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Thungara Trail 3- Irwin Heritage River

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

This walk begins at the Irwin River Lookout where you can see Port Denison and the Indian Ocean. The walk takes you right around the Irwin River where you can see an array of bird life.

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Irwin River Lookout, Port Denison, 354km (3.5 hours) north of Perth

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This walk begins at the Irwin River Lookout on Church Street Dongara where you can take in the views of Port Denison and the Indian Ocean. Take the stairs down to the path on the banks of the river which lead onto boardwalks and the beach.

Cross the walk bridge over the river and walk along the boardwalk. Opposite is another spectacular lookout of the ocean and estuary.  Here is a great spot to view the array of bird life. The boardwalk leads onto a footpath on Ocean Drive. Follow the path into the Retreat Boulevade. At the end of the path head down on the banks of the river again and follow the track.

The first building you see on the banks is Denison House used by local arts and crafts groups but originally was the site of the first flour mill in 1865 and after that was used as the local Dr Bartlett's residents and a Retreat for the Benedictine Brothers.

Follow the river track to Irwin River Park then cross the bridge onto the Dongara side and down the stairs back onto the river track.

This track will lead you back to the stairs at the Lookout where you began.

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Time / Duration

1 hour

Length

4.6km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Irwin River Lookout, Port Denison, 354km (3.5 hours) north of Perth

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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.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area

Trail Access

2WD.

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1 trail goers have rated Thungara Trail 3- Irwin Heritage River as 1 out of 5!

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Helen Dixon

Reviewed 7 Jun 2021, 7:38pm

Not a 'loop'. No way across river mouth. Deep sand at end of boardwalk made walking with young family very tricky, only to find we had to turn back :-( - pleasant enough scenery and great wildlife (June).

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