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Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail, Mandurah Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail, Mandurah

Bush Walk

Gravel, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4.3 km
    • Bush Walk Class 1

      All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

The Joseph and Dulcie Nannup trail is a scenic, four kilometre (8km return) family friendly walk along the Serpentine River from Goegrup Lake to the Pinjarra Road bridge.


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The Joseph and Dulcie Nannup trail is approximately 4km long, flat easy walk with interpretives signage sharing an insight into the cultural history of the Serpentine River. The trail consists of sealed pathways, unsealed compacted limestone and boardwalks. There are multiple entry/exit points to the trail along the waterfront.

The Nannup's used to live in bush camps along the river, sustaining their family on fish caught from the river and lakes in the area. In honour of their memory and the continuing use of the River by their family this walk trail has been named after them.

Boardwalks along this trail overlook the scenic Goegrup Lake, which is fed by the Serpentine River that begins at the Darling Scarp, and is one of the three major rivers that drain into the Peel-Harvey Estuary, an internationally important wetland listed on the Ramsar Treaty.

Enjoy sighting diverse birdlife, Quenda and possibly dolphins, not to mention the abundant varied native vegetation.

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Time / Duration

A couple of hours to complete the whole trail.


Up to 8km return depending on route taken

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Riverside Gardens Reserve or Eacott Par, Greenfields, 73km (50 minutes) south of Perth (10 minutes east of Perth)

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Trail End

Car park near Serpentine River, Old Pinjarra Rd, Greenfields

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Bush Walk

Class 1

All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

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Hazards & Warnings

Boardwalk across the river has no railings on either side. Caution when ground is wet.


Wheelchair users may require assistance due to changes in the terrain surfaces along the trail, especially in winter where sections of the unsealed trail may become wet and boggy. Boardwalk sections are wide enough to fit most wheelchairs. Accessible parking, toilets and picnic areas are located at Riverside Gardens Reserve/ Eacott Park, near the boat ramp.

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • View Platform

Trail Access

Road 2WD

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4 trail goers have rated Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail, Mandurah as 4.25 out of 5!

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Reviewed 23 Mar 2024, 3:41pm

Absolutely beautiful area.
Wheelchair accessible once you leave the car park go right it’s pathed and then gravel but it’s firm. When you get back go the other way and you come to the boardwalk area wheelchair accessible.
Birds on the river was awesome to see.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 31 May 2023, 11:54am

My favourite trail in Mandurah. Whilst the trail does run past some residential zones in parts majority is walking along side the Serpentine river & it really is an absolute treat. Walkers are treated to an abundance of wildlife, lush natural bush, Aboriginal history & if your lucky you may get a visit from some local dolphins. Highly recommend starting from the Northern end at Lake Goegrup, the sunrise is spectacular along the boardwalk.
Cathy Oates

Reviewed 12 Apr 2022, 5:39pm

Beautiful, very easy trail. Loads of bird life and bush along the water's edge. Plenty of shade (even at midday) and seating along the way.
Jacob Cumberworth

Reviewed 30 Oct 2021, 1:14pm

This is the best trail in Mandurah! The Serpentine river is very unspoilt and hosts an amazing abundance of wildlife. The site of ancient Noongar fish traps this is a great walk on a windy day when the coast is not nice. The trail is shaded and cool, following alongside the Serpentine river.
There are no cafes or restaurants near by, listen out for dolphins in the river.

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