Bolganup Heritage Trail
  • Length: .6km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tree-in-the-Rock Day Use Area

  • End: Tree-in-the-Rock Day Use Area

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  • Location: Porongurup National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 386km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -34.67537048

  • Longitude: 117.8710292

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Drinking Water

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Bolganup Heritage Trail is a .6km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Porongurup National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

A short and easy 600 metre loop trail beneath the towering Karri trees to Bolganup Creek and return back to Tree-in-the-Rock Picnic Area. A great option for all the family.

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. 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. The Porongurup Ranges were devastated by fire in 2007 and in the years since the flora of the region has shown its resilience in its fight to return to its former glory. It is a well-known fact that in the years following a fire, wildflowers and orchids in particular flower profusely.  The Eucalyptus trees re-shoot and the moss and grasses start to grow again.   This part of the Porongurup Ranges is a beautiful spot to simply sit back and enjoy nature and watch as this place continues to flourish post-fire. From the Tree-in-the-Rock Picnic Area there are several walk trails to choose from, short 30 minute walks to more experienced bushwalks which take over five hours.  

Notes

Start Point: Tree-in-the-Rock Day Use Area

End Point: Tree-in-the-Rock Day Use Area

Region: Porongurup National Park, South West


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.