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Around Pemberton, WA

all seasons in one day

We've been through, and camped at Pemberton a few times, finding more things to see and do each time. Here is some of what we've experienced so far.

Camping

Pemberton Swimming Pool

  • Easy to walk to from the Pemberton Caravan Park.
  • It was too cold for swimming when we were there. But I'm guessing it could be rather popular in summer.
This way...

This way...

How deep is it?

How deep is it?

Log bridges are always fun!

Log bridges are always fun!

No tadpoles...

No tadpoles...

Fire Lookout Climbing Trees

  • There are three trees of different heights that are able to be climbed within the Pemberton area.
  • A National Parks Pass is required for vehicles to enter the National Parks where they're located. These can be obtained online, or from the Pemberton Visitor Centre. Or if you're a RAC member, you can get discounted National Parks Passes.
  • Sonia and Kaden request to climb these trees every visit, but with the gaps between the pegs, tantrum potential from one child, and needing to look after a younger sibling, they have yet to be allowed to climb higher than about 3m. Much to their annoyance!
  • Gloucester Tree - Approx 3km to walk to this tree from Pemberton town centre. Various other walks to do from the tree as well.
  • Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree
  • Diamond Tree

Can we go higher mum?

Can we go higher mum?

The Cascades

  • There are some steps to navigate, but then it's an easy enough walk for a pram to get to the cascades from the car park

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The Cascades

The Cascades

Come on!

Come on!

Karri Forest Explorer Drive

  • Brochure and map
  • There are interesting audio points on the radio
  • I enjoyed it, but the kids didn't particularly find it that interesting. Was just another drive for them.

Karri Forrest Explore Drive

Karri Forrest Explore Drive

Heartbreak Trail Scenic Drive

  • Brochure and map
  • There are quite a few nice places to camp along this drive.
  • Unfortunately there were no gentle easy slopes into the water for little kids that I could find though.
  • Good for flat water canoeing/kayaking however.

Warren River

Warren River

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Beedelup Falls and the Walk Through Tree

  • It's a nice easy trail to the falls. Suitable for a pram to the lookout.
  • I'm not exactly sure how far it is from the falls information boards to the Walk Through Tree.
  • You can do a loop walk including the falls, walk through tree, and Karri Valley Resort.
  • Kids weren't in a particularly good mood for this walk... but did really enjoy climbing through the tree!!

Beedelup Waterfall

Beedelup Waterfall

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Walk through tree

Walk through tree

Yeagerup Lake and Sand Dunes

  • Looked like a nice campsite near here.
  • I'd love to go exploring more across the sand dunes to the beach. But only if I had more experience, or someone else to go with for assistance getting out in case I got stuck!
  • We found the track to the start of the dunes was fairly firm. Finding a spot to park that was close enough for a short walk to the edge of the dunes.
  • Kids loved running/playing on the sand dunes!

Edge of Yeagerup Dunes

Edge of Yeagerup Dunes

Yeagerup Lake platform

Yeagerup Lake platform

Race you!

Race you!

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Yeagerup Sand Dunes

Yeagerup Sand Dunes

Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park

  • Only about 25mins from Pemberton to Manjimup
  • Considering we generally head south through Manjimup to get to Pemberton, we always have to stop for a play at the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park.
  • Kids love it, and so do I!!
  • Amazingly huge slide (It may get rather hot on really hot days though. However, it was fine for us on a cooler day in December)
  • Fun big double flying fox
  • Historical Hamlet
  • Plus other playgrounds, swings, picnic tables, BBQ's etc.
  • See this link for opening times.

The awesome slide!!

The awesome slide!!

How did this work mum?

How did this work mum?

Fun climbing

Fun climbing

Posted by Goannaray 21:31 Archived in Australia Tagged waterfalls rivers kids western_australia sand_dunes pemberton toddlers weekend_toddler_adventures_wa south_west_wa wkend_adventures_swregion other_sw_wa_areas Comments (0)

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