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Boorara Tree and Lane Poole Falls

You can explore a replica fire lookout cabin or follow the 5km return walk trail to Lane Poole Falls.

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  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Waterfalls
  • Feature:Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Description

The Boorara Tree was once part of a network of 18 fire lookout towers throughout the southern forests. There were eight trees like the Boorara Tree and 10 other lookouts constructed or built on high points in the landscape. It was pegged in 1952 and a cabin built at the top. On most days during the fire season, the towerperson climbed up to the cabin, keeping a watchful eye over the forest for any sign of smoke.

Eventually, the upper truck weakened and became too unstable so the cabin was removed. A replica cabin was built on ground and you can explore this and imagine what it was like to be a towerperson.

There is a 5km return walktrail here which takes you to Lane Poole Falls. In winter, the Canterbury River cascades 12m over the smooth granite rock to the foaming pools below.

Boorara tree is a day use recreation site incorporating walks to the Lane Poole Falls. Boorara tree is an old fire lookout tree. There is replica fire lookout cabin and interpretation nearby. A natural gravel walk trail meanders down through the bush to a lookout at Lane Poole Falls (2.4km one way Class 4). - See more at: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/boorara-tree-and-lane-poole-falls#sthash.e1in781I.dpuf
Boorara tree is a day use recreation site incorporating walks to the Lane Poole Falls. Boorara tree is an old fire lookout tree. There is replica fire lookout cabin and interpretation nearby. A natural gravel walk trail meanders down through the bush to a lookout at Lane Poole Falls (2.4km one way Class 4). - See more at: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/boorara-tree-and-lane-poole-falls#sthash.e1in781I.dpufBoorara tree is a day use recreation site incorporating walks to the Lane Poole Falls. Boorara tree is an old fire lookout tree. There is replica fire lookout cabin and interpretation nearby. A natural gravel walk trail meanders down through the bush to a lookout at Lane Poole Falls (2.4km one way Class 4).

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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