Trails WA supports the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when using the trails.Learn more
About Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara
This walk begins at the Irwin River Mouth Lookout, Church Street. You will see a path that leads into the sand dunes follow this to Town Beach, head south along the beach until the bird hide, here you will need to take the trail up along the river until the turn off at Hunts Road.
Head north along Hunts Road past the current Police Station, the old Police Station and Courthouse which is now the Museum and then the Visitors Centre. Turn left at the roundabout and walk along Church Street. On the opposite side of the road you will pass the Cemetery where there is a memorial to the Dominican Sisters and buried here are the grandparents of Sir David Brand, Premier of WA 1859-1971, also believed to be the first white girl born in the Swan River Colony on the beach at Fremantle and many local families from the District.
This walk ends back at the Lookout.
The Irwin River is the perfect spot to go kayaking or canoeing in, kayaks can be hired in town.
Be trail ready for Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
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).
Irwin Rivermouth Lookout, Church Street, Dongara. 355km (3.5 hours) north of Perth
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
August to May
Complete Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara to earn badges and points!
Earn points and badges and become a "TrailsWA Expert" by completing trails and leaving reviews.
Earn 1 point towards
your TrailsWA level
Be the first to review Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara
We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.
Add your review of Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara
Like this trail? Explore others nearbyMore around Coral Coast
Supported by great organisations
Trails are free and bring so many benefits to our community by providing opportunities to have fun, get fit, socialise, explore and challenge yourself. But they also have to be managed and maintained which only is made possible through terrific sponsors, donations and/or volunteering.
Church of St John The Baptist, located on the corner of Waldeck & Church Street.
Irwin District MuseumThe old Police Station and Courthouse, now used as the Irwin District Museumm was built in 1870, and was used as a police station, courthouse, gaol, ticket of leave hiring depot and police quarters. It currently houses the Irwin District Historical Society and Museum.
Dongara Port Denison Visitor CentreDongara Port Denison Visitor Centre was originally the Dongara Post Office which was built in 1894, now it is used as a library, licensing centre, and visitor centre.
Moreton TerraceMoreton Terrace, Dongara's main street, lined by Moreton Bay Fig trees.
Irwin River Lookout, Church StreetThis photo was taken on the staircase heading down to the Irwin River.
View 5 Photos of Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara
Upload your photo of Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara
Report a Problem
You are reporting a problem for Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara. Please be as detailed as possible to help us appropriately identify and address the issue.