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Depot Hill Firing Range Trail, Mingenew

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

An easy walk of 1.4 km return on a wide firm sandy track, with only a slight incline. Expect to see a variety of birdlife and stunning wildflowers in spring.

The trail has a story dating back to the 1940s when it was used as a firing practice range
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Trail Start

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There is sign on Depot Hill Rd, saying Parking Area, 9.9 km from the turn off on the Mingenew - Mullewa Rd.

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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

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

There is sign on Depot Hill Rd, saying Parking Area, 9.9 km from the turn off on the Mingenew - Mullewa Rd.

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Trail End

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 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

Trail Access

Self drive via sealed road from Perth or Mingenew

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