Town of Northcliffe
There's nowhere better to enjoy the South West's natural attractions than Northcliffe and nearby Windy Habour.
There is everything from a short stroll in Forest Park or along the cliff tops of Point D'Entrecastreaux to a six day trek in the wilderness section of the Bibbulmun Track. There are many walks catering for all levels of fitness and experience. Expect to see world famous flowers and fungi, magnificent trees, birds and native animals. You might even see whales, seals and dolphins, or you can even have a go at fishing for trout in the Warren River and along the coast at Salmon Beach.
Call in to the Northcliffe Visitor Centre and discover "Understory - art in nature". Understory is a unique art experience. Artworks are located along a 1.2 km trail through pristine, native forests. Explore sculptures, stories, poetry and music as you wander through the amazing setting.
Sheltered picinic area available
Parking is available
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When the townsite of Northcliffe was surveyed in 1923, this forest was included and was to be divided into building blocks. The land was never utilised for this purpose but could not be officially logged due to zoning regulations. As a result this area remains relatively untouched.
This area is not fed by a nearby river resulting in soils that are sandy and acidic due to leaching of nutrients. Therefore the soil is most suitable for some of smaller species of plants and ferns unique to the South West region. The Remembrance trail gives us the opportunity to see some of the diversity of forest types which occur around Northcliffe.
In summer the Marri tree has a massed canopy of pink and white
flowers and is a favourite of the white
and red-tailed black cockatoos. Marri is the aboriginal word for beautiful. The large Marri or honkey nuts were homes of May Gibbs' Sugglepot and Cuddlepie.
The trails starts at the Northcliffe Pioneer Cemetery were many of the Group Settlement Pioneers have been laid to rest.
Please feel free to have a look around and discover the early history of Northcliffe.