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Swarbrick Jetty to Walpole River, Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network

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Set out on an easy paddle across the Walpole Inlet and up the Walpole River. This is a great place to go bird spotting or to enjoy the lush, riverine scenery.

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Swarbrick Jetty, Walpole Street, Walpole

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This paddle is 6km return and takes you from the Swarbrick Jetty, 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 Rest Point. 

The Walpole Inlet icovers 100 hectares and doesn't get much deeper than 1 metre!

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 Swarbrick Jetty. Look for other suggestions in the Kapagup Nornalup Paddle Network on TrailsWA or on the trailhead signage at Swarbrick Jetty.  

Walpole-Nornalup Visitor Centre

(08) 9840 1111

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Length

6km return

What To Pack

Group F (Paddling trails) required.

Trail Start

Swarbrick Jetty, Walpole Street, Walpole

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Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Walpole is about 430km south of Perth. Swarbrick Jetty is accessed off Walpole Street

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