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.
Town Dam walk is an easy 500m trail. Make your way to the tranquil picnic spot at the town dam, by following the road past Hollow Butt Karri, and then along the Gardner River.
Ducks are often seen swimming on the dam, which was built as a town water supply but never used, due to poor water quality. From here the walk loop leads you through mixed jarrah, marri and karri forest.
Watch for banksias and sheoak trees as well as old logs, felled in the group settlement days. Rather than return to the dam, continue along the main track to the Bardi Creek Trail or the Riverway Adventure Trail.