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Rest Point to Walpole River, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

This is a short, easy paddle that is perfect for beginners. The Walpole River is the smallest of the three rivers that flow into the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park and has lush riparian vegetation.

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Rest Point Caravan Park, Rest Point Road, Walpole

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The sheltered waters of the Walpole River provide safe, easy paddling for beginners and excellent opportunities for bird spotting.

This paddle is 5km and takes you from the Rest Point, up the Walpole River to where the South Western Highway crosses the river. 

You can also paddle the Walpole River from Walpole Town Jetty or Swarbrick Jetty. 

Offering protection from the wind, the Walpole River is generally classified as easy with slow to fast moving water and few obstacles. Although the Walpole River flows all year round, about eighty percent of the discharge occurs during winter and spring, which can result in seasonal currents. 

You can paddle to a range of destinations from Rest Point. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Rest Point.  

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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Length

5 km return

What To Pack

Group F (Paddling trails) required.

Trail Start

Rest Point Caravan Park, Rest Point Road, Walpole

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Trail End

Facilities

  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area

Trail Access

Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Rest Point is 5km west of Walpole via the South Western Highway and Rest Point Road

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