The National Trust advocates a holistic approach to heritage and recognises the cultural heritage values inherent in natural landscapes.

We manage a portfolio of 64 places around Western Australia that contain areas of bushland. These includes:

  • 53 hectares of remnant bush and a granite outcrop at Avondale Farm in Beverley (WA’s Wheatbelt)
  • 9.56 hectares of covenanted bushland at Jarrahdale adjacent to the Jarrahdale Heritage Park
  • 1,371 hectares of Eucalypt woodland surrounding two granite outcrops at Karalee Rocks (the eastern edge of WA’s Wheatbelt)
  • remnant vegetation at Strawberry Hill / Barmup listed on the Aboriginal Heritage Sites Register and the Register of Heritage Places.

Cultural landscapes are crucial when considering the heritage values of a place and create context for sites, including:

  • Wonnerup House sitting between RAMSAR listed wetlands and unique remnant Tuart forest in Wonnerup near Busselton
  • Old Blythewood overlooking Meelon (the Murray River) near Pinjarra
  • Woodbridge, Peninsula Farm and Gallop House overlooking Derbal Yerrigan (the Swan River) in Guildford, Maylands and Dalkeith.


Image credit: Connor Davies & Emma Street


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