Nannup day trips.
Northcliffe – Windy Harbour Drive.
A scenic drive south of Nannup, through old growth forest to remote beaches,
Turn left into the Vasse Highway towards Pemberton. There are two routes to Northcliffe right into the Old Vasse Road (gravel road), through the Warren National Park. On the right 15 Bicentenial Tree (a fire lookout tree, no longer in use but you can climb t). The is an undercover picnic area and walk trail. Turn right into the Vasse Highway and head towards Northcliffe.
Just near the turnoff is the King Trout Farm. You can catch your own trout and have It cooked for you. If that is too hard, you can dine off the menu. They sell great trout pate.
The alternate route to Northcliffe follows sealed roads. From Nannup turn left into the Vasse Highway towards Pemberton and turn right to Northcliffe at the T Junction near Pemberton.
Call into the Museum where they have an interesting rock collection. Ask for directions to the Muirillup Rock walk.
Take time to discover the Northcliffe Sculpture Walk. Located at the Visitor Centre class attraction features regional, National and International artists. Allow an hour to fully appreciate this experience.
The Forest Park Drive is well worth the visit. The drive loops around to return back to town, well sign-posted and great for walks in the spring. Don’t miss the Hollow Butt and giant twin karri, 50 metres from the fire look-out tree.
The Boorara Tree and Lane-Poole Falls are both interesting sites. It is a 5 kilometre return walk to visit the 12 metre sluice-like falls. To reach there the walk takes you through thick virgin bush. It is advisable not to leave the track. This is an amazing place to visit in Spring.
Climb Mt Chudalup, 6 Kilometres south of Northcliffe. It is a 190-metre granite dome, which is amongst the Karri trees forest with unique rock flora. It is an excellent area for general rambles.
Follow the Wheatley Coast Road south to Windy Harbour 27 km from Northcliffe. It is a small holiday and fishing settlement with good snorkelling, launching ramps, fishing (mainly boat) some beach and rock, no store and no petrol. It is a very popular spot in the summer.
You may wish to drive to Salmon Beach. It is a gravel road but suitable for 2 wheel drive. There are fabulous paths along the escarpment with decking overlooking the ocean offering panoramic views of the ocean. You may even catch a glimpse of migrating whales. Here you will find barbecue and toilet facilities and can enjoy that much deserved leisurely stroll along the sandy beach paddling in the Southern Ocean.
Before leaving the area though stop at the Cascades. This is a great place to explore or picnic. Have your fishing line handy for that big trout! Barbecue facilities are well set up. Make time to follow the wonderful bush trails. This is a full day trip.