Lane Poole Reserve

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Lane Poole Reserve is part of the Murray River Valley that has been set aside as a reserve for conservation and recreation and is one of the most popular locations for nature-based adventure in our region.    Just 100 kilometres south of Perth, the Reserve covers nearly 55,000 hectares, ranging from the steeply forested valley slopes and rock-rimmed pools of the Murray River near the Darling Scarp to the more open, undulating Jarrah and Wandoo woodlands further east. Tall Blackbutt, Jarrah and Marri forest shades the river valley, and on either side of the river gravel roads lead to recreation areas easily accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicles.

 

just add water

Nearby Nanga Brook flows down a trout ladder and into the Murray River. The Murray is the largest river in the Darling Plateau undammed for water supply. Rapids, small waterfalls and deep still pools form along its course. In winter, it can be a raging torrent, popular for white-water rafting and in summer, a gently flowing stream to enjoy swimming, canoeing, or fishing.

TIMBER TOWN HERITAGE

In 1984, Lane Poole Reserve was declared to protect the conservation and recreation values of the northern jarrah forest and the Murray River - the longest permanent river in the Jarrah forest. It was named after C.E. Lane Poole, Western Australia's first Conservator of Forests and a devoted conservationist.

Popular camping spots include the site of the old Jarrah Mill at Nanga, burnt in the Dwellingup fires of 1961, and now sheltered by a grove of tall pines; sentinels of a timber industry long since passed.

 
 

space for kids to run wild

Remember the freedom of being a kid? Bush camping by the river,  jumping in from a tree stump and clambering over boulders and rocks for hours, exploring the riverbank and returning back to camp filthy.  It’s the joy of playing outdoors. Get out there amongst nature, disconnect all devices and re-connect as a family.  Your kids will love you for it!

 

just add water

Nearby Nanga Brook flows down a trout ladder and into the Murray River. The Murray is the largest river in the Darling Plateau undammed for water supply. The river forms rapids, small waterfalls and deep still pools along its course. In winter, it can be a raging torrent, popular for white-water rafting, and in summer, a gently flowing stream to enjoy swimming, canoeing, or fishing.

 

TIMBER TOWN HERITAGE

Lane Poole Reserve was declared in 1984 to protect the conservation and recreation values of the northern jarrah forest and the Murray River - the longest permanent river in the Jarrah forest. It was named after C.E. Lane Poole, Western Australia's first Conservator of Forests and a devoted conservationist.

Popular camping spots include the site of the old Jarrah Mill at Nanga, burnt in the Dwellingup fires of 1961, and now sheltered by a grove of tall pines; sentinels of a timber industry long since passed.

 

space for kids to run wild

Remember the freedom of being a kid? Bush camping by the river,  jumping in from a tree stump and clambering over boulders and rocks for hours, exploring the riverbank and returning back to camp filthy.  It’s the joy of playing outdoors. Get out there amongst nature, disconnect all devices and re-connect as a family.  Your kids will love you for it!

Camping

Follow our guide to choose a site just right for any group size

Book your campsite

Walk Trails

The Bibbulmun Track plus beautiful half or full day bushwalks are yours to explore

Wander The Trails

Bike Trails

Over 50kms of purpose-built, single track trails provide challenges for riders of all skill levels.

Set Your Challenge

River Trails

From peaceful paddling to heart racing rapids, the Murray River ebbs and flows with the seasons

Take Up Your Oars

Let's plan your visit

There's nothing like the advice of a trusted local to help you make the most of your well earned break;especially in a wilderness area.  Our team at the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre can point you in the right direction to ensure that your visit is safe and great fun.

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Where To Camp

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Trail Conditions

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Directions

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What to see

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Equipment Hire

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Staying Safe

CALL OF THE WILD

Approximately 500 species of native plants are protected in the reserve, which provide important habitat for threatened fauna species such as the quokka, noisy scrub-bird, woylie, chuditch and western ring-tailed possum.   Baundin’s, Carnaby and Red Tailed Black cockatoos also populate the Lane Poole Reserve – if you listen closely the Baudin’s Cockatoos make a ‘whicha whicha” sound when calling and the Red Tailed Black Cockatoo makes a ‘kaarack karrak waa waa’.
 

Enjoy a Park for all Seasons

Whenever you feel the need to disconnect with the rat race and reinvigorate your soul, there's an adventure waiting for you in Lane Poole Reserve.  Check out our stories to inspire your next escape.

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