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Carey Brook Walk Trail, Hawke NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

Carey Brook Walk Trail is a 5.8 kilometre return trail within the Hawke National Park and takes you to the mysterious Goblin Swamp.  

Snottygobble Loop Hawke N P D B C A 1
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Trail Start

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Goblin Car Park

Trail End

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Goblin Car Park

Grasstree Hollow

Goblin Swamp

Carey Brook

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The Carey Brook Walk Trail meanders along the Carey Brook through a forest of peppermint trees to Goblin Swamp. A swamp which earned its name from it knotted roots and bulbous trunks of the gnarled paperbark trees.

The trail starts from Grasstree Hollow Campground and runs past Snotty Gobble Loop Campground. The campsites here are tucked in to the peppermint, jarrah and marri forest and are a great places to base yourself to explore the surrounding area. The crystal clear Carey Brook provides great opportunities for birdwatching. 

Pemberton Parks and Wildlife Office

(08) 9776 1207

Pemberton Visitor Centre

(08) 9776 1133

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Time / Duration

Allow 2 hours


5.8 kilometre return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Goblin Car Park

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Trail End

Goblin Car Park

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.


  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

April to October


Entry to Hawke National Park is free

Trail Access

A 20 minutes drive from Pemberton, A 3 hour drive from Perth

Prohibited Items

No pets allowed

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