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Plateau Loop Trail, Coalseam Conservation Park

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

This 3.2km return walk trail in Coalseam Conservation Park is renowned for its spectacular spring wildflower display and fascinating geological history.  The trail meanders through a rare eucalypt woodland and takes visitors to a plateau ridge to enjoy sweeping valley views over a majestic landscape.  Look carefully and walk quietly to discover some of the park’s birds and reptiles along the way.

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Miners campground, Coalseam Pk, 100km east of Geraldton or 440km (5 hours) north of Perth.

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Coalseam Conservation Park is 2WD accessible and one of the few areas where black coal can be seen on the Earth’s surface.  This trail takes you past one of the original coal mines of the area before guiding you on a gently upward sloping path through a sparse york gum woodland that forms part of the eucalypt woodlands of the Western Australian wheatbelt threatened ecological community. 

Once widespread, these trees and their understorey are remnants of a vegetation type that is now in danger of being lost forever.  In spring, carpets of a variety of everlastings and other wildflowers light the trailside with colour. On the plateau top, the trail leads through carpets of yellow pompom-head everlastings to take in a majestic view over the valley. Take time to stop and enjoy the sweeping views before completing the loop.

The trail leaves from miners campground where visitors can stay a night or two to enjoy the rest of the park.  Visit the Explore Parks website for more details.

Coalseam Conservation Park is located 115km inland from Geraldton, approximately 30km northeast of Mingenew or 60km south of Mullewa.  

Parks and Wildlife Service, Midwest Region Office, 1st Floor, The Foreshore Centre, 201 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton WA 6530

(08) 9964 0901

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Time / Duration

up to 2 hours return

Length

3.2km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Miners campground, Coalseam Pk, 100km east of Geraldton or 440km (5 hours) north of Perth.

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

Hazards & Warnings

Water crossing with slippery rocks when wet. Summer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. Trail has some steep slopes, uneven surfaces and loose rocks, caution is advised.

Facilities

The park has year-round access for all vehicles via well-formed gravel roads. However, during periods of heavy rain the Irwin River may flood and be impassable until the water level drops. Check with the Shire of Mingenew on the road condition following significant rainfall.
Camping for both caravans and tents is permitted at Miners with overflow camping at Breakaway. Be prepared for crowded conditions during weekends in the wildflower season, and the limit of a three night stay between late July and October.
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Best time of year

July to October to view the wildflowers

Fees

Camping fees apply.

Trail Access

Road. 2WD accessible but the 30 minutes on dirt road.

Prohibited Items

No fires, pets or firearms use are permitted in the park.
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