Pemberton Tramway Ride is certainly one of the ‘must-to-do’ activities in Pemberton, Western Australia. There must be a reason why it is listed as the third best ’things to do’ on the tripadvisor.com, right? But first let me describe Pemberton. Pemberton is a little peaceful town which is popular for its nature. Inside the town there is not much to offer as it has only some small hotels, a visitor center, some houses and shops. Yep, that’s pretty much it. I don’t know if if has more than that, but our 4 days/3 nights was to short to find it out (so I can be completely wrong, though). We preferred to spend our time to explore what Pemberton really offers – its surrounding beauty. And one of the ways to do it is by riding the tramway, as well as Donelly River Cruise as I posted here.
The 90 minutes ride is perfect way to spend a half day outdoor. It started around 10:30 with ticket costed AUS $ 28/adult. The leisurely ride on the old 3ft 6 inc gauge tramcar based on one from the 1900’s is entertaining, meandering through Karri, Marri and Jarrah forest, passing streams, crossing six bridges, stopping at the Cascades, and ended at the Warren River bridge in the valley where the Lefroy Brook meets the Warren River. This is not the kind of ‘tut-tut ride’ as normally for little kids, but an entertaining and educational ride. The driver was very knowledgeable, informative, and had high sense of humor. During the 10 km he explained about Karri trees and forests, mining, and history of the railway. My kids really enjoyed it.