Set off on your journey along The Edge from Perth to gorgeous Pemberton in the South West. Immerse yourself in natural surroundings of Pemberton’s old-growth forests, as you marvel over the gigantic size of the forest trees surrounding you. Pemberton is a quaint, cosy town, with incredible accommodation options that are perfect for the cooler nights snuggled up with a glass of wine by the fire. A walk through one of the nearby national forests will have you reconnecting with nature, and you can even climb some of the old fire lookout trees like Gloucester Tree for an epic view of your surrounds.
You’ll come across waterfalls (which flow at their best in Winter with rainfall) which will leave you feeling relaxed and tranquil in a way only waterfalls can. Looking for something a bit more upbeat? Get your adventure on and ride one of the many mountain biking trails around the area at your own pace. There are some incredible tracks that didge and weave through the national parks and are sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
On your way out of Pemberton be sure to head to the Yaegarup Sand Dunes to witness this vast, land-locked dune system steadily moving inland, swallowing up the forest, lakes, and woodlands as they go.
As you make your way from Pemberton to Denmark, stop in the town of Walpole. Known for the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, home to a forest of gigantic old native trees, the wilderness of Walpole is sure to impress, with plenty of bushwalking and sightseeing to be had.
If you’re wanting to spend the night here, we recommend spending the night in a houseboat on the Walpole inlet for something a little different! Or if you’re just passing through for the day, enjoy a picnic at one of the scenic picnic spots around the township.