• Forests

Boranup Karri Forest

Open 24 Hours
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Free
    Free
  • Nature & Wildlife Spotting
    Nature & Wildlife Spotting
  • Photography
    Photography
  • Scenic Spot
    Scenic Spot
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day
  • Walking & Hiking
    Walking & Hiking

Towering karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley. With sunlight streaming onto their smooth trunks, this is one of the best sights in Your Margaret River Region.

The sight of these enormous trees won’t be the only thing to amaze you. This forest is a feast for the senses with the forest floor tumbling with wildflowers, orchids and funghi (in season) together with the sounds of native birds and the fresh smell of eucalypt. 

The forest is an easy 25 minute drive south of Margaret River town along Caves Road. The Karri Lookout on the eastern side of Caves Road is an ideal spot to enjoy and photograph this amazing forest as it undulates across the valley. Boranup Drive is a fantastic tourist drive. With its hard limestone base it is suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles. The drive winds its way through stunning forest and loops back to Caves Road. 

Along the drive you’ll find the Boranup Lookout which takes in views across the picturesque forest and the stunning turquoise waters of nearby Hamelin Bay. The lookout also marks the start of some lovely bushwalks and has a great picnic spot. 

A small campground fitting only seven small tents or small campervans is also available. 

 For the bird enthusiasts! Just south of Lake Cave is the gorgeous Boranup Karri Forest. On your drive or walk through you may see Purple- crowned Lorikeet, Splendid Fairy- wren, White- breasted Robin, Crested Strike-tit, Golden Whistler and many other birds!

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7 Days of Autumn in the Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in two stunning locations with Dunsborough Ridge Retreat and Redgate Forest Retreat
  • Didgeridoo performance deep inside the remarkable Ngilgi Cave
  • A fun and fascinating personalised tour with All About Margaret River
  • A visit to Eagles Heritage to witness these amazing creatures in flight

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  • 1 x whale watching tour for the whole family
  • 1 x wine tasting experience
  • Lake Cave and Jewel Cave passes

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  • 1 x private wine tour
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  • Lake Cave passes
  • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse passes

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Google Reviews

07
Apr
2021
I love this section of the forest. Trees are insanely high that makes u feel like little ants. Driving through these trees is amazing, with a nice, cool breeze which comes through the window. I make sure my fav song is on when driving on this road. Feels fabulous. Ryan Chase
08
Apr
2021
incredible display of hard work completed in the past with so much manual labor applied. Great piece of history preserved plus still operating. I bet so many stories can be told. Julian Krawec
09
Apr
2021
This is a car park with a short 100m trail to a platform that overlooks the forest on the other side of the road. It is very beautiful! There are some random un marked trails behind the platform but they aren't so clear to follow and don't really lead anywhere. I think they were created by people wandering the area. Definitely worth a little stop! Emily Keye
07
Apr
2021
off caves Rd! Amazing place to stop and checkout the view and the beauty of the forrest Niroshan Dep
24
Feb
2021
Amazing definitely stop and have a stroll through these beautiful tree's Shaun Wright
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