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Island Pool Walk Trail, Dwellingup Island Pool Walk Trail, Dwellingup

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2 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.

Nestled on the banks of the eastern side of the Murray River, Island Pool is a pretty spot to spend a day. The Island Pool walk trail starts from the car park and is a one-hour loop through scenic jarrah forest and provides excellent views of the valley and the river below. 

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This walk leads up the Murray River valley and provides excellent views of the river below. As you follow the route, you transition from jarrah forest and wattles to areas where balgas dominate the granite outcrops. This trail can be enjoyed year-round. The seasonal appearance of wild-flowers makes this a popular trail during spring.

Island Pool is a great spot for walking, picnicking, swimming and paddling.

Campgrounds are available nearby in Lane Poole Reserve. Booking are made in advance via the Park Stay website.

Visit Dwellingup

Just over an hour's drive from Perth, Dwellingup has an abundance of nature-inspired experiences and unique offerings. Filled with ancient forests, flowing rivers, vibrant hiking and mountain-biking trails and incredible camping spots, Dwellingup is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. 

 

Dwellingup was recently announced as 2023 National Top Tiny Tourism Town and as the only place where the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi meet, Dwellingup is home to an array of trails for you to explore including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and four-wheel-driving. The adventure is yours to create in this remarkable part of Western Australia.

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Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre

(08) 9538 1108

National Parks

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Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

Dwellingup Forest Lodge

Luxurious chalets set in the tranquillity of the natural bushland. All fully equipped with modern kitchens and linen provided. Beautiful views of the lake from the private balconies.

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Waypoints Cafe

Waypoints Café serves tasty, seasonal food and drinks to nourish the active and adventurous. Overlooking the skate park, pump track, Hotham Valley train and shaded lawn you won't ever need to leave!

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Dwellingup Adventures

Invent your own adventure and lose yourself in the forest and river valleys of Dwellingup.

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Dwellingup Rural Chalets at Lewis Park

Lewis Park is a 16 hectare property with valley and forest views. A perfect place to escape the city and have a relaxing weekend away.

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Dwellingup Transfers

Looking for transport to or from Dwellingup? A drop off out on to the Bibbulmun Track perhaps? We can get you where you want to be!

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Longriders Cafe & Restaurant

Licensed family restaurant with locally sourced produce inspiring the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

1 hour

Length

2km loop

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Top car park at Island Pool, River Rd, Lane Pool Reserve

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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.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Hazards & Warnings

Keeping your dog safe. Dogs are allowed in the recreation area of Lane Poole Reserve but must be kept in control and on a leash at all times. The department conducts baiting with 1080 poison as part of its Western Shield animal conservation program in Lane Poole Reserve.

Facilities

Island Pool is not suitable for large groups.

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

July to October for best viewing of wildflowers

Fees

Park fees apply

Trail Access

Drive from Perth 120km (2 hours), 2WD access

Prohibited Items

Camping is not permitted at Island Pool.

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1 trail goers have rated Island Pool Walk Trail, Dwellingup as 3 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Sandra Kuhn

Reviewed 4 Jun 2017, 8:03pm

Really nice walk. Going up was hard on the legs but really good workout. Was hoping for a nice view.

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