Frankland River Paddle,  Nornalup


A wonderful secluded paddle along quiet forested river in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.  Deep water and easy navigation make this a suitable paddle for the family.

Frankland River

Ten kilometres of secluded forested river are the highlight.

Photo Credit: Andrew Maffett

About the Trail

The Frankland River, the river of perfect reflections, flows through forest into the spectacular Walpole-Nornalup National Park.  Paddle upstream from the Nornalup town jetty, located just upstream from the bridge.  The river is deep and easy to follow with no hazards and little other boat traffic. The trail marked on the map is 6.5km making a round trip of 13km.

Alternatively, you can head downstream from Nornalup. The river is shallower and the terrain more open.  You can easily get to the Inlet and then across to Walpole township - a distance of about 10km.

The Walpole and Nornalup inlets lie about 450 kilometres south of Perth on WA’s south coast, about 120 kilometres west of Albany and 120 kilometres south-east of Manjimup. The town of Walpole is adjacent to the Walpole Inlet, providing access to the marine park.

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