是否为了健身, mindfulness or simply enjoying the outdoors, exploring our Banksia Woodland reserve is always a welcome escape.
默多克大学所在的土地, Beeliar Regional Park and the Banksia Woodland 储备 sit were first used by the Nyoongar Whadjuk people to move between the region’s freshwater lakes and wetlands. Here they hunted and gathered a huge diversity of plants and animals to be used for food, medicine, shelter, tools and utensils.
More recently, much of this region was used for grazing horses, cattle and sheep. The Banksia Woodland is unique in the area because it was logged for native timber (jarrah and marri), 用来放牧, but it was never part of the pine plantations. This means the reserve has retained much of its precious soil structure and native plant diversity.
今天, the various conservation activities done by Murdoch University, Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group (MERG) and other volunteers lets you experience this special woodland. See if you can spot the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Forest 红尾黑凤头鹦鹉, long neck turtles and the elusive Southern Brown Bandicoot, 或者探索时的quenda.
Access the Banksia Woodland at campus entrance G, off Farrington Road. An informal parking area is available off Campus Drive adjacent to the Kennedy Baptist College, but please do not park in the College’s grounds or on vegetation.
If you’re visiting on the weekend, there is free parking in car park 7 within the University. 如果你在这里停车, we recommend you allow a little extra time to walk to the entrance, as it puts you at the opposite end of Banksia Woodland 储备.
All trails are suitable for even beginner fitness levels, with the longest at 1.2km, so explore all three and find your favourite to come back regularly.
In the language of the local Noongar people, 库鲁指的是本土紫藤, Hardenbergia comptoniana. The Koorloo走小路 is the longest of the three trails in the Banksia Woodland at 1.2km, circumnavigating the entire Banksia Woodland and 展示物种多样性.
The Poolgarla走小路 is 1km in length, with interpretive signage linking the six Nyoongar seasons to the flora. Enjoy the current seasonal blooms and discover the Nyoongar uses for them.