Between the Ranges
  • Clock icon Approximately 6 hours
  • Unsealed Roads Icon Some unsealed roads
  • Bitumen Roads Icon Some bitumen roads
  • Bitumen Roads Icon Cafe / Shop on journey
  • Start Location Icon Start: Pwakkenbak / Mt Barker Lookout

Between the Ranges

Beginning from the high point of Pwakkenbak (Mt Barker’s Tower Hill) this journey takes you to some of the lesser known spots in the Kalgan River valley between Koi-Kyeneruff (Stirling Ranges) and Borongur (Porongorup Ranges) – two of south-western Australia’s most iconic areas.

This is one of Western Australia’s most biodiverse regions, which also has a long history of agriculture on the richer soils of Borongur and next to the Kalgan River.

Early farming systems caused unnecessary damage to the landscape and its biodiversity. The community led response is a remarkably successful landcare effort. Along the river, most remaining habitats are now being protected, and in some areas restored. One benefit of this landcare work is significant improvements in the health of Oyster Harbour, where the river enters the ocean.

This route will share some of the stories of the landcare leaders driving these changes.

Another unique initiative you’ll visit on this route is the Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve, a community-owned and managed conservation reserve that is open to interested members of the public.

This reserve plays a vitally important role in the Ranges Link conservation program, a community-based effort to re-connect the bush of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, as part of the broader Gondwana Link effort.

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