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Trail StartGet directions
Isle Road. 5km west of Walpole via the South Western Highway and Isle Road (gravel).
Trail EndGet directions
Walpole Town Jetty
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About Isle Road to Walpole Town Jetty, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network
Inlets, beaches, rivers, islands and a sleepy south coast town - there is a lot packed into this paddle!
Launching at Isle Road gives you the chance to explore all of these in a short, 5km paddle. Stop for a swim at Sandy Beach, marvel at the karri clad knolls as you glide between them on the channel between the Walpole and Nornalup inlets. Why not stop and have a look around Newdegate Island on your way past. Be aware that its other name is Snake Island. Watch your step!
This trail is 5 km one way. If you are planning to return to Isle Road, it is a 10km return paddle.
Offering protection from the wind, the Deep River is generally classified as easy with slow to medium moving water and few obstacles.
The Nornalup Inlet is exposed to wind, waves and tidal currents and is appropriate for medium to advanced paddlers. Weather conditions can change quickly and paddlers need to ensure that their skills are sufficient to manage the trip.
You can paddle to a range of destinations from Isle Road. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Isle Road.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
5 km one way
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
Additional Useful Items• Always let someone know of your trip plans.
• Check the weather forecast, tide charts and be aware of strong south-easterly winds. Conditions can change rapidly.
• Plan your trip according to your ability and fitness level.
• Wear appropriate sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long sleeves).
• Wear a life jacket.
• Take adequate drinking water.
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- Water Access Points
Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Isle Road canoe launch is 5km west of Walpole.
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