A new plan has been drafted which proposes major upgrades to the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and Boranup Forest, including a multi-million dollar refurbishment of carparks, additional walkways and a tree-top walk.
The proposal has been put together by the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, in response to the Calgardup fire of December 2021, which had devastating effects on Boranup Forest’s flora and fauna.
The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is on Wadandi Boodja, extending between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin over a total of 19,000 hectares. The region boasts 7239 plant species, most of which are unique to the area.
The upgrades are intended to improve visitor experiences in the national park as well as to manage the impact of increasing tourism in the area, with over 4 million visitors to the park just last year.
The Cape to Cape track is also within the park, with upgrades to the popular track also recommended within the proposal.
More to come.