Boorabbin Memorial

Rest Area Overnight - Western Australia


This free overnight rest area is a drive through layout.  It has toilets and covered picnic tables.  It does have some tracks heading off the sealed road that you can get yourself off the road further.

Memorial shelter, monument and garden commemorates three truckdrivers who perished in the Boorabbin bushfire of 2007. Located in the Boorabbin National Park about 100 kilometres east of Southern Cross, the memorial is a short walk from a rest area on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway.

Truck drivers Trevor Murley, Lewis Bedford, and Robert Taylor perished as they drove into the path of a bushfire on Great Eastern highway on 30 December 2007 after being allowed through a roadblock. Shortly after the fire, three white crosses were erected by the highway at the point where the men died. Three years later,  the Department of Environment and Conservation, in consultation with the families of the three men built a permanent memorial consisting of a granite monument and an information shelter. Behind the original white crosses on the highway, three permanent bronze plaques have been placed.

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