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Len Otte Nature Trail, Cape Arid NP Len Otte Nature Trail, Cape Arid NP

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

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

Len Otte Nature trail is a moderately easy one kilometre loop walk in Cape Arid National Park. This nature trail was designed and established in 1979 by Len Otte, the first resident ranger at Cape Arid National park.  It was the first nature trail in any Western Australian national park and following his unexpected death, was dedicated as a fitting tribute to Len’s achievements and life at the park.

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The walk winds through woodlands and thickets up Belinup Hill (66 metres), showcasing the tremendous variety of plants in the area. Enjoy seasonal displays of yellow hibbertia, scarlet honeymyrtle and the golden southern plains banksia. There are also views across coastal heathland to Thomas River and Yokinup Bay. Walk trail surface consists of natural pavements made up of rock material including exposed granite and gravel. Sections of the walk were burnt by wildfire in November 2015.

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Time / Duration

1.5 hours

Length

1km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Cape Arid National Park, 125km (1.5 hours) east of Esperance, Thomas River rd

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts

Best time of year

All year round

Fees

National Park fees

Trail Access

Cape Arid National Park is 125km (1.5hours) east of Esperance. Access to Len Otte car park off Thomas River road

Prohibited Items

No pets, Bicycles or vehicles
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1 trail goers have rated Len Otte Nature Trail, Cape Arid NP as 3 out of 5!

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Michael Warren

Reviewed 22 Sep 2022, 5:32pm

Great little track that takes you on a loop around some varied ecosystems. plus also provides great views over the bay. We have located many different wildflowers/orchids on our walks. Has foot cleaning station to prevent spread of dieback.

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