In a location a long way south of Asia there is a small town called Pemberton, WA. This former logging town is surrounded by magnificent Karri forest and rollling hills. A scatering of winerys, brewerys, farms and homestays making this a popular choice for hoiday makers allyear round.
And now Pemberton is now focusing on a new attraction. Mountain biking. The trails and mountain bike park here are well worth the 4 hour drive from Perth - Especially if you can spend a few days to explore the many trails and farm roads.
My visit with the kids (Age 9 & 12) included riding about 30km / day - including a couple of days in the mountain bike park which is a series of trails on a section of land literaly right in the town.
Highlights included the down hill 'cool running', the skills track, the tram trails, the raindow and eastbrrok trails which allowed us to see alot of the surrunding country.
We also liked the local bakery!
There is somethinng so calming about the forest. It genuinely puts me in a relaxed state for weeks afterwards. The boys and I just ride, chat, stop to eat, talk alot, get lost, find our way again and make awesome memories.
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