One of three sites that make up the Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre, Swarbrick is home to some of the state’s oldest karri trees. Swarbrick forest was a focal point for people who campaigned to preserve these forests for future generations. Their efforts culminated in the desire to create the Walpole Wilderness.
Swarbrick features a selection of art exhibits designed to challenge your perception of wilderness. The art works range from a sculpture depicting Aboriginal message sticks to a giant suspended ring, the Golden Torus, through which the artist prompts the visitor to explore the interconnectedness of all things.
A short loop walk takes you past the ‘Wilderness Wall of Perceptions’. This 39m, stainless steel wall features more than 30 forest related quotes from the past 100 years, with dates of political events relating to forest management and wilderness. Your visit will reinforce, review or even change your perception of the forest and wilderness.
Distance: 500m loop walk
Class: 2 – easy walk
Time: allow 15 minutes return
Access for wheelchairs with assistance.
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