Boranup Karri Forest

Star 4.8 (407 Google reviews)

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 the 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! 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.



Boranup Karri Forest

Point Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia


Star 4.8 (407 Google reviews)
Tan Qi Yong 29 June 2023

Awesome location. Fun to explore. Be careful when crossing the road. The serenity here is just amazing once there isn't any car passing thru. Walked around for couple of minutes before heading off but really enjoyed the stop here

Hassan 05 July 2023

Absolutely stunning scenery. Simply breathtaking. You must stop and take it all in. Don’t just drive through it. Only a short drive from Margaret River main town. Do yourself a favour.

Julie Cole 25 March 2023

As summer ends the sun is edging North and the sun dip into the ocean may soon be covered by tree foliage. The views however are quite stunning with farming, native bush and ocean horizon melding together. There's an incredibly well maintained drop toilet and shaded picnic table. As the sun drops the temperature does too.

Conway Lai 15 June 2023

I started by hiking up the hill (wrong way), but I got a semi view over the treeline. The correct path is the slight downhill from the "car park" (dirt lot), and a good look at the burnt tree shredding their old bark, regrowing new ones. Unfortunately, locals are still carving their initials into the trees (seriously, if you need to immortalise yourself like this, you're quite pathetic), despite the signs.