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Chuditch Walk Trail, Lane Poole Reserve Chuditch Walk Trail, Lane Poole Reserve

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

      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.

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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Take the opportunity to visit Lane 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.

Visit Dwellingup

Just over an hour's drive from Perth, Dwellingup has an abundance of nature-inspired experiences and unique offerings. Filled with ancient forests, flowing rivers, vibrant hiking and mountain-biking trails and incredible camping spots, Dwellingup is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. 


Dwellingup was recently announced as 2023 National Top Tiny Tourism Town and as the only place where the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi meet, Dwellingup is home to an array of trails for you to explore including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and four-wheel-driving. The adventure is yours to create in this remarkable part of Western Australia.

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Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre

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Dwellingup Forest Lodge

Luxurious chalets set in the tranquillity of the natural bushland. All fully equipped with modern kitchens and linen provided. Beautiful views of the lake from the private balconies.

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Waypoints Cafe

Waypoints Café serves tasty, seasonal food and drinks to nourish the active and adventurous. Overlooking the skate park, pump track, Hotham Valley train and shaded lawn you won't ever need to leave!

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Dwellingup Adventures

Invent your own adventure and lose yourself in the forest and river valleys of Dwellingup.

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Dwellingup Rural Chalets at Lewis Park

Lewis Park is a 16 hectare property with valley and forest views. A perfect place to escape the city and have a relaxing weekend away.

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Dwellingup Transfers

Looking for transport to or from Dwellingup? A drop off out on to the Bibbulmun Track perhaps? We can get you where you want to be!

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Longriders Cafe & Restaurant

Licensed family restaurant with locally sourced produce inspiring the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

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Off The Beaten Track WA

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

2 hours



What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (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

Class 3

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.

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Hazards & Warnings

Keeping your dog safe. Dogs are allowed in the recreation area of Lane Poole Reserve but must be kept in control and on a leash at all times. The department conducts baiting with 1080 poison as part of its Western Shield animal conservation program in Lane Poole Reserve.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

April to October


Fees Apply

Trail Access

Drive to Dwellingup 1.5 hours south of Perth

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3 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.

Kaitlyn Fiori

Reviewed 20 Apr 2023, 3:34pm

This walk through the forest was very enjoyable, though as a previous reviewer has mentioned, it was about 9km (not 7km as stated). I saw some lovely Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos and Fairy Wrens. I walked from the Chuditch river access to the Nanga Brook. I'm glad I had a printed map to make sure I stayed on the trail.
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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