• 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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Plan Your Trip: Featured Itineraries

7 Days of Autumn in Your Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in two stunning locations with Bettenay’s 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

7 Days of Spring in Your Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights accommodation for two adults & two children
  • 1 x whale watching tour for the whole family
  • 1 x wine tasting experience
  • Lake Cave and Jewel Cave passes

Margaret River On Tour – 7 Day Family Friendly Margaret River Itinerary

  • 6 nights accommodation for two adults & two children
  • 1 x private wine tour
  • Forest Adventures passes
  • Lake Cave passes
  • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse passes

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  • 1 x private wine tour
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  • Lake Cave passes
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Google Reviews

20
Aug
2020
Something almost magical about here, well worth the stop and soak in he atmosphere. If your feeling a little adventurous climb to the top of the hill behind the lookout. The view is even better. Gary Batchelor
19
Sep
2020
In my view a magnificent view of a beautiful section of forest. Always enjoy visiting this spot when I'm in the area. Ath T
16
Aug
2020
An incredible view as you round the corner coming down from Margret River. Such an emmersive and peaceful spot. Andrew Fitt
22
Jul
2020
Very scenic location. There is a parking area just off the main road and a small lookout. Also some paths on the opposite side of the road to allow visitors to really soak in the creation in nature mwyeoh
11
Feb
2020
Perfect place to stop and check out this peaceful Forrest. They have a deck you can walk onto. The road is busy so be careful crossing the street. Beautiful trees, ferns, birds to see. Parking is on one side of the road and can be difficult when large busses pull in. Maybe sure to drive slow when approaching or you will miss the parking area. Carley Young
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