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Spinifex Trail, Broome Bird Observatory

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Spinifex Trail is a flat easy 1.7km loop starting near the camp kitchen at the Broome Bird Observatory (Shadehouse). This directionally marked trail through savannah woodland is a must do for nature lovers. There are so many birds, especially early morning before the day heats up.

Spinifex Trail at the Broome Bird Observatory
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Broome Bird Observatory, 25kms east of Broome which is 2200km north of Perth

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This trail through savannah woodland features many birds, especially early morning before the day heats up. Early morning might reveal red-backed and variegated fairy wrens perching on the fence line, which follows part of the trail. On most mornings the woodland echoes with the beautiful calls of Rufous Whistlers and Pied Butcherbirds competing with Noisy Grey-crowned Babblers. Look out for red-winged parrots lighting up the blue sky with their brilliant colours.      

Agile Wallabies are often seen feeding along the track then fleeing into the bush. Reptiles are also well represented, with dragon lizards, bluetongues and snakes sometimes encountered. On this trail you can include the viewing platform over Roebuck Bay where foraging wading birds can be seen at low tide. At high tide, you might lucky enough to see the rare snubfin dolphin.     

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Time / Duration

Less than an hour

Length

1.7km loop

Trail Start

Broome Bird Observatory, 25kms east of Broome which is 2200km north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley

Fees

Camping fees

Trail Access

Air, Drive or Bus to Broome. Drive to Observatory

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