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Wannamal Walk, Chittering

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

Enjoy a historical walk through the old town of Wannamal, the most north point of the Chittering region.

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Trail Start

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Wannamal Rest Area /Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area on Bindoon-Moora Road in Wannamal

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Wannamal Rest Area /Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area on Bindoon-Moora Road in Wannamal

Wannamal School

From 1967 to 1984, a one-room demountable

Recreation Grounds

From 1905 with the first cricket match in 1929

New Hall

Opened in 1982, noting that plans were drawn up in 1971!

Post Office (c. 1930's)

C. 1930's, following the abandonment of the ''Lot 3 PO''

Fettler's Hut

1921, originally home of Ellen and John Pratley

Ganger's Shed

Storage area for the ganger's trolley and other equipment

Length Runner's Hut

Used for overnight accommodation in-between 'runs'

Yonkoff's Mound

Grape vines and citrus trees were once tended here.

Ganger's House

The Ganger was the 'foreman' of the maintenance gang

Miscellaneous Huts

Small, basic huts constructed during the 1950's

Fettler's House

Once boasting an extensive vegetable garden.

Machinery Loading Ramp

Constructed in the 1950's from railway sleepers.

Ballast Pit

Excavation area for use on the railway line.

Stock Yards

A large milled timber constructed yard.

Fettler's House Hodges

The remains of the garden can be seen, especially in spring.

School Teachers House

Constructed in 1964, now a private residence.

Roads Board Well

This lot (6) was declared a water reserve in 1909

Breen's Store & Residence

Opened in 1927, four rooms covering 9m x 6m

Post Office - Lot 3

The Post Office moved to this location in 1908

Old Wannamal Hall

A Grand Ball celebrated its opening in 1912.

Wannamal Siding

The railway reached Wannamal in 1891.

Bridge

Original creek crossing, used until the early 1970's

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Enjoy a historical walk through the old town of Wannamal, the most northern townsite of the Chittering region.

During your walk you will pass through 26 historical sites dedicated to the pioneer men and women who toiled hard to establish the area.

For details on each historical site download the walk trail brochure here.

*Camping in Wannamal*

Camping is available at the Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area (Tail starting point). This is a free gravel overnight rest area with toilet and BBQ facilities. Unpowered. Suitable for caravan's wanting to stay overnight for 24 hours only.

Chittering Visitor Centre

(08) 9576 4664

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Time / Duration

90 minutes

Length

3200m loop trail

Trail Start

Wannamal Rest Area /Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area on Bindoon-Moora Road in Wannamal

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Trail End

Wannamal Rest Area /Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area on Bindoon-Moora Road in Wannamal

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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.

Difficulty Notes

Gentle slopes, no steps

Facilities

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  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Camping

Best time of year

All year, however to avoid the heat visit in late Autumn to spring time: May-November

Trail Access

Access via Wannamal Rest Area 2wd

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