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About Thungara Trail 1 - Calico, Port Denison
Trail 1 takes you along some of Port Denison's beautiful coast, and past some popular recreational spots, such as the Irwin Recreational Centre, and the Skate Park.
The trail begins at the popular Granny's Beach situated on Arurine Bay. A town site was surveyed as "Denison" in 1866, but was generally referred to as "Port Irwin" up to the 1880's. It was later called "Port Dongara" or "Dongara Beach" until the 1920's, and then reverted to "Denison" up to 1973 when the Lands Department officially gazetted the name "Port Denison".
Point Leander is named after the first known shipwreck in the area, the Leander in 1853. After this event settlers lobbied for a jetty to be built.
Be sure to cross Ocean Drive at the boardwalk and climb to the top of the lookout for spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and Irwin River Estuary.
Calico is a unique online and outdoor fitness system which enables you to set your own fitness goals, the distance you walk is tracked with the totems poles installed every 500 meters. Download the free app.
*Dogs must be on a lead.
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Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsPublic Toilets available at the start at the Fishermen's Wharf and at the Recreation Centre. Water fountains available at the Skate Park and the Recreation Centre.
Granny's Beach, Point Leander Drive, Port Denison. 3.5 hours north of Perth
FacilitiesWheelchair access limited to footpath area along Ocean Drive
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- All accessible parking
Best time of year
August to May
Road, or bus
Prohibited ItemsDogs allowed on leads
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Irwin River Estuary BoardwalkThe boardwalk along the Irwin River Estuary, located on Ocean Drive in Port Denison.
Irwin RiverThis photo was taken along Ocean Drive in Port Denison, along the boardwalk that parallels the Irwin Rivermouth.
Boardwalk along Ocean DriveAlong the boardwalk walk, there's a staircase that leads to the Nun's Pool lookout, from this lookout you can see all of the coast along Dongara - Port Denison.
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