About this place
The Wellington Discovery Forest incorporates self-guided walk trails through the forest and information that gives an insight into jarrah forest ecology and past management of the forest. It also features an extensive taxidermy display which is open to the public at selected times during the school holidays.
Nearer to Nature Schools – South West Region
Nearer to Nature Schools programs are also run out of the Wellington Discovery Forest education centre, offering schools, teachers, students and their communities a variety of educational programs and resources designed to foster awareness, appreciation and understanding of the natural environment, fire management, conservation and traditional Aboriginal culture.
A range of guided walks and information sessions can also be arranged for non-school groups by contacting Nearer to Nature South West on 9725 4300.
April School Holidays at Wellington Discovery Forest
The Nearer to Nature team from the Parks and Wildlife Service has lined up some exciting activities for the whole family this upcoming April school holidays at the Wellington Discovery Forest, a short drive from Gnomesville and Wellington National Park. Come check out the interpretative centre which will be open on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th April with free engaging activities for all.
Have a look at the workshops being provided in conjunction with local experts including getting up close and personal with our scaly friends at the SW Reptile Encounter, take a closer look at the Creepy Crawlies that call the jarrah forest their home, explore, observe and record the wonders of the Discovery Forest in the Nature Journalling for Kids activity, learn about and meet one of the most beautiful birds at our Cockatoo Crusaders workshop, enjoy a night under the stars, sharing, listening and learning about the night sky from local traditional owners and members of the SW Astronomy Society at our Starry Skies activity, learn and practice some very important Bush Survival Skills with Survive It SW! or, gently immerse yourself into the forest with Forest Meditation led by Joy Trails.
Discover more with the April School Holidays calendar.
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 Wellington Discovery Forest Centre.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Wellington National Park.