The focal point of Mount Lindesay National Park is the granite outcrop, home to threatened ecological communities. Some of the plants here are found nowhere else in the world!
A place like no other
Threatened ecological communities occur where the plants that occur in few places are isolated and are very vulnerable to threatening processes. Such threats can include climate change, recreation and dieback.
Scientists have examined plants across many regions and established that the jarrah scrub, mallee heath, scrub and herbs that grow in and around the granite outcrops at Mount Lindesay are distinct from other areas.
Year round wildflowers
A fringe of jarrah and marri around the base of Mount Lindesay gives way to scrub growing on the shallow soil deposits gathered on the granite rock. This range of soils enables a range of magnificent wildflowers to grow. They are at their best in late spring however you are sure to find some plants in bloom at all times of the year.
A focal point for the district
Mount Lindesay has been a dominant landmark for Europeans since their first visit in 1829 in a party led by Dr Thomas Braidwood Wilson. Upon reaching the summit, he saw the highest peaks in the surrounding district. He named the peaks Mount Roe, Mount Mitchell and Mount Frankland after the Surveyor Generals of Australia.