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Mokare Heritage Trail, Denmark

Urban Walk

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  • Less than 1 hour
  • 3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

The Mokare Heritage Trail is a three kilometre scenic walk or cycle route, ideal for families and visitors seeking to experience the beautiful views of the Denmark River and the birdlife, wildflowers and forest views provided by the karri trees, natural bushland and paperbarks that frame the river’s banks - all within easy access from the town centre.

The Mokare Heritage Trail near the Denmark River mouth.
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Berridge Park, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

A gentle walk and cycle path along the banks of the Denmark River under the karri trees.

River views and easy walk/cycle with picnic and BBQ facilities
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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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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour

Length

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.

Trail Start

Berridge Park, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

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 & Warnings

Sections of trail can be innundated by river during July to September. Beware of snakes in summer - December to May.

Facilities

Most 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
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • 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

Trail Access

Road, bus or cycle to Denmark

Prohibited Items

No horse riding
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