Karragarup Nature Reserve & Cook’s Point

Karragarup Nature Reserve & Cook’s Point
Karrargup, translated as Place of Crabs by the Wardandi people, is a small peninsula nature reserve overlooking the Leschenault Estuary.

Sheok trees grace the length of this shoreline and along the Swan Coastal Plain. The Wardandi call them Kwella trees or the tree of names, as they are said to hold the voices of all those (people) gone before. They are like a repository of collective spirit.

The reserve has an informal kayak launching area and several access points for the Leschenault Estuary. To the east is the Eaton – Australind Heritage Trail, including the paperbark scenic walk.

It also forms part of the Kalgulup Region Park.


Europeans named the very tip of Karragarup Nature Reserve, Cook’s Point, after the pioneering Rodgers family of nearby Cook’s Park Farm. The story told is that sons of the Rodgers family were required to learn to cook before they were old enough to join their father with farm duties, hence the name Cook’s Point.



  • Dog friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Car park
  • Free parking

Karragarup Nature Reserve & Cook’s Point

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