There’s no shortage of pretty places to have a pitstop on your road trip, enjoy a picnic or simply stop for a while and commune with nature. Hike to a mountain lookout for 360-degree views of coast and country, cook a meal with friends in a tranquil bush barbecue area or whale-watch from the top of limestone cliffs. Taking five in the Southern Forests and Valleys can be a richly rewarding experience.  

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    Barrabup Pool is a lovely natural pool. On a hot summer day, it’s the ideal spot to take in the scenery or go for a swim.

    Barrabup Pool

    Barrabup pool, Barrabup WA
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    Beedelup Falls soothing water flow adorns the enchanting world of giant stands of karri, as well as smaller pockets of jarrah and marri trees.

    Beedelup Falls

    Beedelup Falls, Beedelup National Park, Beedelup WA
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    Big Brook Dam is one of the attractions on the Karri Forest Explorer Drive and a great place for a family outing.

    Big Brook Dam

    Big Brook Dam Foreshore & Picnic Area, Channybearup WA
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    Marvel at the size of this enormous old karri tree

    Big Karri

    Big Brook State Forest, Channybearup WA
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    Black Point is a massive outcrop of hexagonal basalt columns formed 135 million years ago by volcanic lava flow.

    Black Point

    Black Point, Black Point Road, Lake Jasper WA
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    You can explore a replica fire lookout cabin or follow the 5km return walk trail. Boorara Tree The Boorara Tree …

    Boorara Tree & Lane Poole Falls

    Boorara Tree, Boorara Brook WA
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    Broke Inlet is a large, shallow estuary which is seasonally open to the Southern Ocean.

    Broke Inlet

    Broke Inlet, Broke WA
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    From the lookout over Conspicuous Cliff, take in the powerful beauty of the southern coastline.

    Conspicuous Cliff

    Conspicuous Cliff, Nornalup WA
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    Appreciate the powerful beauty of the southern coastline from the lookout over Conspicuous Cliff. There is a pristine beach, limestone …

    Conspicuous Cliff Walk Trail

    Type
    Distance20.8km
    DifficultyEasy
    Time1-3 hours
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    Spoiled for choice of beaches to discover along this park’s 130km coastline. Backed by limestone cliffs, large dunes and pounded by waves from the mighty Southern Ocean, these beaches are only accessible by four-wheel drive but are well worth the visit.

    D’Entrecasteaux Beaches

    D'Entrecasteaux National Park, D'Entrecasteaux Drive, Windy Harbour WA
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    Test your nerve and climb 65m up this enormous karri tree and into the forest canopy.

    Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree

    Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, Yeagarup WA
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    Spend a few hours, or a few days, exploring the waters of the Deep River at Fernhook Falls.

    Fernhook Falls

    Fernhook Falls, Beardmore Road, North Walpole WA
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    Make sure you visit the ‘Heart of the Wood’ where you can learn how the oak, cedar of Lebanon, ash and laurel have changed the course of history.

    Foresters Wood

    Glenoran WA
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    Visit the mysterious Goblin Swamp while staying at Carey Brook.

    Goblin Swamp – Carey Brook

    Carey Brook - Snottygobble Loop, Yeagarup WA
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    Greenbushes pool is an attractive natural waterhole located on the Spring Gully Watercourse, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Greenbushes Pool …

    Greenbushes Pool

    Greenbushes Pool, Greenbushes Loop, Greenbushes WA
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    Hilltop offers spectacular views over the Southern Ocean and Nornalup Inlet, Saddle Island and Goose Island.

    Hilltop Lookout

    Hilltop Lookout, Hilltop Road, Walpole WA
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    Boating, fishing, picnicking….a peaceful spot to enjoy the inlet.

    Irwin Inlet

    Irwin Inlet, Bow Bridge WA
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    A picnic spot on the banks of the Irwin Inlet near Peaceful Bay.

    Irwin Inlet Picnic Area

    Bow Bridge WA 6333
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    Views over pristine waterways, and great for a picnic on your travels.

    John Rate Lookout

    John Rate Lookout, Broke WA
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    A bird hide and boardwalk enable you to wander through the wetlands fringing this biodiversity hotspot.

    Lake Muir Observatory

    Lake Muir Observatory, Muir Highway, Mordalup WA
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    Named after the Norwegian barque Mandalay, wrecked there in 1911, Mandalay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Walpole area.

    Mandalay Beach

    Mandalay Beach, Western Australia
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    Moons Crossing is a stunning section of the Warren River between Pemberton and Northcliffe, which boasts breathtaking rock pools that …

    Moons Crossing

    Shire of Manjimup, 1 Moons Crossing Rd, Pemberton WA 6260
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    A great place to stop for a picnic and a short bush walk when travelling between Walpole and Manjimup.

    Mount Burnett

    Mount Burnett Picnic Area, North Walpole WA
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    Enjoy the 360 degree views of the surrounding forest, heathlands, coast and the magnificent Yeagarup Dunes from the top of this granite monadnock

    Mount Chudalup

    Mount Chudalup, Windy Harbour WA
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    You can see unrestricted views of the Walpole Wilderness from the Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, which is high above the forest floor.

    Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout

    Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, Mount Frankland Road, North Walpole WA
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    Experience the best of the south-west’s wild, windswept coast at Point D’Entrecasteaux from several cliff top lookout platforms

    Point D’Entrecasteaux

    Point d’Entrecasteaux, D’Entrecasteaux Drive, Windy Harbour WA
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    Lose yourself in the majestic Karri Forest at RAC Karri Valley Resort, positioned on the edge of Lake Beedelup. This …

    RAC Karri Valley Resort

    RAC Karri Valley Resort, 11342 Vasse Highway Yeagarup, Beedelup WA 6260
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    The Lefroy Brook at the Cascades changes from a gentle flow in the summer to a raging torrent in the …

    The Cascades

    Cascades, Collins WA
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    Soak up the stunning views of the Southern Ocean crashing against the shore from the clifftop at Tookulup.

    Tookulup

    Tookulup Lookout, Windy Harbour WA
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    ‘Explore the ancient giant tingle forest of the Walpole Wilderness and take a walk in the tree tops 40m high above the ground.

    Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

    Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Valley of the Giants Rd, Tingledale WA 6333
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    Time to be still and listen to the landscape

    Warren River Cedar

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    Windy Harbour provides visitors with a safe harbour, on a wild coastline and rewarding fishing with stunning views of the Southern Ocean.

    Windy Harbour

    Windy Harbour WA
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    Enjoy magnificent views of the lake and nearby Yeagarup dunes from the boardwalk.

    Yeagarup

    Yeagerup Dunes, Yeagarup WA
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    The Hut is a spacious shelter with enclosed sleeping areas, picnic tables and toilets.

    Yeagarup Hut

    Yeagarup Hut, Ritter Rd, Yeagarup WA
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