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Rotary South Bank River Trail, Margaret River

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

Rotary South Bank River Trail is an easy 2.4 kilometre loop walk along the north and south shores of the beautiful Margaret River.

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Trail Start

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Rotary Park, Margaret River, 280km (3 hours) south of Perth

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Starting in Rotary Park the trail follows the track along the north shore to the bridge and river crossing at Barret Street Weir. The trail then returns to Rotary Park via the south shore and the footbridge at the old settlement across the river into Rotary Park.

The park is set amongst towering native trees which offer plenty of shade even on the hottest of days.

Rotary Park is the perfect place to stop and rest when travelling through Margaret River without stopping in Margaret River town itself.

Set along the Margaret River with a footbridge across the water to the Margaret River Heritage area, the stop is relaxing, educational and beautiful.

Trail Head

There is a wishing well if you feel like making a wish. This is also the trail head for the Ten Mile Brook cycle and walking Trail, a 15km return trail along the brook to the Ten Mile Brook Dam.

This is the starting point of the Margaret River heritage Trail which takes you on a nice easy walk along the river across a small bridge and back to the Rotary Park.

Keep an eye out for the White- breasted Robin, Golden Whistler and other bush Birds. This is also a great spot for Wildflowers in the spring!

When you cross the lovely wooden footbridge over the Margaret River you will find original settlers buildings including the Old Milking Shed, Dairy and Group House.

Margaret River Visitor Centre

(08) 9780 5911

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Time / Duration

40 minutes


2.4km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Rotary Park, Margaret River, 280km (3 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

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
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year


Trail Access

Road or Bus

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1 trail goers have rated Rotary South Bank River Trail, Margaret River as 5 out of 5!

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Ann-Marie Carpanini

Reviewed 18 Dec 2019, 11:28am

Plenty of parking, toilets and bbq available at the main car park. Beautiful walk, have your camera ready as there were so many birds and butterflies around. Stop to take a look at the old settlement which is also by the hairy marron cafe. Lots of shade from trees so suitable to go when the sun is at its hottest. Pack your swimming costume too as you wil cross over the margaret river - barrett st weir is a great refreshing dip before the walk back.

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