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Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam Dorntj Koorliny Track, Northam

Bush Walk

Urban Walk
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 17.5 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

The Dorntj Koorliny (Walking Together) track is a 17.5km loop that follows the Avon River. For those not wanting to do the entire loop, walkers can enjoy shorter sections of the trail which features parklands and bridges. The trail is most scenic in the wet months, but is subject to flooding. This trail is maintained by the Avon Valley Environmental Society, a voluntary organisation.

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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!

Shire of Northam

(08) 9622 6100

Avon Valley Environmental Society

Northam Visitor Centre

(08) 9622 2100

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Time / Duration

3 hours


17.5km loop

Trail Start

Burlong Park, Northam - 1 hour (100km) from Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Difficulty Notes

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
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

August to October is most scenic

Trail Access

Burlong Park, Northam. 95km from Perth City Centre.

Prohibited Items

No motorised vehicles on the trail.

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