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About Eaton to the Cut, Kayak Trail
Start at the tidal part of the Collie River at Eaton which is 161km (1 hour 40 minutes) south of Perth. The boat ramp is on the south side of the old bridge. Follow the river out onto Lechenault Inlet. To the west (in front of you) you will see the Cut, a rock wall lined channel linking the inlet to the sea.
Paddle directly to the cut, around 1.5km, and land on a small beach inside the north side. There is a grassy camping area with BBQ's here, accessable only by boat. Kangaroos abound.
If camping overnight you will need to be self sufficient as there is no drinking water or toilets provided. There is no need to book and most likely you will have the place to yourself.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Allow at least a half day
4 km return
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails) required.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails)
- Plenty of water and food for duration of trip.
- Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+)
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Lifejacket or flotation device
- Leg or paddle leash if paddling in the ocean
Boat ramp at Eaton, on the Old Coast Road 161km (1 hour 40 minutes) south of Perth
Hazards & WarningsKangaroo ticks abound on the grass of the camping area.
FacilitiesIf you do camp you will need to be completely self-sufficient - including drinking water.
- Car Park
Best time of year
September to April
No fees apply
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Graeme Barrett rated Eaton to the Cut, Kayak Trail a 4 out of 5
But for those times when you hit the tide at when it's not too difficult to handle, go to the right on the ocean side and you will most likely be surrounded by the dolphins in residence there. It's a fantastic experience as they swim with, around and under your kayak.
Remember, check the tide times before tackling the cut, and wear safety gear.
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