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Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail, Mandurah

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

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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Trail Start

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

Trail End

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Car park near Serpentine River, Old Pinjarra Rd, Greenfields

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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 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.

This trail is one of four Heartwalks created in Mandurah in 1997 in partnership with the National Heart Foundation.

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Time / Duration

Around an hour


Up to 8km return depending on route taken

What To Pack

Group A (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

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

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.
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area

Trail Access

Road 2WD

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2 trail goers have rated Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail, Mandurah as 4.5 out of 5!

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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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