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Walpole Town Jetty to Walpole River, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

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

This is the smallest of the three rivers that flow into the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park. It has lush riparian vegetation and its sheltered waters provides safe, easy paddling for beginners and excellent opportunities for bird spotting.

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Walpole Town Jetty, Boronia Street, Walpole

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This paddle is 5km and takes you from the Walpole Town Jetty, up the Walpole River to where the South West Highway crosses the river. 

You can also paddle the Walpole River from Rest Point or Swarbrick Jetty. 

Offering protection from the wind, the Walpole River is generally classified as easy with slow to fast moving water and few obstacles. Although the Walpole River flows all year round, about eighty percent of the discharge occurs during winter and spring, which can result in seasonal currents. 

You can paddle to a range of destinations from Walpole Town Jetty. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Walpole Town Jetty.  

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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5 km return

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Group F (Paddling trails) required.

Trail Start

Walpole Town Jetty, Boronia Street, Walpole

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  • Bicycle Rack
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Walpole Town Jetty is off Boronia Street.

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