Boranup Karri Forest

Star 4.8 (337 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 (337 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.

Lisa Ticharwa 17 December 2022

Wow, absolutely amazing. My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights. The trees are so tall and have such a calming effect. The weather was nice too. Lots of horseflies, but it's still worth it. And there are lots of beetles that are weirdly interesting to watch along with the birds if you can spot them. The ranger was super friendly and welcoming We will definitely be back soon

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!

craig bennett 02 January 2023

We love this place. Not quite the same as our last visit 3 years ago due to a bush fire that ravaged the forest, but it's recovering - and a great lesson in impermanence.