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There are many different bushwalks suitable for all students and adults that can meet the requirements of your program. Many of these walks incorporate parts of the Bibbulmun Walking Track. These range from day walks, overnight walks to 3-4 day expeditions or longer in different terrain and ecosystems. Ask the Camp Manager for suggestions when you are designing your program.

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Big Brook Dam Walk

The Big Brook walk track is a Disabled access walk. A bitumen walk trail winds it’s way around the lake with observation decks, bird hides and benches situated along the route. A very pleasant walk and in summer finish with a dip in the dam. more »

Gloucester Tree to Cascades Bushwalk

The Gloucester Cascades bushwalk offers the walker a variety of vegetation types and different terrain from old railway tracks, old logging roads to narrow windy tracks alongside the Lefroy Brook. The end point, the Cascades, is a series of rocky steps with water cascading down them. Soak your the toes at the Cascades to finish your walk then have lunch.

  • 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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Lane Poole Falls

Situated east of Northcliffe. A fifteen metre drop over an ancient boulder of granite, Lane Poole Falls is a rewarding sight after walking 2.5 kilometres from the car park. During winter the thundering roar will take your breath away. 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.

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Rainbow Trail Bushwalk

The Rainbow Trail Bushwalk follows the original Rainbow Trail railway line. It commences near the Trout and Marron Hatchery and winds its way through a variety of vegetation types, farmland and forest to finish at Big Brook Dam. Big Brook is excellent for swimming, fishing, picnics, canoeing and games. more »

Southern Forest Sculpture Walk

The Sculpture Walk is the first walk trail within Australia to permanently feature specially commissioned artworks from a range of different art forms. Sculpture, music, writing and photography has been developed by nationally and internationally renowned creative personnel and reflects the social, cultural and environmental heritage of the Southern Forests region. The 1.2 km walk circuit showcases the awe-inspiring Karri, Jarrah and Marri forest of the Northcliffe Forest Park. Sculptures are located at varying intervals along the trail, with poetry, prose, storytelling, photography and music appearing in associated publications and audio tours.

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The Gloucester Walk

This bushwalk starts and finishes at the Gloucester Tree (circular walk). The walk has some hilly sections crossing log bridges through the Eastbrook Valley. The wildflowers are a burst of colour with changing vegetation types a highlight of the walk. more »

Tookalup Walk

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. more »

Tree Top Walk & Ancient Empire at
Valley of the Giants

Situated in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park is the spectacular Tree Top Walk. The Tree Top Walk is a canopy walk constructed through the tingle forest canopy at the Valley of the Giants. It is a series of sixty metre lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons forming a secure ramp which rises slowly whilst the terrain below falls away to a deep valley. At it’s highest point the 600 metre loop structure is about 40 metres above the forest floor. The Tree Top Walk is suitable for assisted wheelchairs. A DEC Ranger can conduct a student centred activity at the site, prior arrangement (one month) required though please. more »

Warren National Park

Situated 10 kilometres from Pemberton the Warren National Park contains some of the last stands of virgin Old Growth Karri forest. The Bicentennial Tree is situated in the National Park. Three walk trails lead from the Bicentennial Tree. The Park is rich in flora and fauna, in particular the bird life. Bush camping option available for smaller groups. Beautiful walk trails and new ones are being constructed. more »

Windy Harbour - D’Entrecasteaux Lighthouse: Settlement to Lighthouse Walk

A magnificent walk along the cliffs from the lighthouse to Tookalup. Whale spotting in season. Very grand and wonderful ocean views over the Southern Ocean. There is a brilliant walk from the settlement to Cathedral Rocks then up to the lighthouse. The Cathedral Rocks to lighthouse section is uphill; it can be walked going downhill to the settlement. more »

Windy Harbour Walks

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 Tookalup meanders through the heath following the edge of the magnificent cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean is wonderful. 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.

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Yeagarup Sand Dunes Bushwalk

This bushwalk starts and finishes at Yeagarup Lake. The walk follows the 4WD track into the Yeagarup Sand Dune system passing through Jarrah/Marri forest ecosystems. Climb huge mobile sand dunes for a spectacular view and then roll down to the bottom. Kite flying on the sand dunes with two handled kites is a great team activity. In summer a swim at Yeagarup Lake is definitely a good option.

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