Northcliffe is your gateway to some of Western Australia’s oldest and most majestic tall-timber forests, where how you choose to explore them is part of the adventure. Take a scenic drive, hit the four wheel drive tracks to the coast, walk among the treetops in the Valley of the Giants, or trek one of the world’s greatest long distance trails – the Bibbulmun Track.
This quaint rural town lies deep in karri tree country, just over four hours by car from Perth, and 30 minutes south of Pemberton. To take in all the South West’s natural beauty one step at a time, you can follow the Bibbulmun Track that stretches almost 1,000 kilometres from Kalamunda in Perth to Albany on the south coast. It passes directly through Northcliffe, making it an ideal place to begin sectional walks.
Get behind the wheel and drive 30 kilometres northeast of Northcliffe into Shannon National Park. Here, you can experience the famed Great Forest Trees Drive, leading you through spectacular old growth forests of karri – one of the world’s tallest hardwood trees – to a network of short and challenging forest walks.
30 minutes’ drive south of Northcliffe lies D’Entrecasteaux National Park. Renowned worldwide for its unusual botanical and geological features, the park is blessed with 131 kilometres of sweeping sandy beaches, perfect for camping, fishing, surfing and four wheel drive adventures.
You’re also just one and a half hours away from some of the best treetop views in the world. The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, near Walpole, is the first sky-high walkway of its kind that takes you 40 metres above the forest floor into the canopy of 400 year old tingle tree giants.
With all that fresh air and tranquillity among the trees, you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep in Northcliffe. Take your pick from hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, farm stays, self-contained chalets and caravan parks.