Beach & Forest Eco Adventure
The Beach & Forest Eco Adventure
Autumn and nearing the cooler winter months... fungi time!
It is a beautiful time of the year to explore in and around the forest, dunes and beach - the still calm days, the rain that refreshes the dunes and the forest and the beautiful fungi dotting our forests. Our guided adventures will give you an insight to the local flora and fauna through spectacular scenery. Join us to discover our wilderness.
Take a stroll through the forest - and if you want a special experience hop aboard one of our eco adventures for a magic experience through different terrains. If you can check out the reviews on trip advisor they are all for this one tour journey - it is an impressive and memorable tour.
Our tours take you out of reality for a little while and into a special place - depending on the time of year the forest is amazing with some of the wildflowers seaming to float in amongst the trees - and photography options abound! The Yeagarup dunes sometimes whip themselves up into a frenzy and if you are lucky you can see them on the move - it is an amazing sight to see! Again the ocean doesn't disappoint as the waves are huge and the ocean a million colours... read on...Experience the largest inland dune system in the Southern Hemisphere, drive on an endless beach, visit wild oceans & touch towering Karri trees with someone special or a group of friends (maximum of 13 passengers in our Arkana - larger groups available)). Spend the day with your friendly, fully accredited safari guide owner/ operator Graeme Dearle, Peter Henley or Colin Britza. Sit back, relax and let us amaze you on a journey of discovery.
Tours seat a minumum of 2 passengers and maximum of 13 (larger groups available on request) and include lunch or afternoon tea, national park fees and GST.
Now Available to view or purchase - the Beach & Forest Eco Adventure ebook (or hardcover book)
Depart Pemberton at 9am or 2pm daily and commence an interpretive journey to the Warren National Park with explanations about the farmland vistas viewable from the comfort of your seat. Explore the Warren National Park; discover the old growth giant Karri forest amongst seemingly impenetrable bush trails.
You will experience a diversity of wildlife from Kangaroo's, snakes, emus and forest Red Tailed Black Cockatoo and other bird life unique to this pristine area. River valleys to towering Karri forest, down to the dense coastal forests, Graeme will reveal tales of Aboriginal history, early pioneering settlers and even show some of their early horse drawn trails in the security and comfort of our 4WD.
On entering the D'Entrecasteaux National Park we stop and give your time to stretch your legs on the banks of Dead man’s Lake and learn about its history. Make use of the facilities available and take a glimpse at the start of the largest landlocked sand dune system in the Southern Hemisphere.
We traverse the sandy tracks to the giant wall of sand looming above you; it is inevitable, the dunes will swallow the forest. Together we will ascend these dunes and experience the wonder of the Yeagarup sand dune system.
Driving through this pristine dune area, Graeme will stop so you can take in those memorable picture post card views and experience the desire to leave behind footsteps in the sands that will be smoothed away by winds direct from the Great Southern Ocean only a breath away. For the young and young at heart, "Sand Angels" are a must! Help record the movement of the dunes, through a series of photo locations mapped out with the support of the local Conservation and Land Management.
On the South side of the dunes, travel through coastal heath with ancient flora with its beautiful mass of wildflowers in season (Sept - Nov). On reaching the Great Southern Ocean you may wish to fly a kite, try your luck at fishing (afternoon tours only) or simply go for a short stroll. The mouth of the Warren River opens and closes, depending on the amazing powerful force of the water flow.
The endangered Hooded Plover and Fairy Tern nests can be seen in these areas. Data is collected during the tours in an effort to further understand these birds. Your help is greatly appreciated.
On returning to the Lake enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the peaceful and natural bush setting before your return to civilisation at around 1pm or 6pm.
Graeme and Toni Dearle started Pemberton Discovery Tours in January 2000 and have successfully built up a quality tour guaranteeing a means of access for thousands of people to otherwise inaccessible coastline and the spectacular Yeagarup Dune System. Their other tour products include the Pemberton Wine Tour, Surf Fishing Safari's, Tag along tours as well as a Bibbulmun Track Drop Off service to local points on the track.
Graeme and Toni have completed Safari Guide Training with Graeme also having 20+ years experience in four wheel driving with safety and survival certification under his belt. Colin loves to showcase his homeland and Peter is our Arborist- who loves visiting the D'Entrecasteaux - all our guides work on the same eco principles to ensure they all deliver a quality product to you.
Currently operating the tours in a modified Toyota Landcruiser Arkana 4WD, enabling seating for up to 13 passengers. Tours for larger groups are also available.