Boorara National Park
The historic Boorara Tree fire lookout was one of the last fire lookouts built in the late 1950s. The cabin and tree crown has been removed for safety reasons, but you can still see the original wooden pegs winding their way up the trunk to the top of the tree. There is a replica lookout cabin at the base of the tree where visitors can experience a little of the lookout men and women's life when spotting fires.
In winter, Lane Poole Falls is one of the most spectacular water falls to be encountered in the Karri forest. The five-kilometre return walk trail leads off from Boorara Tree and meanders through the dense understory of the forest and is a blaze of colour when the spring wildflowers are in bloom. There is a lookout with a shelter near the falls to have a rest and listen to the abundant bird life.
Welcome to Boorara State Champion Mountain Bike Track. The track is on existing firebreak tracks and single tracks through the dense bush, which is a considerable challenge of negotiate. The track winds through magnificent karri forest with thick understorey vegetation. Consequently the birdlife is abundant. There are a couple of creek crossings and some steep uphill and downhill sections. It is a difficult track for novices and offers many challenges for the experienced mountain bike rider.
The Northcliffe Mountain Bike Trail provides linkage to the Boorara Conservation Park State Championship Trail via Northcliffe town. The 18 km (36 km return) journey is an easy ride with some moderate slopes and water crossings in season. The trail requires a good standard of fitness. Riders will explore a wide range of landscapes and forest types, from rolling farmland to a diverse cross section of forest types to make the Southern Forest Region so unique.
The trail is signposted with trailside totems Look for trailside totem signs featuring a white bike icon with brown background and directional arrow. Additional trailside markers (Silver triangle with blue bike icon) are also used to reinforce the route.
Take care when using and crossing roads open to vehicles and heavy transport.
18 km (36 km return)
Boorara State Championship Trail
Northcliffe Linkage Trail
Picnic tables available
Parking is available