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Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail, Denmark

Bush Walk

Equestrian, Gravel, Rail Trail, Adaptive, E-Bike
inSouth West

  • Half day
  • 12 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail is an easy walk, cycle or horse ride with beautiful views of the Denmark River, the Wilson Inlet and the surrounding landscape.  The floral diversity along the trail is outstanding, and the bird watching is excellent.

The start of the Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail near the Denmark River
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Trail Start

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Denmark Rivermouth at the heritage railway bridge, Hollings Rd, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

Trail End

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The Hay River bridge, South Coast Highway

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The Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail follows the alignment of the Denmark-Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail and the Munda Biddi trail, between the Denmark River heritage rail bridge and the Hay River.  The trail passes through paperbark, banksia and eucalypt bushland fringing the Wilson Inlet, with rests and shelters along the way.  Sections of the trail are open for horse riding.

Starting at the heritage rail bridge over the Denmark River near the rivermouth, the trail meanders gently through paperbark, ti-tree and eucalypt river flats, and along the northern shore of the Wilson Inlet to Springdale Beach, then through more open shrublands to Rudgyard beach, from where it continues on to the Hay River bridge on the South Coast Highway.

The trail can be walked in shorter 4 km sections, by leaving a second vehicle at Springdale Beach, or at Rudgyard Place or at the Hay River, to avoid having to return to the starting point at the Denmark heritage rail bridge.

Denmark Visitor Centre

(08) 9848 2648

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Time / Duration

Up to 4 hours walking, or 2 hours cycling one way


12km one way, 24km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Denmark Rivermouth at the heritage railway bridge, Hollings Rd, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

The Hay River bridge, South Coast Highway

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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.

Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes, especially December - April. Trail is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.


BBQ, toilets and campground facilities near the start of the trail at the Denmark Rivermouth Campgrounds. Shelters and rest benches provided along the trail.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Path
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year round

Trail Access

Road, bus or cycle to Denmark

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1 trail goers have rated Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail, Denmark as 3 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 2 Jun 2022, 7:26pm

Nice trail with shelters & beaches to explore. Dual use with hikers, riders and horseriders.

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