Feature National Park – Wooditjup National Park (formerly Bramley)

Surrounding the popular South West town of Margaret River, Wooditjup National Park provides visitors with stunning forest areas as well as a plethora of ways to enjoy the natural environment. The national park is home to a number of native species including western ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus occidentalis), brush- tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), quenda (Isoodon obesulus) and the endemic Margaret River hairy marron. It also provides vital habitat for Baudin’s, Carnaby’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos.

Wooditjup National Park. Photo RAC

Wooditjup National Park is ablaze with colour in spring when wildflowers carpet the landscape, and there is a rich Aboriginal history to discover. One of the best things about this national park is the choice of ways to explore it – whether on two wheels on one of the mountain bike trails or on foot on the 26 kilometres of walking trails.

There is a walk trail, which begins at the Rotary Park, and the 10 Mile Brook Cycle/ Walk Trail that is a pleasant moderately easy walk of about 4 hours (15 kms).  The park is also now catering to mountain bike riders who are looking for a thrilling adventure in one of the region’s beautiful national parks.

Wooditjup National Park Mountain Bike Trails. Photo Glenn Wilmott

Wooditjup (pronounced wood-it-jup) was formally adopted as the new name for the Bramley National Park in January 2018 after consultation with traditional owners.

Park map here.

(Article Source: https://library.dbca.wa.gov.au/static/FullTextFiles/080052-32.01.001.pdf)