Pemberton is situated in a valley, surrounded by the karri forests of the Gloucester National Park and the Pemberton Forest Park. It is a pretty timber town with a good variety of accommodation, food and attractions.
The walk from Pemberton to Northcliffe is well known for pleasant walking through the karri forest. As it is only a two night walk between towns and is perfect for a quick getaway. It boasts the famous fire lookout, the Gloucester Tree, which is well worth a climb.