About this place
Red Gum Spring was named after the natural water source that once existed here and the red gums (marri) that are found in the area.
Red Gum Pass Road was established in the 1890s when sandalwood carters took their wagons through Red Gum Pass to Albany, to export the fragrant sandalwood to China. Red Gum Spring was used as a water source and resting place for the men and horses.
Unfortunately, Red Gum Spring no longer flows, but it is still a peaceful place to stop and enjoy a picnic and enjoy a short walk through open wandoo woodland to the top of a small rise nearby.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Red Gum Spring is a picnic area with a barbecue and two tables.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Red Gum Spring.
We recognise and acknowledge Goreng and Menang people as the traditional owners of Stirling Range National Park.