Skip to Content Skip to Navigation Show Trail Map Show About the Trail Show Important Trail Details Read Trail Reviews
Support Our Trails

Kepwari Walk Trail, Esperance

  • Half day
  • 7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

A short drive from the centre of Esperance, nestled out of the wind is the 7 kilometre return Kepwari trail. Kepwari is the local Aboriginal word for ‘place of moving water’ and this interpretive trail is designed to be a learning experience with bird hides and seating along the way.

Earn 2 Points

Trail Start

Get directions

Trail starts at Lake Wheatfield carpark on Lake Road off Fisheries Road, Esperance which is 720km (7.5 hours) SE of Perth.

Logo for Leave no Trace Initiative

Trails WA supports the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when using the trails.

Learn more

Panels and information displays help you discover why these wetlands are important, why they are under threat and how you can help protect them for future generations.

Two bird hides located along the trail provide an opportunity to quietly observe waterbirds in a tranquil environment.  Dispersed along the trail are facilities for you to sit back, relax and soak up the serenity of the natural scenery.

Access to the trail is via Windabout Way or Lakes Road, both are adjacent to Fisheries Road.

Other Links

  • Australia’s Golden Outback

    Comprehensive information on the Golden Outback region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.

Be trail ready for Kepwari Walk Trail, Esperance

Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

2.5 hours return


7km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Trail starts at Lake Wheatfield carpark on Lake Road off Fisheries Road, Esperance which is 720km (7.5 hours) SE of Perth.

Get directions

Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

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.


There are a few options as to where you can start your walk.
Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre in Esperance.
  • Car Park

Best time of year

April to October


Trail Access

Road 2WD

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
topography pattern

Complete Kepwari Walk Trail, Esperance to earn badges and points!

Earn points and badges and become a "TrailsWA Expert" by completing trails and leaving reviews.

Earn 2 Points

Earn 2 points towards
your TrailsWA level

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
Alt text

1 trail goers have rated Kepwari Walk Trail, Esperance as 2 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Twiddle sticks

Reviewed 11 Apr 2019, 9:35am

This is a reasonably nice local trail to do. Fairly protected from the coastal winds. Not recommended on a hot day, should be fine all other times. The walking is pretty easy with only a few small hills. Well marked trail. No facilities - no water, no loo.

Like this trail? Explore others nearby

More around Golden Outback

Supported by great organisations

Trails are free and bring so many benefits to our community by providing opportunities to have fun, get fit, socialise, explore and challenge yourself. But they also have to be managed and maintained which only is made possible through terrific sponsors, donations and/or volunteering.

topography pattern