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Chuditch Walk Trail, Lane Poole Reserve

  • 1-3 hours
  • 7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Chuditch Walk Trail in Lane Poole Reserve is a 7 kilometre semi-loop starting from Nanga Mill campground to Chuditch campground (or reverse).  It starts and finishes by the beautiful Murray River.

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Nanga Mill Campground, Lane Poole Reserve, 120km (1 hr 45 mins) south of Perth

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Chuditch Campground, Lane Poole Reserve

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Take the opportunity to visit Lake Poole Reserve near the townsite of Dwellingup where you can enjoy this walk and many other trails and activities.

This moderate hike from Chuditch Campground to Nanga Mill and back winds through the Jarrah forest, lined with impressive stands of grass trees and the occasional glimpse of the Murray River.

Much of the walk is on wide tracks with gentle gradients, besides a few hills here and there. There are plenty of facilities along the way, including campgrounds, picnic tables, car parks and toilets.

The chuditch (western quoll) from which this trail takes its name is a small cat-sized marsupial with soft brown fur and white spotting. Small populations of this protected species may be found within the reserve.

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Time / Duration

2 hours

Length

7kms

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Nanga Mill Campground, Lane Poole Reserve, 120km (1 hr 45 mins) south of Perth

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Trail End

Chuditch Campground, Lane Poole Reserve

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

April to October

Fees

Fees Apply

Trail Access

Travel to Dwellingup 1.5 hours south of Perth

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2 trail goers have rated Chuditch Walk Trail, Lane Poole Reserve as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Peter Lee

Reviewed 10 Nov 2021, 8:01pm

Walked this trail today. Started from Nanga Mill. Really enjoyed it. Had a swim at Island Pool. However, as the previous comment says, finding the start is challenging. There is a sign with all the walks but the Chuditch triangles are nowhere to be found. I had a GPS with the track downloaded from this site so found it quite quickly. However, the track from this site is not 7 kms long. It is closer to 9 kms. The sign at Nanga Mill says it is 7 kms but the trail shown on the sign is not the same as the one I downloaded. Anyway, it was a great walk.
Brad Delavale

Reviewed 14 Feb 2021, 8:39am

Chuditch walk trail is a good 2 hour walk, once you find the start of it. Suggest a big sign at the start as many people could not find the coloured triangles until you find the trail.

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