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Delaney Trail, Walpole-Nornalup NP

  • Half day
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

This five-kilometre walk starts at the Coalmine Beach recreation area and follows the Bibbulmun track to Hilltop Lookout in the Tingle Forest. It offers views of Nornalup Inlet as well as hiking among the karri and tingle trees.

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Trail Start

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Coalmine Beach Recreation Area, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

Trail End

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Hilltop Lookout Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

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After passing the Coalmine Beach Caravan Park, this trail follows the shore of the Nornalup Inlet. The Delaney Lookout provides interpretation panels related to the inlet. After two kilometres the trail crosses the southwest highway to ascend among the karri and tingle trees to a viewpoint that provides views of the southern ocean. In spring the forest is alive with flowers and the vegetation change from the inlet to the forest is striking.

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Time / Duration

3 hours return


5km one way

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Coalmine Beach Recreation Area, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Hilltop Lookout Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

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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 are available at the Coalmine Beach Recreation area and caravan park.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

January to December


National Park fees apply

Trail Access

By road to Coalmine Beach, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

Prohibited Items

No pets , no fires
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Bibbulmun Track

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1 trail goers have rated Delaney Trail, Walpole-Nornalup NP as 4 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 27 Jul 2022, 6:38pm

Its the same trail as the Giant Tingle to Coal Mine Beach basically. Great trail with beautiful views.

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