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Agricultural Department of Western Australia Horticultural Station

Tours of Horticultural Station field research. Entry is free and tour guide provided. Closed shoes required. Advance notice essential for booking.

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AusWest Sawmill: Mill Tour

A 300 metre walk from the Camp School, this mill has great social and historical importance for the people of Pemberton. Groups over thirty are split, generally alternating with Forest Fresh Marron.

Closed shoes required.
Tour Guide Provided

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Department of Fisheries and Wildlife- Trout and Marron Hatchery

The life cycle of trout and marron and the function of this facility in stocking the waterways of the south-west is covered.

Tour Guide Provided.

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Donnelly River Cruises

A relaxing 12 kilometre (one way) boat cruise meandering down the Donnelly River to the river mouth in a heated flat bottom boat.

Commentary includes the flora & fauna, Aboriginal links and history, settlement and conservation issues. The trip can be tied in with an Earth Education visit to Goblin Swamp on Carey Brook or Yeagarup sand dunes in the afternoon.

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www.donnellyrivercruises.com.au

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Mount Chudalup

Some 15 kms south of Northcliffe, this massive granite outcrop rises high around surrounding flat lands. An easy climb/walk to the summit with views to the Southern Ocean. Discussion of Karri forest ecology and geology of region, bird watching, wildflowers, fungi and forest frogs in season.

A DEC Ranger talk can be arranged, prior notice (one month) required please. more »

Northcliffe Forest Park

This delightful forest park is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the beauty of a Karri forest. There are marked trails to explore with barbeque and picnic sites available. The Gardener River flows through the forest Park adding places of cool green peacefulness. The Hollow Butt and the Twin Karri picnic area are the most visited attractions in Northcliffe. The tree still lives even though its base has been hollowed out by fire. more »

Northcliffe Museum

A one teacher classroom houses a remarkable array of memorabilia from the group settlement scheme days. An aboriginal interpretation room and gem display can also be viewed. Close to shops and toilets. Picnic facilities are provided. more »

Pemberton Discovery Tours

4 Hour Beach & Forest Off-road Adventure

Morning tour (can seat a maximum of 14 people however extra vehicle can be incorporated). Our Beach & Forest Off-road Adventure tour incorporates the D’Entrecasteaux National Park – the Yeagarup sand dunes and wild coastline and the mouth of the Warren River, also the Warren National Park and the magnificent old growth Karri forest. It is an interpretive tour however there is an emphasis on Nature (with a bit of fun!). A shuttle run can move a group of 30 students out to the beach.

www.pembertondiscoverytours.com.au or www.pembertonwa.com more »

Pemberton Hiking Company

Canoe tour through the Warren River with an emphasis on environmental/conservation and fun! Canoe tour minimum cost is $15 per person. Andy has extensive knowledge of virgin old growth forests, the topography of the regions landforms and wetland system, wildflowers, conservation issues and forest management and can organise bushwalks to suit.

Pemberton Hiking Company Website more »

Pemberton Tramway Company

A number of different trips are available depending on your time and wallet. The tram uses the Pemberton-Northcliffe railway. The tram travels through towering Karri, Marri and Jarrah forests over wooden trestle bridges, across rivers and streams.

  • One way trip Cascades – Pemberton (20 mins). This completes the Gloucester Tree – Cascades bushwalk, good fun.
  • Daily to Warren River, 10.45 am & 2 pm (1 3/4 hours)
  • To Northcliffe, Every third Saturday of the month, 10.15 am (5½ hours) includes 1½ hour stopover in Northcliffe.
  • Steam Train Trip In winter only, operates Saturday and Sundays and school holidays.

Please note: Tram or train trip must be paid before the groups’ journey commences. more »

Pioneer Museum, Karri Forest Discovery Centre and Tourist Centre

A five minute walk from the camp school, and located in the original school. This museum contains many interesting photos and items from early settlement. The museum also contains a ‘touch display’. The Karri Discovery Centre is an eco-museum showing the wonders of the Karri Forest. It contains wall size photographs, a glimpse of the forest creature’s homes, a walk through the canopy and finishes with an 8 minute audio-visual show. A worthwhile visit. Souvenirs can also be purchased.

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Salitage Winery

Tours are conducted 11.00 am daily at the Salitage Winery. Entry is free and tour guide provided. Closed in shoes required. more »

Southern Forest Sculpture Walk

The Sculpture Walk is the first walk trail within Australia to permanently feature specially commissioned artworks from a range of different art forms. Sculpture, music, writing and photography has been developed by nationally and internationally renowned creative personnel and reflects the social, cultural and environmental heritage of the Southern Forests region. The 1.2 km walk circuit showcases the awe-inspiring Karri, Jarrah and Marri forest of the Northcliffe Forest Park. Sculptures are located at varying intervals along the trail, with poetry, prose, storytelling, photography and music appearing in associated publications and audio tours.

The Sculpture Walk Website more »

Windy Harbour

Some 60 kilometres south of Pemberton this small fishing and holiday village derives its name from strong Polar Maritime winds blowing over the coast year round. Good swimming bays, scenic beaches and coastal landforms. This visit is best done in conjunction with a Northcliffe tour and generally takes the whole day. Many activities suited to summer and winter can be undertaken.

The new Tookalup Walk from Point D’Entrecasteaux to Tooklaup meanders through the heath following the edge of the magnificent cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean. There is a walk from the Settlement to the lighthouse going via Cathedral Rocks. You can start from the lighthouse and walk down to the settlement, spectacular views.

Beachcombing Discussion of intertidal zone and coastal & heathland ecology. Exploring intertidal zone and rockpools, discovering the difference between seaweeds and seagrasses, and the variety of molluscs & other creatures found in the Southern Ocean. Geology of region, bird watching, orchids, wildflowers, reptiles in season.

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