Western Australia

New name for Bramley National Park

Bramley National Park, in the heart of Margaret River, has been renamed to Wooditjup National Park to reflect the area’s significance to the Wadandi people.

Wooditjup (pronounced wood-it-jup) was formally adopted as the new name for the national park in late January 2018 after consultation with traditional owners and the South West Boojarah Working Party.

The park is home to stunning karri, marri and jarrah trees as well as a number of native species, including western ringtail possums, brush-tailed phascogales and quenda.

It is also popular with walkers and mountain bike riders, with plans underway to construct more mountain bike, walk and shared-use trails within the national park in 2018.

The name change is part of a wider policy of using national park names that are recommended by Aboriginal land custodians, where possible.

Source: WA Government