Boorara Conservation Park
Sheltered picinic area available
Parking is available
Lane Poole Falls are spectacular in winter when the Canterbury River cascades 12 metres over water polished granite rock into foaming pools below. The Boorara Conservation Park is a mixed karri and marri forest that changes to a distinctive riverine vegetation as you move into the Canterbury River Valley. Granite outcrops along the trail support a rich diversity of fragile plants. This walk is renowned for its spectacular wildflowers, fascinating fungi and many varieties of orchids in spring.
The original Boorara cabin is no longer here. A larger wheel-chair accessible replica has been built to stimulate the tower cabin experience. When you enter, notice the area marked on the floor which represents the actual size of the original cabin. Imagine working for up to 12 hours a day in this small space with nothing but the wind for company.
The Boorara Tree was part of a network of 18 fire tower trees in the Warren region. During fire season (November to April) each was 'manned' from early morning to the last light of day.
When the tower tree network was operating, "towermen" were often require to help fight big fires on the ground. Women from local communities and wives of foresters would be called to substitute in the cabins.
Boorara Tree & Lane Poole Falls Walk