Boranup Karri Forest

Star 4.8 (320 Google reviews)
Parts of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and Boranup Forest are currently closed due to recent bushfires in the area. For further advice please visit the Parks and Wildlife Service Alerts website: alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au

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! 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!

Location

Boranup Karri Forest

Point Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.8 (320 Google reviews)
Chris and Bec 18 January 2022

Unfortunately a really serious fire has gone through here. Trees were burned and apparently they can fall or drop limbs at any second so take care. We pulled over and had a look at the damage. It's very sad to see but we hope this beautiful place flourishes again before too long. Much love to those who lost during this time and the locals who would be devastated by this fire. Plus thinking of all the lost flora and fauna too.

Pay It Forward 15 January 2022

Loved this walk. This is a must thing to do, and it’s completely free. You’ll love all the sounds, the breeze and the views.

Taron Ah Chee 06 June 2022

Such an amazing location and peaceful, our caravan road trip was great and highly recommend WA and exploring the landscape.

Jacob Gordon Photography 21 December 2021

Boranup Forest is one of my favourite destinations in Western Australia. As a wedding photographer based throughout Western Australia I love taking wedding photos here as the scenery is simply stunning!