Trails WA supports the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when using the trails.Learn more
About Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam
The Trail is marked with a triangle sign (with a footprint) or bollards to keep you on track, although the signage is quite minimal. The trail consists of a mixture of sealed pathways and bush tracks, and can be very muddy and slippery when wet.
The trail officially begins at Burlong Park and loops around the Avon River. The trail goes downstream (North-East), taking walkers past the overhead train track, Pool Street Bridge remains and the Suspension Bridge, all the way to the Northam Weir. From here, follow the Mortlock River which joins the Avon River northward towards Katrine Road. The second half of the trail follows the opposite side of the river, passing the pony club, Bert Hawke Reserve, and the Kep track, before returning to Burlong Park.
There are many bridges for crossing the Avon River throughout the trail, and you might see some white swans!
Be trail ready for Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Burlong Park, Northam - 1 hour (100km) from Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Minimal signage. Trail subject to some flooding and erosion. Be more cautious when wet, as trail can become slippery.
Hazards & Warnings
Subject to flooding and erosion. Hot in summer, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
A section of the trail around the town center is wheelchair accessible. This is a 2.2km sealed loop from the Peel Terrace Bridge to the Avon Bridge.
- Picnic Area
- Sheltered Area
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Public Toilet
- Visitor Information Centre
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
August to October is most scenic
Burlong Park, Northam. 95km from Perth City Centre.
No motorised vehicles on the trail.
Complete Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam to earn badges and points!
Earn points and badges and become a "TrailsWA Expert" by completing trails and leaving reviews.
Earn 2 points towards
your TrailsWA level
Be the first to review Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam
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 Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam
Like this trail? Explore others nearbyMore around Perth & Surrounds
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.
Seat by the Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam, AVES
There are a few seats located around the track, most are on the Southern side of the river, such as by Enright Park and the Weir.
Footbridge, Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam, AVES
An example of what some of the footbridges look like. If you see fibreglass, you know you're on the right track!
Dog by the Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam, AVES
A dog enjoying a beautiful morning vista by the Northern section of the track.
Track Sign, Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam, AVES
If you see a triangle with a footprint on it, that is the official icon for the Dorntj Koorliny track.
View 4 Photos of Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam
Upload your photo of Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam
Report a Problem
You are reporting a problem for Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam. Please be as detailed as possible to help us appropriately identify and address the issue.