The Northcliffe Forest Park is a conservation park preserved for it’s biodiversity values. Home to a wide range of flora and fauna species, the forest park can be explored on foot via the designated walk trails, or drive the trail from the Hollow Butt Tree to the Town Dam. Pack a picnic to enjoy at the Hollow Butt Tree, Town Dam or Acacia Picnic site.
Several trails twist through the Northcliffe Forest Park, linking up, then disappearing again into the forest. Pack a picnic lunch or something to barbecue and make the most of the facilities that have been provided in this natural setting.
The Bardi Creek Trail leaves from the back of the Northcliffe Pioneer Museum in the centre of town. Through the coastal swamp vegetation, this trail will take you back to town.
The Bardi Creek Trail leaves from the back of the Northcliffe Pioneer Museum in the centre of town.
Follow the trail for 700m into Northcliffe Forest Park and you will find the enchanted Arcadia picnic spot in the middle of the forest. This trail is also part of the Bibbulmun Track. The walk takes you through coastal swamp vegetation, and will take you back to town.
In winter, take care as you use the stepping stones to cross Bardi Creek, and in summer watch for flashes of colour from the bright red bottlebrush.