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About Noisy Scrub-bird Walk Trail, Waroona
This Noisy-scrub Bird Walk provides a nice easy stroll while enjoying a picnic at Drakesbrook Weir, a popular swimming, fishing and kayaking spot, just east of Waroona.
The trail over looks the weir and has seating at regular intervals along the trail for anyone who wants to sit peacefully and enjoy the views.
At the end of the walk there is a monument to commemorate John Gilbert, pioneer ornithologist and James Drummond, colonial botanist who passed through this area on November 3rd 1842 on an expedition to Augusta.
It was at this spot they observed a small bird with a sweet sounding call that was later named Atrichornis Clamosus or Noisy Scrub-bird. The bird had not been observed in the area for many years, until 1997 when 6 birds were released into the wild at a site approx 10 km from the Noisy-scrub Bird monument at the end of this little walk trail.
Dogs are permitted along the trail, but not on the grassed picnic or beach areas.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Ten minute stroll, there and back
The trail has a gentle slope
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).
Drakesbrook Weir picnic area, Weir Road, Waroona, 1.5hrs south of Perth
The trail follows a sealed path with a gentle slope, suitable for wheelchairs and prams
- Picnic Area
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
A lovely short walk, all year around.
The trail can be accessed by car from Perth
While dogs are allowed on the trail and around the lake, they are not permitted on the grassed picnic area and beach
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Views over the lake
Monument to the Noisy Scrub Bird
A quiet place to sit
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