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About Mt Clare Summit Trail, Walpole-Nornalup NP
This track follows the Bibbulmun Track from the parking area on Tinglewood Drive to the summit of Mount Clare. A gradual uphill walk takes you through magnificent tingle and karri forest. From the rest area, where the Bibbulmun Track continues to the Nuyts, the walk becomes slightly more difficult, however, your reward is the view to the coast and across the Walpole Wilderness.
The Walpole Wilderness area embraces seven National Parks, Forest Conservation Areas and Nature Reserves, totaling 363,000 hectares, including areas of classified wilderness. About 20,000 hectares within the Walpole Wilderness area are classified “wilderness”.
To get to the carpark drive approximately eight kilometres west of Walpole along the South West Highway. Turn onto Tinglewood Road and travel about a kilometre along the gravel road.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
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
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
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Hazards & WarningsNo pets or fires
FacilitiesThere is a Bibbulmun Track campsite on the summit of Mount Clare, accessible by foot.
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
Best time of year
March to November
National Park fees
By road 400km along south west highway (5 hours) to Tinglewood Drive, 6km west of Walpole. Follow Tinglewood Drive for 1 km to parking area on right hand side.
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