Located around 325km south of Perth, pretty, central Pemberton has become a popular holiday destination for people looking for a convenient base in the southwest. Take on the land-locked sand dunes at Yeagarup in a 4WD, cruise the river or mountain bike the portion of the Munda Biddi Trail that passes through the region.
Manjimup is now a popular destination for food-loving tourists, and nature-loving tree-changers. The town itself is fairly nondescript, but has everything you’ll need, including a nice range of cafes, restaurants and takeaway options, and a number of cellar doors. The rich soils and Mediterranean climate of this region, 307km from Perth, produces a wealth of produce including vegetables, stone fruit, Perigord truffles and, more recently, green tea leaves.