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Isle Road to Deep River suspension bridge, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

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

An untouched waterway that shelters a wide range of plant and animal life, the Deep River runs at least 90 kilometres from its source and empties into the Nornalup Inlet.
From Isle Road, you’ll paddle upstream through the pristine forests of the Walpole Nornalup National Park.

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Trail Start

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Isle Road. 5km west of Walpole via the South Western Highway and Isle Road (gravel).

Trail End

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Deep River suspension bridge - no access to the water from the road.

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The Deep River has been bestowed with 'Wild River' status in recognition of its pristine condition. Flowing for around 90km through state forest and national parks, the river winds between tall karri and lush peppermint forests.

The suspension bridge high above the water marks the end of the navigable section of the Deep River.

This trail is 5.5km one way. There is no access to the water from the road at the Deep River suspension bridge. You will need to paddle back to Isle Road making it an 11 km paddle. 

Offering protection from the wind, the Deep River is generally classified as easy with slow to medium moving water and few obstacles.  

Downstream from Isle Road, you can also explore the Walpole and Nornalup inlets. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Isle Road.   

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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Length

5.5km one way

What To Pack

Group F (Paddling trails) required.

Trail Start

Isle Road. 5km west of Walpole via the South Western Highway and Isle Road (gravel).

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Trail End

Deep River suspension bridge - no access to the water from the road.

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Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Isle Road canoe launch is 5km west of Walpole.

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