Ludlow Tuart Forest

Star 4.3 (152 Google reviews)

Sojourn off the highway just north of Busselton and take Tuart Drive, the tourist drive which loops through the last remaining tuart forest in the world. This is a magnificent ancient forest with 300 - 400 year old trees standing on average 33m high, with girths of a massive 10m. Wide open vistas can be enjoyed, with scenes of massive trees, understorey of peppermint trees, wildflowers and large mobs of kangaroos. 

There are several sign posted walks in the forest and picnic spots to enjoy and contemplate the sights, smells and sounds of the forest. Night time in the forest is just as spectacular as this is when the animals get busy. A great location to watch life in the forest take place is the nocturnal possum walk. Hides along the trail allow you to spotlight for the endangered western ringtail possum, brush tailed possum, kangaroos and nocturnal birds of prey including tawny frogmouth owls.

The forest is bordered by the Wonnerup wetland which has an abundance of waterbirds, frogs and reptiles which contribute significantly to the food chain of the forest. Visit the wetland boardwalk and watch the birdlife against the backdrop of the forest.

Location

Ludlow Tuart Forest

Higgins Rd, Capel WA 6271, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.3 (152 Google reviews)
John Cook 28 July 2022

Great to see different forest than what we see in Victoria

Glen Wildman 09 January 2019

Beautiful National Park. Huge Tuart Trees. One of a kind in the world. A number of Tuart forests stretch along this part.of the coast line. To the West is Ludlow North Road, to the East is the Bussell Highway. Follow Ludlow Road to the old mill toen of Ludlow and the Tourist drive. T w rrific drive and scenery. Just watch our for Kangaroos.

Hayley Rebecca 02 March 2019

Given it's history...It's got a lovely calm essence about it now...I just wish lazy pigs would stop dumping their rubbish in there.....ruins it in so many ways.

Linh Nguyen 23 September 2018

Beautiful in the spring time because there is so many lilies