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Pindan Trail, Broome Bird Observatory

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Pindan Trail is a flat and easy 1.2km loop walk encompassing Pindan woodland and a lookout over Roebuck Bay. The trail provides birdwatchers with a fantastic opportunity to view shoreline as well as woodland species.

Pindan trail at the Broome Bird Observatory
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Broome Bird Observatory, 25kms east of Broome, 2200km north of Perth

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The Pindan Trail is a flat and easy 1.2km loop walk encompassing Pindan woodland and a lookout overlooking Roebuck Bay. Vegetation is rich and diverse, with such species as Broome Pindan Wattle and the helicopter tree.

The trail starts at the Broome Bird Observatory, a not-for-profit bird research centre. There are unpowered sites for camping, an excellent campers kitchen as well as some cabins. In the dry-season, volunteer bird researchers are only too willing to tell you about birds in the area. As well, there is comprehensive interpretive signage about birds and the ecology in the area.

At low tide, expect to see big numbers of shoreline bird species. Many species are seasonal migrants from the Northern Hemisphere. Roebuck Bay is a bird habitat of huge international significance. 

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Time / Duration

Less than an hour

Length

1.2km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Broome Bird Observatory, 25kms east of Broome, 2200km north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

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.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley

Fees

Camping fees

Trail Access

Air, Drive or Bus to Broome. Drive to Observatory

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