Boranup, Western Australia

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Boranup Forest

Boranup, in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, is the site of a large coastal dune blow out known as the "Boranup sand patch" as part of the Boranup beach, [1] and the site of a former M. C. Davies timber company mill. [2] The sand patch area and sand blows affected the alignment of the Busselton to Flinders Bay railway.

It is a karri forest remnant area [3] in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, as well as a Western Australian State Forest area. [4] [5]

Boranup Forest contains many limestone karst caves, including Nannup Cave and Dingo Cave.

The Boranup area includes private property, a cafe and a gallery, a maze and a scenic drive.

See also

Notes

  1. "WA Beach 0643". Beachsafe. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. "Vasse News". The West Australian . Perth: National Library of Australia. 15 December 1891. p. 3. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  3. Mills, Jenny Boranup forest: old growth or regrowth?. In National Conference on Australian Forest History. Australia' s Ever/ Changing Forests. Proceedings. (112)-120.
  4. Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and Boranup State Forest no. 45. Visitor survey, January–March 1986 : supplementary paper no. 1 / [Department of Conservation and Land Management] Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park : draft management plan : supplementary papers.
  5. Boranup State Forest working plan, 1976- 80, [The Dept.], 1976, retrieved 26 September 2016


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