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Thirsty Point Trail, Cervantes

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.88 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

Thirsty Point Trail is an easy 1.88km (each way) trail that follows the coastline between Thirsty Point and Hansen Lookout at Cervantes, with stunning coastal and ocean views for most of the way. It is pet friendly.

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Trail Start

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Thirsty Point Car park at the South West Corner.

Trail End

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Hansen Bay Lookout

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Starting from Thirsty Point car park the first part of the trail is firm gravel, but eventually becomes a sandy track. Most of the trail is flat or gently sloping, with the exception of the short climb up to the lookout! 

There are a number of informative signs along the way providing interesting information about things you can see along the trail. Expect to see wildflowers between August and October.

The trail can be accessed from either end or in the middle.

If you want a longer walk, from the lookout you can continue along Hansen Bay Rd and follow the path around Lake Thetis and the stromatolites, before returning to town along Cervantes Rd.

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Time / Duration

1-3 hours


1.88km each way

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Thirsty Point Car park at the South West Corner.

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Trail End

Hansen Bay Lookout

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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.


  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area

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No fees apply

Trail Access

By car or bus to Cervantes, all or drive to the start of the trail from town.

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