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Trail StartGet directions
Visitor Information Centre, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth
Trail EndGet directions
Coalmine Beach Caravan Park
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About Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail, Walpole
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.
Be trail ready for Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail, Walpole
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
2 - 3 hours
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
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.
FacilitiesThe township of Walpole shops and cafes and picnic facilities are provided at Coalmine Beach.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Interpretive Centre
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Visitor Information Centre
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round
Travel by road on the National Route 1 from Perth (418km) to Walpole
Prohibited ItemsNo pets , no fires, no bikes
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