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Noisy Scrub-bird Walk Trail, Waroona Noisy Scrub-bird Walk Trail, Waroona

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.5 km

This easy 500m return walk, follows a sealed path from the Drakesbrook Weir picnic area to a historic marker commemorating the discovery of the Noisy-scrub Bird.

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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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(08) 9733 1506

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Time / Duration

Ten minute stroll, there and back




The trail has a gentle slope

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Drakesbrook Weir picnic area, Weir Road, Waroona, 1.5hrs south of Perth

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Trail End

Difficulty Notes

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.

Trail Access

The trail can be accessed by car from Perth

Prohibited Items

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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