Lane Poole Falls

1 h 30 min to 2 h

45 min to 1 h 15 min

4.9 km

↑ 119 m
↓ -119 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Boorara Tree car park off Boorara Road, Boorara-Gardner National Park, this walk takes you to Lane Poole Falls and back via the Lane Poole Falls Walk Trail. The first thing you notice when you arrive in the car park is the giant Boorara Tree, one of the last lookout trees pegged in the Southern Forests. There is a replica cabin of the original lookout tower on the grounds of the picnic area, as well as toilet facilities and picnic benches. The trailhead for the walk is really close to the cabin. The walk follows an old firebreak, passing through majestic stands of karri and marri forest that are full of wildflowers in spring. Interpretive signs along the way display interesting details about these magnificent trees and the local environment. The path is fairly flat for much of its distance, with a gentle downhill gradient before a steep descent to the falls. There are no trail markers, but the trail is fairly easy to follow. Some distance into the trail is a forest lookout that also serves as a rest stop and shelter. From the lookout, the gradient increases in steepness, eventually featuring a metal handrail that has been installed to assist with balance. Upon reaching the end of the descent, you'll be rewarded with a lovely wooden platform overlooking Lane Poole Falls. If you visit after heavy rains, the falls thunder noisily into the creek bed, in stark contrast to the peacefulness of the surrounding forest. The falls dwindle to just a trickle in the dryness of summer, but you can still enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this hidden valley with its towering river banksias. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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