John Rate Lookout was named in honour of District Forester John Rate who in the early 1950’s discovered a third species of tingle tree, now known as the Rate’s tingle (E.brevistylis). He was killed in the forest by a falling karri limb.
This site provides a welcome break from travelling, whether on a long drive on South West Highway or a long walk on the Bibbulmun Track, and is an ideal spot to have a cuppa or a picnic break.
A short walk takes you to a timber boardwalk and platform lookout which provides a superb view over the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park and the Southern Ocean. A ‘must’ stop for breath taking photo opportunities.
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