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Trail StartGet directions
Thirsty Point Car park at the South West Corner.
Trail EndGet directions
Hansen Bay Lookout
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About Thirsty Point Trail, Cervantes
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.
Be trail ready for Thirsty Point Trail, Cervantes
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
1.88km each way
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
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
- Picnic Area
Best time of year
No fees apply
By car or bus to Cervantes, all or drive to the start of the trail from town.
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View to the coast
Thirsty Point Trail
Native Wisteria, signage.
Seat to have a break on
Hansen Bay Lookout
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