Ludlow Tuart Forest

Star 4.3 (160 Google reviews)

Sojourn off the highway just north of Busselton and take Tuart Drive, the tourist drive which loops through the last remaining tuart forest in the world. This is a magnificent ancient forest with 300 - 400-year-old trees standing on average 33m high, with girths of a massive 10m. Wide open vistas can be enjoyed, with scenes of massive trees, understorey of peppermint trees, wildflowers and large mobs of kangaroos. 

There are several sign posted walks in the forest and picnic spots to enjoy and contemplate the sights, smells and sounds of the forest. Night time in the forest is just as spectacular as this is when the animals get busy. A great location to watch life in the forest take place is the nocturnal possum walk. Hides along the trail allow you to spotlight for the endangered western ringtail possum, brush tailed possum, kangaroos and nocturnal birds of prey including tawny frogmouth owls.

The forest is bordered by the Wonnerup wetland which has an abundance of waterbirds, frogs and reptiles which contribute significantly to the food chain of the forest. Visit the wetland boardwalk and watch the birdlife against the backdrop of the forest.



Ludlow Tuart Forest

Higgins Rd, Capel WA 6271, Australia


Star 4.3 (160 Google reviews)
Lee Bateman 20 September 2023

Went off track abit to to break up the drive from Perth to Margaret River and take a coastal road to Busselton Jetty. The lillies in this park are amazing. Pity they are an invasive weed but they look spectacular

Glen Wildman 09 January 2019

Beautiful National Park. Huge Tuart Trees. One of a kind in the world. A number of Tuart forests stretch along this part.of the coast line. To the West is Ludlow North Road, to the East is the Bussell Highway. Follow Ludlow Road to the old mill toen of Ludlow and the Tourist drive. T w rrific drive and scenery. Just watch our for Kangaroos.

Hayley Rebecca 02 March 2019

Given it's history...It's got a lovely calm essence about it now...I just wish lazy pigs would stop dumping their rubbish in there.....ruins it in so many ways.

Vonda Hill 19 October 2022

Beautiful, just wish I remembered repellent the mozzies were relentless

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