Visitors passing through Boorabbin National Park en route between Perth and Kalgoorlie can marvel at the large and diverse eucalypt woodlands that defy the arid climate in which they thrive.
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Trees and wildflowers
Situated as it is on the Great Eastern Highway, Boorabbin National Park is a great place to experience the trees and wildflowers of the Great Western Woodlands.
Featherflowers and banksias
Showy wildflowers that can be seen from the highway include flame grevillea (Grevillea eriostachya), grass leaf hakea (Hakea multilineata) and Roe’s featherflower (Verticordia roei). The three semi-arid banksia species: swordfish banksia (Banksia elderiana), inland banksia (Banksia audax) and the rare Lullfitz’s banksia (Banksia lullfitzii) are all present in the shrubby areas.
The park takes its name from the former Boorabbin townsite, a settlement established in 1898 to provide water for steam locomotives going to and from the Goldfields. The town was named Boorabbin after the Aboriginal name of a rock on the edge of the park.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au