About this place
This heritage Rest Point Saw Pit was dug between 1860 and 1865 and is in heritage condition.
There were many of these saw pits used in the early days by the settlers. The lumber was positioned to be sawed with a long two-handled saw by two men, one man standing above the timber and the other below.
The sawn planks were used in the construction of houses in the area. A sawyer was a person who cut wood for a job. Sawyers were at one time important members of the rural community, because many implements, as well as buildings, were made of wood. 'Bottom sawyers' was the term used for the man in the pit and 'top sawyer' was the name for the man balancing on the top of the log.
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!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Rest Point Saw Pit.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Walpole-Nornalup National Park.