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Dawn Creek Rd & Nanga Rd, Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup. 120km (1.5hours) south of Perth.
Trail EndGet directions
Quindanning Hotel, Quindanning
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About Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning
This 105km 4WD track starts from Nanga Mill in Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup and ends at the historic Quindanning Hotel. It is for day use only and takes around four hours to complete. The track is currently rated 'difficult' - suitable for medium to high clearance vehicles with dual range and all terrain tyres, for drivers with reasonable experience or 4WD training, travelling in groups of vehicles.
Much of it runs along old rail embankments, where trains once hauled timber from the forests. There are picnic places along the way but no campsites. The track is not designated as one way and is wide enough in places for cautious passing.
The track has been adopted by the Armadale Four Wheel Drive Club.
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Time / Duration
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
Spring, Summer & Autumn. Often closed during Winter.
Prohibited ItemsNo fires; No pets
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4 trail goers have rated Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning as 3.5 out of 5!
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Peter Ruecroft rated Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning a 3 out of 5
Pete E rated Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning a 4 out of 5
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Marco Zecca rated Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning a 4 out of 5
The first 36 km are the real track, then just gravel road. Very nice sections in the forest next to the Murray River with a few spots where stop and enjoy the landscape.
Not too challenging when mud is not there, just need a bit of clearance (not for AWD vehicles).
Definitely worth to drive in convoy between May and September.
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Start of the Captain Fawcett Track.Information sign at the start of the track.Dawn Creek Rd & Nanga Rd.
Murray River.Murray River, a favoured swimming location.
Old Rail Bridge.Old Rail Bridge. Jarrah construction.
Along the Captain Fawcett Track.Portion of the Captain Fawcett Track between Nanga Rd and Driver Rd.
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