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About Jarrah Walk Trail, Crooked Brook Forest
A short bush walk circuit along the Crooked Brook, past the billabong and through the magnificient jarrah forest. This trail is beautiful all year, with plenty of bird life including black cockatoos. It is superb is Spring when the wildflowers bloom. This trail is also dog friendly - please keep on a leash, as there are many kangaroos in the area.
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.
Be trail ready for Jarrah Walk Trail, Crooked Brook Forest
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Less than 1 hour
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Crooked Brook Forest, carpark
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
FacilitiesWheelchair access is available along the first section to the billabong.
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Rack
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Best time of year
Wildflower season, September to December
Drive, 2 hours from Perth CBD
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Easy walk through open Jarrah forest
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Undercover picnic area
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