You will never be short of things to do in the Southern Forests region. Even a simple drive around the towns makes for a perfect day of exploring the natural beauty of our state.
For the active, there's a range of adventures on offer, many taking full advantage of the region's old-growth forests – tree climbing, for instance. Pemberton has three enormous climbing trees, the largest, the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, standing 75m tall. Originally used as fire lookouts in the 1940s, the trio of karri tree lookouts is impressive, but climbing them is not for those with vertigo – or with nervous parents.
A staggering 80 per cent of the Manjimup region is forest and national parks. The tall straight trees, some 300 years old, are majestic, and emit an energy you can't deny. With an array of activities, from bush-walking and mountain biking to canoeing in the river, getting away from it all and into nature is the region's real attraction.
The downside of living in an ancient forest? The risk of fire. To protect against this, a series of lookouts were constructed at the top of a few very tall karri trees during the 1930s and 1940s. Three remaining towers are open to those who are brave and love to climb: The 61m Gloucester Tree, the 51m Diamond Tree (the only wooden treetop tower in the world!) and the 75m Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, which offers 360-degree-views of old-growth karri forest.
Nervous to take on a climbing tree? The highly civilised, 38m-high Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants in Walpole offers majestic views of the tingle forests treetops, and is suitable for everyone. The interpretive centre and gift shop are also worth a stop.
For something else, the 10.5km Warren River Loop Walk wanders from the Pemberton karri forest to the Warren River.
Meandering along the 12 km section of the Donnelly River, we will transverse a diverse eco system that is only accessible by boat.
Join us on a fully guided tour of the region for the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival. See, taste and learn about Genuinely Southern Forests produce grown right here in WA’s premium food bowl.
Our tours allow visitors to explore fields and orchards, connect with local artists, enjoy a guided walk through Australia’s leading nature and art trail, and feast on local culinary delights.
Our Food & Farm tours provide visitors with a unique opportunity to meet genuine down to earth farmers in the pristine Southern Forests of Western Australia and truly experience where food comes from.
Pemberton Discovery Tours offers eco adventure tours into the magnificent national parks surrounding Pemberton in Australia's South West. Let us show you the Best is Off the Highway!
Explore the untouched beauty of the Pemberton region with Pemberton Hiking and Canoeing!