Attractions

John Rate Lookout

Views over pristine waterways, and great for a picnic on your travels.

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The Channels

Walpole-Nornalup

Attractive picnic spot surrounded by towering karri, marri and tingle forest overlooking the channel between the Walpole and Nornalup inlets along The Knolls Scenic Drive.

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Monastery Landing

'Quiet as a Monastery here.'

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Sandy Beach

Walpole-Nornalup

A beautiful beach for a picnic, a spot of fishing and a safe place for swimming. Perfect for a family day out.

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Mount Clare

Enjoy a picnic under the tall karri and tingle trees and take a walk to the summit of Mount Clare which has stunning views of the Southern Ocean and Walpole Wilderness.

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Conspicuous Cliff

From the lookout over Conspicuous Cliff, take in the powerful beauty of the southern coastline.

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Coalmine Beach

Walpole-Nornalup

Popular picnic spot on the shores of Nornalup Inlet, and a great place to launch a small boat, canoe or kayak to explore the marine park's waters.

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Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

Walpole-Nornalup

Explore the ancient giant tingle forest of the Walpole Wilderness and take a walk in the tree tops 40m high above the ground.

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Irwin Inlet

Boating, fishing, picnicking....a peaceful spot to enjoy the inlet. 

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Giant Tingle Tree

Deep in the heart of outstandingly beautiful tingle and karri forest, the Giant Tingle Tree is the site of a huge fire-hollowed red tingle tree.

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Hilltop Lookout

Hilltop offers spectacular views over the Southern Ocean and Nornalup Inlet, Saddle Island and Goose Island.

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Circular Pool

A delightful place to enjoy the forest and breathe in the fresh air.

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Rest Point Saw Pit

An historic sawpit which demonstrates how timber was sawn in the area from the 1860s.

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Rest Point

Walpole-Nornalup

An historic gazebo at the end of a jetty is a well known landmark at this popular fishing spot and boat launching site, adjacent to a privately operated caravan park.

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Isle Road

Walpole-Nornalup

Picnic spot and an area to launch small boats, great for fishing and kayaking. 

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Irwin Inlet Picnic Area

A picnic spot on the banks of the Irwin Inlet near Peaceful Bay.

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Trails

Ancient Empire Walk

Bush Walk
455 metres

The Ancient Empire walk is an easy interpretative trail located at the well-known Valley of the Giants in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.  It meanders across the forest floor between 400-year-old red-tingle trees.  Walking into the hollows of the giant tingle trees is an experience not to be missed!

Shedley Drive Loop Walk

Bush Walk
8 kilometres

This is an eight kilometre loop walk, taking in the summit of Mt Clare , the Deep River suspension bridge and the beautiful karri and tingle forest.

Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail

Bush Walk
6 kilometres

This easy six kilometre return trail runs from Walpole Nornalup Visitor Centre to the Coalmine Beach Caravan Park on the scenic Nornalup Inlet. It traverses interesting swampland, with much of the walk on boardwalk.

Conspicuous Beach to Rame Head Campsite

Bush Walk
6.6 kilometres

A spectacular walk along coastal cliffs with outstanding and far reaching views east and west along the south coast.  This Bibbulmun Track day walk from Conspicuous Beach to Rame Head Campsite is 6.6km return.

Deep River Loop Walk

Bush Walk
4.2 kilometres

This four kilometre hike takes in the summit of Mount Clare, the karri and tingle forest and the suspension bridge on the Deep River. This loop walk will take around one and a half hours.

Frankland River Paddle

Bush Walk
13 kilometres

A wonderfully secluded paddle along the quiet forested Frankland River in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. The trail marked on the map is 6.5km making a round trip of 13km, but you can choose to turn around earlier if you don’t want to paddle the full distance.  Deepwater and easy navigation make this a suitable paddle for the family.

Giant Tingle Tree to Coalmine Beach

Bush Walk
6.1 kilometres

This Bibbulmun Track day walk from the Giant Tingle Tree to Coalmine Beach is 6.1 km one way or 12.2 km return. The walk is in the Walpole Wilderness area, which boasts some of Western Australia’s most spectacular landscapes, coasts, habitats and vegetation.

Mount Clare Summit Trail

Bush Walk
2.4 kilometres

A short and gradual 2.4km return walk to the summit of Mount Clare which offers views of the Southern Ocean and the Walpole Wilderness.

Accommodation

Coalmine Beach Holiday Park

Walpole-Nornalup

There is a variety of accommodation to choose from including luxury glamping tents, fully equipped en-suite chalets, cosy cabins with shared amenities or powered and unpowered sites. It is the ideal location to get away from it all, whether it’s a couple of night’s stay or two weeks of play. 

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