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Coalmine Beach to Rest Point, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network Coalmine Beach to Rest Point, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3 km

Paddle from Coalmine Beach on the northern shore of the Nornalup Inlet, through the channel between the inlets to the Walpole Inlet and Rest Point. Along the way, you’ll pass the karri clad Knolls that stand on either side of the channel.

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You get to experience the best of both worlds on this paddle! You'll paddle on the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park which is surrounded by the Walpole Nornalup National Park. Together, these protected areas are a haven for birds, fish and mammals that make this place their home. 

From Coalmine Beach, paddle west around the eastern Knoll and through the Channel. You'll see Rest Point Caravan Park on the western shore of the Walpole Inlet. 

This trail is 3km one way between Coalmine Beach and Rest Point. There is water access and carparking at either end. 

The Nornalup Inlet is exposed to wind, waves and tidal currents and is appropriate for medium to advanced paddlers. Weather conditions can change quickly and paddlers need to ensure that their skills are sufficient to manage the entire trip (self-rescue and navigation skills required).

You can paddle to a range of destinations from Coalmine Beach. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Coalmine Beach.  

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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3 km one way

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Group F - Paddling Trails (Paddling trails) required.

Trail Start

Coalmine Beach, Walpole Nornalup National Park

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Trail End

Rest Point

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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Car Park
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Coalmine Beach is 4.5km east of Walpole via the South Coast Highway and Coalmine Beach Road

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