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About Spinifex Trail, Broome Bird Observatory
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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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Less than an hour
Broome Bird Observatory, 25kms east of Broome which is 2200km north of Perth
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.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- View Platform
- Visitor Information Centre
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
Air, Drive or Bus to Broome. Drive to Observatory
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