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Pelican Trail/ River Walk, Augusta Pelican Trail/ River Walk, Augusta

Urban Walk

Cycle, Gravel, Rail Trail, Touring, Road
 in South West

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.4 km

This 1.2 kilometre trail of boardwalk, bridge and bitumen path is a great way to see the amazing Augusta Pelicans resting on the jetties and rocks. The path follows the Blackwood River from the boat ramp to the bottom of Albany Terrace . Lookout for dolphins as well.

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The Pelican Trail follows the banks of the Blackwood River estuary at the sleepy town of Augusta. It is magnificently peaceful, especially on calm evenings. For earlybirds, sunrises are spectacular. Often the tranquil waters are broken by surfacing dolphins and splashing fish.

As the name suggests, pelicans feeding and resting on rocks are an everyday event. There is nothing difficult about this trail and it is easily accessible from waterfront holiday homes and the town caravan park.   

The Pelican Trail/River Walk is just one in a network of trails following the Blackwood River and Augusta coastline (see Whale/ Ocean Trail, Harbour Views Trail and Coastal Walk Trail).

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour


2.4km return

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Boat ramp, bottom of Ellis St, Augusta, 315km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Bottom of Albany Terrace, Augusta

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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

Anytime of year

Trail Access

Drive or bus to Augusta, 315km south of Perth

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