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About Mokare Heritage Trail, Denmark
This loop trail is an easy three kilometre walk or cycle, starting at Berridge Park in the Denmark townsite and meandering along the western river bank to the heritage Railway Bridge, where it crosses the Denmark River, to return to Denmark town along the eastern river bank.
This easy walk under the karris and paperbarks along the riverbanks offers beautiful river views and good bird-watching.
The Mokare Heritage Trail also offers a glimpse of Denmark's rail and settlement heritage, passing over the heritage Railway Bridge near the mouth of the Denmark River. The trail is named after Mokare, an early Aboriginal leader from Albany who assisted Dr Thomas Wilson on his 1829 expedition to the Denmark district.
The trail links with the Munda Biddi Cycle Trail and the Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail at the heritage Railway Bridge, where interpretative signage explains the history of the area, and trail users can stop for a BBQ or picnic in the gazebo shelter provided.
Sections of the eastern river bank pathway are subject to inundation during winter when the river water-level is high, during July - September.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
3 km loop. Trail can be walked in shorter 15 minutes sections.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Berridge Park, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth
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 & WarningsSections of trail can be innundated by river during July to September. Beware of snakes in summer - December to May.
FacilitiesMost of the facilities are in the town of Denmark. River access points and hire of kayaks and paddle boats from nearby caravan park
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- Access without assistance for the Disabled
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Path
- Bicycle Rack
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Interpretive Centre
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- View Platform
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round, short sections of the trail may be innundated in July to September
Road, bus or cycle to Denmark
Prohibited ItemsNo horse riding
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The Mokare Heritage Trail, DenmarkThe Mokare Heritage Trail near the Denmark River mouth.
The Mokare Heritage TrailThe Mokare Heritage Trail, view of the Denmark heritage rail brige over the Denmark River.
The Denmark RiverThe Mokare Heritage Trail follows the Denmark River banks.
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