers start to bloom.
How to get there:
Driving to Pemberton from Perth takes around three hours. Flights arrive in Perth from around Australia daily, and it’s easy to hire a car from the airport. A car is an excellent way to explore the region, as there are so many vineyards and trails nearby to discover.
There are many delightful accommodation options for Pemberton. Farm stays, cottages, lake hideaways and bed and breakfasts offer unique and cosy options for every traveller. For example,  A Splendid Wren Pemberton Bed and Breakfast Retreat is a gourmet bed and breakfast. Here, you will be treated to Truffled Scrambled Eggs, Soufflé Omelettes and Eggs Benedict – or of course, the traditional hearty full breakfast, complete with bacon and toast. For an extra charge, you can keep your taste buds happy in the evening too, with Tasmanian Salmon or a delicious Poached Pemberton Trout. The accommodation itself is cosy and comfortable. This eco-friendly dwelling has two guest rooms overlooking the gardens and forest, as well as a guest lounge with a log fireplace. 
Ideal length of visit:
Consider having a relaxing long weekend break, or stay in Pemberton as part of a larger trip of the South West. 
Further information
When you arrive in town, be sure to visit the Pemberton Tourist Centre on Brockman Street. Here, you’ll find plenty of useful information about tours and local attractions. Close by, you’ll find more great information and inspiration for your visit at the Karri Forest Discovery Centre. You can learn about the forest, and watch an audio-visual presentation that may inspire you to explore it for yourself. Also located in this part of town is the Pemberton Pioneer Museum, where you can learn about the decades gone by, before heading out to explore the delightful destination that Pemberton has become.

About the Author
Kylie-Jane Degeling is a freelance writer who has lived in Adelaide, Yulara (Uluru), Alice Springs and Canberra, as well as five different countries throughout the world. After backpacking around Australia, she worked as a tour guide in Central Australia, before training for her Commercial Pilot License and working as a flight instructor, scenic flight and charter pilot. She later worked as a travelling IT trainer for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, which involved spending time in each of their 16 District Offices around the country on a rotating basis.

Having experienced Australia as a backpacker, tour guide, pilot and business traveller, Kylie now enjoys family holidays with her husband Alex, and children Jezzy and Jordan. She says, “I have been lucky to see Australia from a variety of perspectives, and as a travel writer can use this experience to inspire others to find holidays they would enjoy.”  Kylie currently works as a travel writer in addition to being a government writer and columnist for two parenting magazines.


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Find out more about Kylie at http://bit.ly/h_experts

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