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About Bridgetown Jarrah Park
Plenty of big trees are the major reason why nature lovers are attracted to Bridgetown Jarrah Park. By walking the narrow winding trails, hikers constantly gaze upwards at the sheer majesty of tall karris, blackbutts, jarrah and marri reaching for the sky. At ground level, there is a myriad of plant species, including a variety of orchids. In winter and spring, fallen logs and tree stumps are coated in a luxurious blanket of vibrant green mosses and colourful fungi.
Birdwatchers can point their binoculars at purple crowned lorikeets, blue wrens, golden whistlers and countless other species that frequent the treetops and understory. Hike for as long as you want and bring the children to enjoy nature in all its finery. The Bridgetown Jarrah Park is a mere 15-minute drive from Bridgetown along the very scenic Brockman Highway. Excellent trail maps are available at the trailhead information shelter.
The Blackbutt Trail can be done to include all the smaller trails, taking about three hours. Conveniently the Blackbutt Trail can be broken into loops of
- Shield Tree Trail - 0.8km return - 20 minutes
- Fallers Brand Trail - 2.2km return - 75 minutes
- Hollow Karri Trail - 3.3km return - 120 minutes
Be trail ready for Bridgetown Jarrah Park
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
6 km loop
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
20 minutes drive from Bridgetown towards Nannup along the Brockman Hwy. Bridgetown is 255km (3 hours) south of Perth.
Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
May to November
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Road entrance sign for Bridgetown Jarrah Park
Carpark and picnic area
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