Depot Hill Firing Range Trail, Mingenew
An easy walk of 1.4 km return on a wide firm sandy track, with only a slight incline. Expect to see a variety of birdlife and stunning wildflowers in spring.
About the Trail
This short 1.4 km trail is extremely popular during spring, when the wildflowers are stunning. Expect to see carpets of everlastings, a variety of flowering shrubs and stunning orchids.
Located 20 minutes from Mingenew or 4 hours north of Perth, most people will manage this trail with ease. The wide firm sandy track is easy to follow and there are seats placed along the trail at a couple of places.
At the end of the trail there is an old firing range trench that was built by hand in the 1940s. There are signs at the start and end of the trail, explaining how the site was utilized during WWII.
Birdlife is prolific in the reserve and the tall gums that grow along the nearby Irwin River provide valuable nesting sites for parrots and cockatoos.
Allow one hour for this walk, or longer if you are going to look for specific wildflowers and orchids