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pupalong loop walk
Learn how important country is to the Noongar custodians of the Souuth West along this short, accessible loop trail at Point D'Entrecasteaux.
Walk along the dunes and clifftops which link Point D'Entrecasteaux and Windy Harbour via Cathedral Rock. Learn about the coastal plants and animals and their adaptations to this most demanding of environments.
This exciting walk winds its way along the cliff top, connecting Tookalup with Point D'Entrecasteaux and allowing visitors to experience the buffering of the winds which roar across the cliffs, while looking down at the churning Southern Ocean below. Please be extra careful as the limestone cliffs are soft and may collapse. Your safety is YOUR responisbility.
Mount Pingeryup & Mount Burnett
The views from the Mount Pingerup lookout are truly spectacular, taking in Broke Inlet, the Southern Ocean across the D'Entrecasteaux National Park and Walpole Wilderness area. The 5 km return trail winds it way through a range of vegetation types such as a swamp, granite outcrops and tall karri forest. One can see a range of amazing wildflowers during spring such as Grevilleas and Pineapple Bushes as well as orchids once past the junction with the Bibbulmun Track.
One can hike from the parking area across a boardwalk over a creek through jarrah forest and to a lookout on top of a granite outcrop. Return to the parking area via a loop trail that passes through more and past some bull baksia and grass trees.
On the top of the lookout there are lichens growing on some of the rocks. Lichens are composite organisms consisting of fungus with a photosynthetic partner.
Broke Inlet is a long, shallow lagoon located only 36km west of Walpole in the D'Entrecasteaux National Park. The inlet is a huge 4800 ha which receives run off water from the surrounding 928 square kilometres. The main contributory is the Shannon River as well as the 1350 mm of rain in the area. The water is brackish, seldom more than half sea water salinity. Water levels can vary from two metres above mean sea level before the sand bar at the mouth of the inlet breaks, to one metre above sea level towards the end of summer.
This area is largely undeveloped except for a small settlement at the edge of the water called Camfield, which is Shire of Manjimup land tenure. There are some shacks which are mainly used as holiday homes.
This pristine area lends itself to fantastic fishing, canoeing and bush walking. However access around Broke Inlet is restricted to protect the estuarine buffer zone from erosion and further loss of declared rare flora that exist here. Please enjoy but protect this area.
Picnic tables available at Mt Bernett & Mt Pingeryup
Fishing available at Broke Inlet
Parking is available