Pemberton is located approx 320 km south of Perth in the “Southern Forests and Valleys” region of the south-west. The region, the traditional land of the Bibbulmun people who knew the area as Wandergarup, meaning ‘plenty of water’, is known for its towering Karri forests including the climbable Gloucester Tree with its treetop lookout.
The town of Pemberton, named for Pemberton Walcott, the first European settler in the area in the mid-1800’s, was established as a mill town in the early 1900’s.
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