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Boorara Tree recreation area, 18km south-east of Northcliffe, which is 350km (4 hours 10 mins) south of Perth
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Lane Poole Falls
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About Lane Poole Falls Walk Trail, Northcliffe
The Lane Poole Falls Walk Trail starts at the Boorara Tree day use recreation site about 18km south-east of Northcliffe. Follow the signs off Boorara Road to the tree, which, until 1977, was a fire lookout tower. The Boorara tree, which has had its cabin removed, is surrounded by a shady picnic area. Here you'll find the start of a 5km track to the misty veil of Lane Poole Falls on the Cantebury River.
The trail was once a firebreak, designed to bring a raging wildfire to a sudden halt. These days all it will stop is you as you pause to admire the tall karri trees keeping quiet sentinel over the creepers, vines and mosses, scrambling across the dense forest floor.
In spring, the awakening wild flowers peep over the blanket of undergrowth. As you near the falls, the track descends steeply, before you emerge to see the fast flowing water tumbling over a granite wall to a pool, 12 metres below.
Granite outcrops along the trail support a rich diversity of fragile plants. Take a rest at the lookout shelter near the falls and enjoy the sounds of the forest.In summer the flow may be reduced to a trickle but you can still soak up the unspoilt atmosphere of this hidden valley with its towering river banksias.
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Time / Duration
1.5 hours return
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsTake plenty of water for the hike.
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
All year round
No fees apply
Drive or bus to Northcliffe then drive from Northcliffe to the Boorara Tree.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Lane Pool FallsFifteen metres wide, fifteen metre drop over an ancient boulder of granite, Lane Poole Falls is one of the most rewarding sites after walking the two and a half kilometres from the car park.
Boorara TreeBoorara tree is an old lookout tree. A replica cabin with interpretation is at the base.
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