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Isle Road to Walpole Town Jetty, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

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

Follow the Deep River downstream to its delta at the Nornalup Inlet. Turn left and paddle along the shoreline of the Walpole Nornalup National Park, through the Channel to the shallow Walpole Inlet.

The channel between the Walpole and Nornalup inlets
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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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Walpole Town Jetty

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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.  

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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Length

5 km 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

Walpole Town Jetty

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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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