The Boorara- Gardner National Park is tucked into the forest 17 kilometres south-east of Northcliffe and contains majestic stands of Karri and Marri forest that are full of wildflowers and fungi in season. Over 30 species of orchids have been found in this park.
Pack a picnic and visit the Boorara Tree, a tree that is more than 250 years old and one of the last fire lookouts to be built in the 1950s. From a cabin at the top of the tree, the towerperson would scan the surrounding forest for any sign of smoke every day over the fire season. The cabin and the wooden lower climbing pegs have been removed for safety reasons. A replica cabin has been constructed on the ground to help visitors experience what a day in the life of a towerperson was like.
Lane Poole Falls is at its best in winter and early spring when the Canterbury River cascades 12 metres over the polished gravel rocks into the foaming pool below. A 5km return walk trail from the Boorara Tree leads to Lane Poole Falls, a popular destination for bird, wildflower and fungi enthusiasts. https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/boorara-gardner