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Trail StartGet directions
Denmark Rivermouth at the heritage railway bridge, Hollings Rd, Denmark which is 420km (4.5 hours) south of Perth
Trail EndGet directions
The Hay River bridge, South Coast Highway
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About Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail, Denmark
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.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
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.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsExtra drinking water
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 & WarningsBeware of snakes, especially December - April. Trail is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
FacilitiesBBQ, 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
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Interpretive Centre
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- View Platform
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round
Road, bus or cycle to Denmark
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The Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail, DenmarkThe start of the Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail near the Denmark River
The Denmark RiverThe Denmark River near the start of the Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail
The Denmark heritage rail bridge over the Denmark RiverThe Denmark heritage rail bridge at the mouth of the Denmark River
Springdale BeachSpringdale Beach
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