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Yeagarup Dunes to Warren Beach Track, Pemberton

4WD inSouth West

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km
    • 4WD More Difficult

This track is in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park and starts at Leaning Marri campsite near Yeagarup Lake . The Lake is the ‘Gateway’ to the vast mobile sand dunes which stretch along this coastline. The journey across the dunes is challenging yet rewarding, with fantastic coastline awaiting you.

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Access is via Ritter Rd, Yeagarup which is 65km south of Nannup or 12km SW of Pemberton off Vasse Hwy.

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The pristine Yeagarup dunes form one of the largest dune systems in the world. The drive across the top of the dunes is amazing. The shady peaceful campsites situated at Lake Yeagarup are a great base to explore the dunes and coastal area. 

The Yeagarup Dunes are some of the largest in the South West. The track to the beach passes over the dunes and lower tyre pressures (10 to 16 psi depending on conditions) are necessary.  It is suited to high clearance four wheel drives only (no trailers). The track climbs up onto shifting dunes and you are required to follow a marked path for the first three or four kilometres which may be slightly different each time you visit. Please stay within the marker poles to assist in preserving the vegetation.

Travel time from Yeagarup Lake to the beach is around 40 minutes and is a scenic and interesting drive. The view from the top of the last hill to the ocean is vast and well worth the drive. When you reach the beach you can turn left to reach the mouth of the Warren River. Depending on the time of year and water flow you may be able to cross the river or it may be a sand bar. Crossing the river mouth can be extremely hazardous and many vehicles have been bogged attempting it.

There are some other challenging dunes to drive up. The most well known is Calcup Hill. This is south of the Warren River and can be used to exit the beach if you can cross the River.  However, you will need to have your tyres at very low pressures (about 10psi or lower) to get off the beach and up Calcup Hill, so bring a compressor to pump up tyres after your adventure. There is a side track towards the top that takes you back to Pemberton Northcliffe Road.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Approximately 1 hour to reach the beach

Length

About 6km to the beach followed by about 2km to Warren River mouth then another 2km to Calcup Hill turnoff.

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Access is via Ritter Rd, Yeagarup which is 65km south of Nannup or 12km SW of Pemberton off Vasse Hwy.

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Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.

Difficulty Notes

Sandy track with soft patches and steep hill climbs. Requires 4WD mode plus low range occasionally. Preferable to have 4WD experience in sand.

Hazards & Warnings

The river mouth may be blocked and you can drive around it. If it is flowing to the ocean you may be able to cross it with extreme caution.

Facilities

Ranger station at beginning of trail with toilets and area to let down tyres. The Leaning Marri campground is near the Ranger Station and Yeagarup Lake.
  • Camping
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

September to April.

Fees

National Park Fees

Trail Access

Road 4WD. Gravel roads then sand dunes.

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1 trail goers have rated Yeagarup Dunes to Warren Beach Track, Pemberton as 4 out of 5!

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Marco Zecca

Reviewed 20 Nov 2016, 9:43pm

Nice track, the access to the dunes requires some momentum, but nothing too serious.
Beautiful beach near the Warren River estuary, the crossing may be challenging, do not attempt if not sure!
Highly recommended!

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