The Tree-in-the-Rock picnic area, set among the karri trees, almost has the feel of a cathedral, with the towering karris providing the domed roof.
- Sites:Forests, Woodland & Bushland,Picnic Areas
- Feature:Picnic Table,Entry Station,Toilet,Info Shelter,Barbecue,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
- Activity:Bush Walking
The Tree-In-The-Rock, after which the site has been named, is just 100 metres along a shaded walk. Extending its roots down through a crevice, this mature karri clings to existence on a granite boulder. Karri and marri are the most dominant trees in this area, while karri hazel, karri wattle and tassel bush form part of the understorey. Australian Bluebell can be recognised by its small bell-like mauve flowers from October to February.
Bolganup Heritage Trail
A short, easy and entertaining loop walk through karri forest and crossing a small creek.
Distance: 600m loop Trail classification: Class 2 Time: 30 minutes
Devil’s Slide Trail
Climbing to the highest peak in the Porongurup Range, the Devil's Slide Trail has magnificent views across the park, north to the Stirling Range and south to the ocean from the summit. Marabup Rock is a further two kilometres return along the trail. Allow extra time.
Follow Wansbrough Walk for 1.6 km, then turn to the right. The trail can be linked to the Nancy Peak Walk for a full day excursion across the top of the range.
Distance: 5km Trail classification: Class 4 Time: 1-3 hours
For more information visit TrailsWA.
A steep walk to Hayward Peak and back from the picnic area.
Distance: 3km Trail classification: Class 4 Time: 2 hours return
Nancy Peak Walk
This circuit trail leads up and over Hayward Peak, Nancy Peak and Morgan's View and back down the Wansbrough Walk. It can also be completed in the opposite direction with a more gentle start or linked to the Devil's Slide Trail for a longer day on top of the range.
Distance: 5.5km Trail classification: Class 4 Time: 2-3 hours return
This delightful walk through karri forest rises gradually up the valley between Nancy Peak and Devils Slide. It continues more steeply downhill to the park's southern boundary where it becomes a road that connects with Millinup Road. Some visitors leave a second vehicle at the southern end of the pathway and start at Tree-in-a-Rock.
Distance: 4km one way, 8 km return Trail classification: Class 4 Time: 2-3 hours return
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au