Explore Western Australia Perth The Margaret River region Tall Timber Country Albany Stirling Range National Park Esperance The Eastern Goldfields The Coral Coast Karijini National Park The Kimberley Share The quaint town of PEMBERTON makes a central base for Tall Timber touring, with enough craft shops, galleries, wineries and gourmet destinations to keep you a while. The surrounding countryside is crisscrossed with peaceful walking trails and enchanting forest drives venturing deep into the karri woodlands. A fun way of enjoying the forest is to take the tram, which runs twice a day from Pemberton to Warren Bridge. The diesel tram rattles noisily along the old logging railway, over timber bridges spanning tiny creeks, visiting the Cascades, a local beauty spot also accessible by road. The most popular attraction is the Gloucester Tree, 3km out of town. At 60m, it’s the world’s tallest fire-lookout tree and its platform is accessible by climbing a terrifying spiral of horizontal stakes. Only a small proportion of people actually climb to the platform – these being people with courage to spare and no fear of heights.