Boorara Gardner National Park is tucked into the forest 17 kilometres south-east of Northcliffe and is full of surprises. It contains majestic stands of karri and marri forest that are full of wildflowers in spring. Over 30 species of orchids have been found in this park.
Stop off at the Boorara Tree, one of the last fire lookouts to be built in the 1950’s. From a cabin built at the top of the tree, the tower person would scan the surrounding forest for any sign of smoke.
The cabin and lower climbing pegs have been removed for safety reasons but you can explore a replica cabin on the ground near the tree.
Lane Poole Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls to be encountered in the karri forest. It is at its best in winter when the Canterbury River cascades 12 metres over the polished granite rocks into foaming pools below.
Need to know
|No dogs (or other pets) allowed in this park
Park Entry Fee
|Entry to Boorara-Gardner National Park is free