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Safe swimming, plenty of shade.

Great place for the whole family - swimming, walking, canoeing, picnicking... Finish offf the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Spot perfect for Kayaking

Great spot only a short drive outside of Pemberton. Great for a picnic and a kayak on the Dam. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul M
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Karri Forest Explorer Drive | Big Brook State Forest, Pemberton, Western Australia 6260, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for the whole family - swimming, walking, canoeing, picnicking... Finish offf the experience with a barbecue at sunset.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chick1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot only a short drive outside of Pemberton. Great for a picnic and a kayak on the Dam. Well worth a visit if your in the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this spot to cool off, great for a BBQ or picnic in the heart of the forest, water wasn't too cold, and has a man made beach

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philipstravels
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Part of the Karri Explorers Drive. Stopped here to walk around the lake and across the dam. A number of people swimming, and canoeing. A dedicated area for swimming, with sand added to make a sandy beach area. The walk way around the lake is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 8 January 2019

beautiful place, go for a walk, a swim or a drive.. usually pretty quiet (even on public holidays) and great for kids

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leftyx
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Must visit, lovely beach area. Take your own bin bags as there are no bins. The water is clean, clear and great for a swim

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

A beach within a city, unheard off. A good place to chill and enjoy "a beach in a city". Even a short stop to saviour the view and the beach is great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brightitan
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We came down for Christmas Day and had a blast. Having stayed the whole day, we used the BBQ area which was well set out and clean, along with walking around the dam which was very scenic and interesting. Great idea to take the kayaks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LucyrWo
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Brought our dog for a walk round the Big Brook Dam. It is definitely an educational experience for us as we walked with our dog on the sealed track, listened to the variety of birds chirping in the trees, heard the canoe paddles dipping into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eeleneri
Reviewed 19 December 2018

We came to the dam and went for a long walk around the lake through the beuatiful forest then had a swim on the sandy beach. Fantastic place on a sunny afternoon!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darren H
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28 November 2017|
Response from SammyPerth | Reviewed this property |
The camping area that I know of is very small and near the Arboretum and would book out extremely quickly. Try Warren River along the Heartbreak trail, there are limited campsites but you might get lucky...first in best... More
6 August 2016|
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Response from Doug M | Reviewed this property |
In the summer months you can hire canoes & paddle boats at the Dam (certainly in the afternoon). Contact the Pemberton Visitor Centre on (08) 9776 1133 in advance to check on availability or if they can hire them out from... More