Boranup Karri Forest

Star 4.7 (439 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.

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Location

Boranup Karri Forest

Point Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.7 (439 Google reviews)
Eleanor 13 March 2024

I’ll think that this place will be beautiful for hiking, lots of flora and fauna to enjoy. Only drawback was that I visited during summer and the place was swamped with flies that marred the experience. If not, I think it’ll be a really nice place to hike and explore when the weather is good!

Levi Shishler 01 January 2024

What a beautiful Forrest. To drive through makes you feel like you're in a movie. There are spots to stop and admire the extremely tall trees. Reallyales you feel like you're in the middle of true nature. Highly reccomend going for a drive and walk there

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.

Mike Doose 13 March 2024

Trees are cool. No need to stop for more than 15 mins though as it’s just big trees.