Trees rule here in karri country!

Big Brook State Forest was the first karri forest to be regrown for timber after the logging of the 1920s and 1930s. Explore a young timber forest, discover trees from around the world and come and enjoy this rejuvenated forest.

 

What to see and do:

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Big Brook Arboretum, where you can explore a rich collection of exotic trees from across the globe. Unwind and stay at the campgrounds, allowing yourself to fully embrace the enchanting sights and soothing sounds of the forest. It’s an ideal setting to relax and connect with nature. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the Arboretum.

Get excellent views of Warren River Cedar trees from specially designed boardwalks and don’t miss Big Karri, a 300-year-old karri tree, marvel at the size of this enormous old karri tree, ‘Big Karri’ is still thriving!

Enjoy one of the several walking trails that allow you to explore the natural beauty of the area. The trails vary in length and difficulty, catering to different fitness levels and interests. You can enjoy leisurely walks through the forest, discovering picturesque streams and serene picnic spots. A must do trail is the 100 Year Forest walk trial, this walk loop provides you with an opportunity to explore this magnificent karri forest on foot and see an example of natural regeneration from formerly cleared farm land.

Visit Big Brook Dam, a fantastic destination for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a delightful picnic by the water’s edge, capturing picture-perfect moments. Embark on the 4km walk and cycle trail that gracefully follows the dam’s shores, catering to families with its stroller and wheelchair accessibility.

Connect with nature and enjoy a picnic at one of the designated picnic areas where you can relax and enjoy a break amidst the tranquil surroundings. These spots vary with tables, benches, and barbecue facilities.

Birdwatchers can delight in spotting various birds, including honeyeaters, parrots, and kookaburras. The forest’s serene atmosphere and abundant wildlife make it an ideal location for birdwatching enthusiasts.

The forest has a network of mountain bike trails suitable for riders of different skill levels. These trails wind through the forest, offering an exciting and adventurous experience for biking enthusiasts. It’s important to adhere to any posted rules or regulations for biking in the area.

With its lush greenery, tranquil waterways, and beautiful landscapes, Big Brook State Forest provides a picturesque setting for photography. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, you can capture stunning shots of the forest’s natural beauty.

Most of the natural attractions in the Big Brook State Forest and surrounding area are connected by the Karri Forest Explorer, a drive trail that winds through some of our regions most magnificent karri forest. Explore at your own pace, stop for a wine tasting, coffee or  gourmet meal, visit a gallery or craft centre or cast your rod for trout.

Need to know

Dog Friendly

Dogs allowed in some areas and must remain on leash

Park Entry Fee

Entry to Big Brook State Forest is free

Attractions

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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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Time to be still and listen to the landscape

Warren River Cedar

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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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The Big Brook Arboretum is 3km from Big Brook Dam, along the Karri Forest Explorer Drive

Big Brook Arboretum

Big Brook Arboretum, Rainbow Trail, Pemberton WA
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The Karri Forest Explorer Drive winds through some of the south-west’s most magnificent karri forest.

Karri Forest Explorer

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Camp near the exotic trees of the Big Brook Arboretum.

Big Brook Arboretum Campground

big brook arboretum campground
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Tree rule here in karri country! Explore a young timber forest and discover trees from around the world.

Big Brook State Forest

Big Brook State Forest, Channybearup WA
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Campgrounds

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Camp near the exotic trees of the Big Brook Arboretum.

Big Brook Arboretum Campground

big brook arboretum campground
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Trails

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The sealed 4km Big Brook Dam Walk Track follows the shores of the dam allowing stroller and wheelchair access, and …

Big Brook Dam Walk Trail

Type
Distance4.2km loop
DifficultyEasy
Time1-3 hours
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Big Brook Dam presents a glorious setting for a freshwater canoe. Surrounded by Karri forest, it provides an idyllic location …

Big Brook Dam – Canoeing

Type
DistanceVarious
DifficultyEasy
TimeUnder 1 hour
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The Pemberton to Big Brook Dam & Return trail is a great ride out alongside the Lefroy Brook on the …

Pemberton To Big Brook Dam Mountain Bike Trail, Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Type
Distance7.9km
DifficultyModerate
TimeUnder 1 hour
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