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About Plateau Loop Trail, Coalseam Conservation Park
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.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
up to 2 hours return
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
Additional Useful ItemsNo drinking water available in the park.
Miners campground, Coalseam Pk, 100km east of Geraldton or 440km (5 hours) north of Perth.
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.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsWater 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.
FacilitiesThe 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.
- Car Park
Best time of year
July to October to view the wildflowers
Camping fees apply.
Road. 2WD accessible but the 30 minutes on dirt road.
Prohibited ItemsNo fires, pets or firearms use are permitted in the park.
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Sea of colour
A carpet of colour as far as the eye can see.
The trail among the colour.
Up on the plateau and view to the Irwin River below.
A sight to delight.
Sprawling carpet of everlastings.
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