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Bush Walk inSouth West

Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • 1-3 hours
  • 0.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

This easy 600metre Forest Path at Crooked Brook is a hidden jewel for those with limited mobility, providing easy access to an area of natural bushland in Dardanup, near Bunbury. The path features interpretive signage about the flora and fauna and plenty of bench seats.

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Crooked Brook car park, Crooked Brook Conservation Park, 25km from Bunbury, which is 185km (2 hours) south of Perth

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Forest Path, is a simple, well thought out concrete loop trail that circumnavigates Crooked Brook. The trail is particularly pretty in spring when the wildflowers are blooming and is accessible in the wet.  The covered shelter has picnic tables accessible for wheelchairs.

Crooked Brook Forest is a beautiful recreation site situated just 25km from the centre of Bunbury, in the Shire of Dardanup and adjacent to the beautiful Ferguson Valley. This popular forest destination lies within State forest managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife and has been developed by the local community into ‘a forest for all people’. It provides access for elderly and disabled visitors as well as challenges for the more energetic walker. 

Ferguson Valley Visitor Centre

(08) 9728 1551

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Time / Duration

15 minutes


600 metre loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Crooked Brook car park, Crooked Brook Conservation Park, 25km from Bunbury, which is 185km (2 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.


  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Guide
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

September to November. Wildflower season

Trail Access

Drive, 2 hours from Perth CBD

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1 trail goers have rated Forest Path, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup as 4 out of 5!

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Linda Daniels

Reviewed 6 Oct 2014, 3:33pm

The Forest Path, as described, is perfect for mobility impaired or those with young children and prams. Good facilities at the trailhead and lots of interpretation. However, there are other trails in this park and for those after a longer stroll the Wildflower Walk is a good option with a viewing platform over the valley with Bunbury visible on the horizon (on a clear day!). The Ferguson Valley is a really pretty area - would be worth staying a night to explore.

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