Welcome to Pemberton
Hidden deep in the karri forests, drowsy Pemberton produces excellent wine. If Margaret River is WA's Bordeaux, Pemberton is its Burgundy – producing excellent chardonnay and pinot noir, among other varietals. Wine tourism isn't as developed here, with some of the better names only offering tastings by appointment. Grab a free map listing cellar-door opening hours from the visitor centre.
The national parks circling Pemberton are impressive. Aim to spend a day or two driving the well-marked Karri Forest Explorer tracks, walking the trails and picnicking in the green depths.