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Thungara Trail 2 - Dongara

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

This is one of six trails on which to explore the area of Dongara and Port Denison. This walk takes you onto the beach, along the Irwin river bank, and past the Dongara Port Denison Visitor Centre, Museum and Cemetery.

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Irwin Rivermouth Lookout, Church Street, Dongara. 355km (3.5 hours) north of Perth

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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. 

Dongara Port Denison Visitor Centre

(08) 9927 1404

Dongara – Port Denison Visitors Centre

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Time / Duration

30 Minutes


3km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Irwin Rivermouth Lookout, Church Street, Dongara. 355km (3.5 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

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.


  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

August to May


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