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About Merredin Bush Walk
This trail traverses a variety of habitats from Wandoo woodland to tamma thickets. The bush to the east of the trail is the home of the rare Mallee Fowl. Kangaroos, echidna and a variety of snakes and lizards are found in the reserve while most of the common bush bird species of Wheatbelt can be seen seasonally over a year. This trail links with the Rock Trail or you can return directly to your starting point.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
2.6 km loop
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
The trail starts in the carpark near the steps to the Merredin Railway Dam
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.
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Hazards & WarningsSummer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. Beware of snakes in summer - December to February. Rocks may be slippery when wet.
- Child Activities
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
All year, August to November for wildflowers
No fees apply
Self drive or train to Merredin
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Merredin PeakThe winds its way through the bush at the base of Merredin Peak
A Bridge Along the Trail
Trail MarkerThe trail is well signed all the way with metal triangle markers
Salmon GumsThe Salmon Gums glow a magnificent coppery colour in the early morning and late afternoon sunlight
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