Barrabup & Workman's Pool!!
and Barrabup Pool are located in the St John Brook Conservation Park.
This Park is best known for the gently flowing St John Brook and its
picturesque river pools. The Park has a fascinating timber milling
history from early last century, which is this evident today.
waterways, valleys and hills of St John Brook Conservation Park
support many native animals including at least 38 bird
six reptiles, for amphibians, four fish and 11 mammals.
provides the ideal environment for the western minnow, night fish,
western pygmy perch and Swan River goby. Fallen trees provide shelter
for these fish and fringing shrubs provide shade. However, their
numbers are threatened by the introduced rainbow trout that prey upon
these small native fish.
Swamp peppermints fringe the pools and brook - their dense roots
stabilise the riverbanks and provide a moist environment for banjo and
moaning frogs. The leaves of the swamp peppermint give excellent
shelter for small birds such as the red-winged fairy wren and the
splendid blue wren.
Along the valley and riverbanks you will find open forest with marri
trees, river banksia and moonah.
abundant nectar in the marri flowers attract birds such as silvereyes,
brown honeyeaters and New Holland honeyeaters. The large fruits or
'honkey nuts' are good for ringneck parrots as well as
black cockatoos. You may find their discarded fruits on the forest
There is a rich aboriginal history in the area. Nyoongars
lived as hunter-gatherers enjoying rich bounty of food from the land
and waterways. St John Brook is believed to have been on the travel
route for Nyoongars as they moved from the coastal lowlands at the end
of the warmer months to the open woodlands inland as water spread
across coastal areas.
Please click HERE
for a detailed brochure with maps of the trails.
|Barrabup & Workman's
||Nannup is located 275km south of Perth. Barrabup and
Workman's Pool are situated 7km north west of Nannup along Mowen Rd.
||Follow the Old Timberline Trail, in all this is a 40km
||Barrabup Pool has wheelchair access.
||Picnic tables available.
||Parking is available.
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Please see below for an interactive map:
& Workman's Pool in a larger map
(long distance bush walking trail)
as well as the
Munda Biddi Trail
(long distance mountain-biking)
pass through this region of unparalleled beauty.
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