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Gloucester Route Pemberton

Gloucester Route

Gloucester National Park

Directions - From the centre of Pemberton turn onto Ellis St from Vasse Hwy and follow this as it snakes through the residential section of town, becoming Kennedy St and then Burma Rd. Follow the signs along Burma Rd all the way to the car park for the Gloucester Tree. The trail head is located to the right of the Gloucester Tree next to the Bibbulmun Track sign.

The Hike - The opportunity for another trip down south presented itself with my parental units recently purchasing a house near Bunbury. With a bit of moving and painting to be done, I took a week off work and made plans to escape one day for a couple of hiking adventures. Wanting to make the most of my time I pulled up my "to-hike" list for the South West and started narrowing down areas to visit that would be worth the drive. Having visited the Gloucester Tree last year whilst staying in Quinninup and skipped doing the full 10km Gloucester Route, I decided that this time I would make time for it. The two hour drive to Pemberton along the South West Highway from Bunbury at sunrise was very scenic as you pass through the various sized towns along the way.