Greenough River Nature Trail
This 17 kilometre loop walk is flat and offers a mix of coastal vegetation and beautiful river views. Allow at least four hours and take plenty of water to do this one. There is signage showing maps of the route at various points. Mountain bikes are permitted but be warned it’s a sandy track used by 4WDs.
About the Trail
The Greenough River meets the sea (often blocked by a sandbar) at Cape Burney, 10km south of Geraldton. The river meanders through a mix of rich wheatfarms, remnant bushland, coastal vegetation and dunes. This day walk includes all this variety, plus numerous wildflowers in spring. The varied habitats ensure there is a wide variety of birds about. The dune and riverbank areas are havens for small birds such as wrens and honeyeaters. Pelicans, egrets, ducks and cormerants are often seen feeding in the river and estuary areas.
The walk from the mouth of the River to Rudd's Gully is about three and a half kilometres.If you fancy a dip in the river after your long walk, Devlin Pool is just a short walk past the gully.
If doing the whole loop, allow plenty of time for its 17km length. Spring is a good time to do this walk. In summer wear a hat, lots of water, your bathers and a picnic.