Bush walking or hiking is an all year round activity. In July/August the rivers and waterfalls are at their peak. In spring the wildflowers bring colour and excitement to the undergrowth. Wildlife can be observed all year around.
The sites below are in addition to the many bushwalks within State Forest. Check out Parks and Wildlife for spectacular climbs such as Mt Chudalup and Gloucester Tree and walking loops around some of the Shire's fabulous coastline and waterways.
Allambie Park - Manjimup
Manjimup’s Allambie Park is maintained as parkland with large trees and low undergrowth and is a Class A Reserve, set aside for the protection of flora. Class A Reserves have restrictions on development and clearing.
Whether it is a leisurely stroll or a jog, this area is a great way to connect with nature, within the town site. All of Allambie Park is a designated dog exercise area where you can let your dog off the lead, provided you abide by the guidelines.
Bibbulmun Track - Manjimup, Northcliffe, Pemberton, Walpole
Deanmill Tramway - Manjimup
Mottram Street Reserve - Manjimup
Northcliffe Forest Park - Northcliffe
This delightful forest park is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the beauty of a karri forest. Access is less than twenty metres from the main street in Northcliffe, behind the co-location building hosting the Northcliffe Visitor Centre, Northcliffe Library, Community Resource Centre and Painted Tree Gallery. There are marked walk tracks to explore with barbecue and picnic sites for a lunch spot or rest. The Gardner River flows through the Forest Park, adding to the mystique of the forest.
Pemberton Forest Park & Pool - Pemberton
The Pemberton Forest Park, an area of approximately 120 hectares, is located immediately west of the Pemberton Township. Located within the Forest Park is one of Western Australia's most picturesque freshwater swimming pools, the Pemberton Swimming Pool. The pool has entered the State Register of Heritage Places. Formed by damming a natural watercourse within a forest setting, the pool has been used by locals and tourists going back to the 1930s.
Walpole Horseyard Hill Trail - Walpole
This 2km loop walk departs from the Walpole Visitor Centre. It is a leisurely walk through the forest with interpretive features illustrated by two local artists. Walpole's Pioneer Park is adjacent to this trail with picnic and toilet facilities.