The Heritage Walk Trail, Pinjarra
A delightful walk all year round, The Heritage Trail takes you through the historic town of Pinjarra in the Peel Region of WA to admire its heritage buildings, down to the tree lined banks of the Murray River and the pedestrian suspension bridge. An easy 1.2 km walk taking approximately 1 hour.
About the Trail
The Heritage Trail walk is really just a pleasant walk through the town of Pinjarra, one of the oldest settled areas in Western Australia.
Begin the trail starting at the Court House (1935) and the Post Office (1895), which in season has the most beautiful yellow frangipani outside, and down beside the Murray River. Pass the pedestrian suspension bridge and cross over the South Western Highway to visit St Johns Church (consecrated in 1863), the Old Schoolhouse (1896) and the privately owned Liveringa (1885), an attractive colonial homestead with wide verandahs.
Don't forget to visit the beautiful Edenvale (1888), a huge and gracious dwelling of 18 rooms built from locally fired bricks and consisting of the house as well as barns, a dairy and two small houses.
Need to Know
One of the oldest towns in Western Australia, Pinjarra sits at the heart of the Peel Region between the picturesque farmland of the Darling Scarp and the tall-tree country of Marrinup State Forest. Here, history, nature and sporting action can all be found in equal measure. Taking the Kwinana Freeway or South Western Highway south from Perth, you'll find yourself in the Murray Shire hub of Pinjarra in just one hour, and from Mandurah, it's just a 20 minute drive to the south east. Settled in the early 1830s, Pinjarra has retained much of its scenic countryside and timber milling heritage for your enjoyment today. One memorable way to take it all in is by hopping aboard the lovingly preserved steam engines of the Hotham Valley Railway (running from May until October) for a nostalgic ride along the old timer milling route between Isandra Siding and Dwellingup. Step up the pace with a paddle down the Murray River rapids in a kayak, play a round of golf, or take the plunge with a skydiving experience. More thrills can be found at the historic Pinjarra Race Club, which has played host to an array of thoroughbred and harness racing events since 1891. Visit in November, and you'll also be treated to some country-style fun at the annual rodeo. Or plan your trip for June to coincide with the popular Pinjarra Festival. Catering to all who stop to enjoy Pinjarra's hospitality, many of the town's beautifully restored historic buildings now house cafes, tearooms, restaurants and charming accommodation. You'll also find budget friendly options at the caravan park, motel and chalets.