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Big Brook Arboretum

Situated 10 kms along the Rainbow Trail from Pemberton, this area has 32 different species of trees introduced some 60 years ago. Names and planting dates are signposted. An excellent venue for measuring plot density, height of trees, etc. A 40 minute walk starts and finishes at the arboretum with the track winding through the forest, very good in any season. more »

Big Brook Dam

This man made feature is found 7 kms along the Rainbow Trail or via Mullineux Road.

It serves as the town header dam for water supply. BBQ, change rooms, a 3.4 kilometre walk trail and information board are provided. An excellent spot for swimming, fishing, picnics, canoeing, mountain bike riding, earth education and games.

Note: Specialised Program Charge per student applies for canoeing, rafting or mountain biking.

The Camp Manager is qualified in Aquatic Rescue.

The Excursion Management Plan for Pemberton sites is available for all local water based activities, available on request.

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Excursion Management Plan available from the camp school. more »

Cascades

A popular tourist stop, this long stretch of rapids is ideal for short walks, picnics and nature studies. The end point of the half day walk commencing at the Gloucester Tree. A tram trip back to Pemberton can be arranged and takes approximately 20 minutes. This follows the Pemberton – Northcliffe railway line.

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Excursion Management Plan available from the camp school. more »

Diamond Tree

Located halfway between Pemberton and Manjimup the lookout is still used every summer as a forestry lookout tower as part of the Fire Prevention Network. It is also a popular tourist attraction. Parental permission is required for this 52m climb. Adults capable of climbing must be present.

Generally not recommended for students younger then Year 7 (12 year old & over).

Permission slip for climbing trees required.

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Excursion Management Plan available from the camp school. more »

Mount Chudalup

Some 15 kms south of Northcliffe, this massive granite outcrop rises high around surrounding flat lands. An easy climb/walk to the summit with views to the Southern Ocean. Discussion of Karri forest ecology and geology of region, bird watching, wildflowers, fungi and forest frogs in season.

A DEC Ranger talk can be arranged, prior notice (one month) required please. more »

Northcliffe Forest Park

This delightful forest park is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the beauty of a Karri forest. There are marked trails to explore with barbeque and picnic sites available. The Gardener River flows through the forest Park adding places of cool green peacefulness. The Hollow Butt and the Twin Karri picnic area are the most visited attractions in Northcliffe. The tree still lives even though its base has been hollowed out by fire. more »

The Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree

The Bicentennial Tree was pegged as part of Australia’s Bicentennial in 1988. The tree is situated in the Warren National Park, a magnificent old growth forest. Parental permission is required for this 68m climb. Adults capable of climbing must be present. Generally not recommended for students younger then Year 7 (12 years old & over).

There is a platform at 30 and 68 metres.

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Windy Harbour

Some 60 kilometres south of Pemberton this small fishing and holiday village derives its name from strong Polar Maritime winds blowing over the coast year round. Good swimming bays, scenic beaches and coastal landforms. This visit is best done in conjunction with a Northcliffe tour and generally takes the whole day. Many activities suited to summer and winter can be undertaken.

The new Tookalup Walk from Point D’Entrecasteaux to Tooklaup meanders through the heath following the edge of the magnificent cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean. There is a walk from the Settlement to the lighthouse going via Cathedral Rocks. You can start from the lighthouse and walk down to the settlement, spectacular views.

Beachcombing Discussion of intertidal zone and coastal & heathland ecology. Exploring intertidal zone and rockpools, discovering the difference between seaweeds and seagrasses, and the variety of molluscs & other creatures found in the Southern Ocean. Geology of region, bird watching, orchids, wildflowers, reptiles in season.

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Excursion Management Plan available from the camp school. more »

Yeagarup Lake and Dunal System

40 minutes from camp, the lake is one of a series with underground seepage to the coast. The dunes are ‘moving’ sand-hill’s gradually creeping inland. A two kilometre walk from the lake along a sandy track brings you to the dunes.

Kite Flying as a team activity is available, depends on wind conditions. No Charge if using camp school kites. A range of kites can be built by each student, prices for this activity range from $4.00 to $8.00 per kite. Activity includes history of kites, building and flying the kites. The lake is suitable for a bush picnic and in summer a refreshing swim.

Allow three weeks for kite ordering. more »