Quick Read: Tree Hugging in Boranup Forest

British TV presenter, nature lover and walking enthusiast Julia Bradbury finds some enormously huggable trees in Boranup Forest.

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a tree hugger.  I’m always in awe of these beautiful living organisms that help keep the planet alive, so naturally Boranup Forest was a highlight for me. Our guide Gene took us along the stunning Cape to Cape 100km long walking trail, this ambitious walk traverses coastal clifftops and heathlands, deserted beaches, peppermint tree woodlands and of course the majestic Boranup forest. The Boranup forest is about 40km into the walk and home to a stunning collection of enormous Karri trees which are among some of the tallest growing trees in the world.  Gene is enthusiastic and passionate about the nature, wildlife and fauna of Western Australia, which is typical of all the guides and people we met on the trip.  The scale and abundance of beautiful landscapes, natural landmarks and exciting wildlife are an outdoor-lover’s heaven. And yes, I did hug a huge Karri tree and I recommend it.

Boranup Forest, Western Australia

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