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About Preston River Loop and Indigenous Walk Trail, Donnybrook
On the east side of the South West Hwy in Donnybrook you’ll find the Waugyl Sculpture and the entry to the Indigenous Walk Trail and the Preston River Loop Walk.
The Waugyl Sculpture and Indigenous Walk Trail was created to lead walkers from the Donnybrook main street down to the suspension bridge, and over the Preston River. The elders shared their knowledge, stories and ideas.
The Dreamtime story of the creation of what we now call the Preston River and many other stories can be read as you walk the Donnybrook Indigenous Walk Trail. Information about the plant and animal life in the area, as well as the features of the six seasons unfold as you begin the walk through the waterwise garden. The Trail allows you to wander over the suspension bridge and read more as you explore the grassy area on the far side.
For another 20 minutes, keep walking south along the well-worn dirt track by the River until you come to the weir (low level bridge), which should only be crossed if there is no water running over it. The Trail returns along the west bank of the Preston River where you can enjoy a shady and attractive stroll back towards Donnybrook townsite.
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Time / Duration
1.8 loop if you can cross the dam wall
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
South West Highway, Donnybrook, 198km (2hrs) south of Perth
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Best time of year
All year round
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