About this place
Soak up the stunning views of the Southern Ocean crashing against the shore from the top of the cliff at Tookulup.
Situated on a 100-metre-high limestone cliff, Tookulup is one of the lookouts along D’Entrecasteaux Drive and provides sensational views of the fury of the Southern Ocean. The platform is accessible by wheelchairs. It is also perfect for whale watching in season and you may be lucky enough to spot shoals of salmon and pods of dolphins pass by.
One of the best ways to experience the wildness of this coast is a walk along the towering cliffs. The Cliff Top Walk is an exciting walk winding its way along the cliff top, connecting Tookulup with Point D’Entrecasteaux. Here you can experience the winds roaring across the cliffs, while looking down at the churning Southern Ocean below.
- Distance: 1.3km one way
- Time: Allow 1 hour
- Class: 2-3 Moderately easy
A whale watching platform is set high on the limestone cliff, providing unbeatable views of the southern coastline. The best time for whale watching is September to June.
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 Tookulup.
We recognise and acknowledge Minang and Bibbulman people as the traditional owners of D'Entrecasteaux National Park.
There is evidence that Noongar people have lived in South-West Australia for over 47,000 years. The oldest archeological evidence at D’Entrecasteaux is dated at 6000 years, although this does not mean it wasn’t occupied early than this. Erosion of sand dunes within the park has revealed numerous stone artifacts, fish traps, quarry sites, mythological and burial sites. The majority of these are located around the Lake Jasper/ Meerup Dunes area, an area of particular archeological and cultural significance to the Noongar people. Artifacts have been found 10 metres below Lake Jasper’s current water levels, indicating a number of major campsites existed here when the lake was a prehistoric forest.
Wandjoo ngaalang kwoba/moorditj boodjar,
Nyoondool djinang ngaalang kwobidak Wardan, balyoongar, bilya, worl wer djinda kada werda ngaalang miya,
Ngaalang koort kalyakoorl nidja.
Welcome to our good/strong country,
You will see our beautiful sea, sand, rivers, sky, and stars across our place,
Our heart always here.