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Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail, Walpole

  • Half day
  • 6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

This easy six kilometre return trail runs from Walpole Nornalup Visitor Centre to the Coalmine Beach Caravan Park on the scenic Nornalup Inlet. It traverses interesting swampland, with much of the walk on boardwalk.

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Trail Start

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Visitor Information Centre, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

Trail End

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Coalmine Beach Caravan Park

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Coalmine Beach is so named because of a shallow seam of coal found at the base of the cliffs. It was never mined due to its low grade. The beach lies on the shores of the scenic Nornalup Inlet. Nornalup Inlet is connected to Walpole Inlet via a one kilometre channel.

Most of this trail is shared with the Bibbulmun Track.

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Time / Duration

2 - 3 hours


6km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Visitor Information Centre, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Coalmine Beach Caravan 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.


The township of Walpole shops and cafes and picnic facilities are provided at Coalmine Beach.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year round


Trail Access

Travel by road on the National Route 1 from Perth (418km) to Walpole

Prohibited Items

No pets , no fires, no bikes
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