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About Depot Hill Firing Range Trail, Mingenew
This short 1.4 km trail is extremely popular during spring, when the wildflowers are stunning. Expect to see carpets of everlastings, a variety of flowering shrubs and stunning orchids.
Located 20 minutes from Mingenew or 4 hours north of Perth, most people will manage this trail with ease. The wide firm sandy track is easy to follow and there are seats placed along the trail at a couple of places.
At the end of the trail there is an old firing range trench that was built by hand in the 1940s. There are signs at the start and end of the trail, explaining how the site was utilized during WWII.
Birdlife is prolific in the reserve and the tall gums that grow along the nearby Irwin River provide valuable nesting sites for parrots and cockatoos.
Allow one hour for this walk, or longer if you are going to look for specific wildflowers and orchids
Be trail ready for Depot Hill Firing Range Trail, Mingenew
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
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
There is sign on Depot Hill Rd, saying Parking Area, 9.9 km from the turn off on the Mingenew - Mullewa Rd.
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.
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FacilitiesThe nearest public toilets are back in Mingenew town site, ten minutes drive away
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
All year around, but especially Spring when the wildflowers are blooming.
No fees apply
Self drive via sealed road from Perth or Mingenew
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Trail StartThe trail has a story dating back to the 1940s when it was used as a firing practice range
Everlastings along the trailIn August/September expect to see carpets of pink and yellow everlastings
Views to the southThe trail gently rises jsut enough to proved views out over the farmland to the south
WildflowersThe trail is extremely popular in Spring when the wildflowers are spectacular
Stunning OrchidsNumerous varieties of orchids abound along the trail
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