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Lake Nunijup

Nunijup is said to mean “place of many snakes” – a descriptive name back when this was a special meeting place for the Kaneang people of the Noongar nation.

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Lake Poorrarecup

Lakes, wetlands and rivers are a window into the health of the broader landscape, and Lake Poorrarecup is no exception, it has seen many changes in fortune over the past century.

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Pwakkenbak / Mt Barker Lookout

At 404m above sea level, this lookout provides a commanding view over the entire region, including both the Stirling and Porongurup mountain ranges.

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Porongurup Road

Porongurup Rd takes you to the base of the spectacular and ancient Porongurup Range, which is mostly protected in a National Park, also with beautiful views of the Stirling Range.

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Sukey Hill lookout

From Sukey Hill you’ll find a spectacular view of the western end of Koi-Kyeunu-ruff (or the Stirling Ranges). But the hill itself is actually a remnant of the original, ancient mountain range.

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Balijup Farm and Fauna Sanctuary

Balijup Farm has been farmed by the Hordacre family since 1923.

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Castle Rock and Walitj Meil trail

The Castle Rock Granite Skywalk and ground level Walitj Meil walk trail are in the Porongurup National Park.

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Chester Pass Rd viewpoint

This is just a small gravel roadside stop with views of Koi-Kyenuruff (Stirling Ranges) and across farmland.

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Lake Ewlyamartup

Located 18km east of Katanning on the Nyabing Rd is a treasured recreation site for the local community, as well as a haven for birds.

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Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve

Nestled between the Porongurups and Stirling Ranges, Twin Creeks is a community owned conservation reserve - purchased and managed by the Friends of the Porongurup Range.

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Twonkup

Known to the Noongar community as Dwangup, this is a very significant cultural site and a registered Aboriginal heritage site.

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Warrenup Reserve and Kenny's Tank

Within a beautiful stand of mature wandoo woodland is the Warrenup wetland, within the Warrenup Reserve. Kenny’s Tank is an old well next to the wetland that is just a short walk off the road.

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Woogenellup Road - West

This drive from Pwakkenbak and Mt Barker takes you out into some very scenic farm land, with the Stirling Ranges as your ever-present backdrop.

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Woogenellup Rd - North

This scenic drive option takes you off the bitumen onto a good quality gravel road that takes you up close to the southern side of the Stirling Ranges.

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Lake Bryde

Lake Bryde is a rarity - an ephemeral wetland in the Wheatbelt that has not turned saline. It also hosts some rare plant communities.

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Holland Rocks

This is a remarkable place to witness the effect on the landscape of natural forces and human intervention over time.

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Pink Lake

Small but picturesque pink lake next to the road - there's nowhere to stop so admire it as you drive past on Great Southern Highway.

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Chinocup Lake System

The Chinocup Lake system is at the tail end of an ancient Amazon scale river system that once flowed through the Wheatbelt.

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Nowanup

Nowanup is a special place. A centrepiece of ecological restoration in the Gondwana Link, it is also a centre for the Noongar community for healing country and healing people.

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Boxwood Hill crossroad

The intersection on South Coast Highway that leads to the Fitz-Stirling area.

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Boxwood Hill - Ongerup Road

This first stretch of road will take you into the heart of one of Australia’s most important ecological restoration areas.

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Chingarrup Creek Crossing

All the brooks and creeks in this area are tributaries of the Pallinup River, the largest river system on the South Coast.

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Chingarrup Sanctuary

Just to the north of Chingarrup Creek is Chingarrup Sanctuary the very first property purchased for ecological restoration as part of the Gondwana Link program, back in 2002.

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Corackerup Creek Crossing

Like nearby Chingarrup Creek, Corackerup Creek is also deeply incised into the surrounding landscape, and is part of a substantial sub-catchment of the Pallinup River.

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Carbon Neutral restoration site

This property was purchased and replanted for ‘Carbon sequestration, biodiversity and habitat restoration.’

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Norman's Road

The pullover area adjoins the now privately-owned conservation property that was initially restored by Carbon Neutral. The Corackerup Nature Reserve is over the road.

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Myrtle Benn Reserve

Many vegetation types, wildflowers and orchids to find here - with signposted walk trails to guide you.

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Farrar Reserve

Open woodland makes it easy to wander through this reserve in search of wildflowers and orchids.

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Wingedyne Nature Reserve

Diverse ecosystems abound in this healthy nature reserve.

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Lake Queerearrup

Queerearup lake has significant historical value for Woodanilling and was once a centre of recreation for the local community.

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Twonkwillingup - Police Pools Reserve

Twonkwillingup was an important meeting place for Noongar people and is now a chain of wetlands - a haven for birds.

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Cranbrook Wildflower Walk

Take this 1.7km walk through predominantly wandoo woodland in spring and be rewarded by many beautiful flowers and a number of spectacular orchids.

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Boot Rock Reserve

Visit this small reserve just south of Broomehill in spring for wildflowers and orchids.

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Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre

Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre is a wonderful multi-purpose facility dedicated to Malleefowl conservation and to local community development.

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Ngowanjerindj Cultural Heritage Centre

Ngowanjerindj is the Goreng Noongar name for Gnowangerup and means place of Malleefowl. The Cultural Heritage Centre is run by the Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation and opened in 2013.

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Gondwana Link Sculpture

The Gondwana Link Sculpture is on Knights Rd, on the Twin Creek Conservation Reserve. It is part of a broader Genestreams Songlines Sculptures Project.

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Tootanellup

Tootanellup is a property near Rocky Gully purchased for conservation by Green Skills, to contribute to the Gondwana Link vision.

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