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  • TOTAL TRAILS | Southern Forests & Valleys

    CYCLE OUR Bike Trails ABOUT US and OUR TRAILS The Southern Forests and Valleys region is an adventure playground of national parks, state forests, wide sandy beaches, pretty picnic spots, rolling hills, tranquil rivers and pictures landscapes. Our region is home of some of the most amazing trails for you to explore, no matter what your mode of transport. Walk, cycle, drive, paddle or horse trail through our stunning nature. There’s an experience waiting for you. ABOUT US and OUR TRAILS Trails Map CHOOSE YOUR TRAIL Anchor 1 WALK / RUN View Trails PADDLE View Trails DRIVE View Trails EXPERIENCE View Trails CYCLE View Trails EQUESTRIAN View Trails SHARE YOUR TRAILS VENTURE WITH @southernforestsandvalleys total trails For more on our region head to

  • Nannup - In Town | TOTAL TRAILS

    NANNUP - IN TOWN NANNUP HERITAGE TRAIL Take time to wander the streets, learn about the history and reflect on early settlement of the area. The Nannup Heritage Trail is a partnership project of the Nannup Shire and the Nannup Historical Society to document and acknowledge the significant cultural sites and heritage buildings in the townsite. ​ In total, 51 sites have been interpreted, detailing the stories of their establishment, previous use of the buildings, and the individuals who have helped to shape the town of Nannup. A companion booklet was also created, providing a self-guided tour of the sites, with some additional information. This Heritage Trail Guide can be purchased from the Nannup Caravan Park, the Community Resource Centre, the Shire offices and A Taste of Nannup. ​ NANNUP RIVERSIDE WALK - 2.5KM This 2.5km walk follows the Blackwood River foreshore from behind the Nannup Visitor Centre before looping back through the township of Nannup to arrive back at the Visitor Centre. On the trail one can see a raised timber deck ideal for bird watching, picnic benches as well as interpretive signage. Nannup is a picturesque, historic town. The town was first settled by travelers feeding, watering and resting their horses and bullocks. The town has maintained its historic link with pastoral developments and the timber industry. The main route through Nannup is still called Warren Rd as it follows the original cattle route to a homestead called "The Warren" in the Pemberton region. ​ ​ BLACKWOOD RIVER WALK TRAIL - 5KM one way This easy walking trail follows the Blackwood River as it flows through town. It offers 3 canoe drop-in points so can be used to canoe the river. See the App listing entitled Blackwood River Canoe Trail for more information. E xperience the river and seasonal changing landscape by walking this trail. Keep an eye out for the many species of bird that live along the river. In winter listen to the distinct chorus of each frog species. Throughout the year see how many varieties of wildflowers you can spot. The Blackwood River is one of the major waterways of the South West. It holds strong cultural, heritage, social and and environmental values for the residents and visitors. Nannup is named for an Aboriginal word meaning "Meeting Place". The Aboriginal name for the river is Goorbilyup - "The place of the snake's belly" ​ The walking trail is parked by posts and markers. Public toilets, barbecues and water is available at the Nannup Foreshore Park - this is also marked on the map. Tap this symbol for the park for more information.

  • Donnelley River Village | TOTAL TRAILS

    DONNELLEY RIVER VILLAGE CYCLE There are several cycling options in the beautiful forest around Donnelly River Village. The Pool Road Loop to the north east of the Village is nearly 14 km. The Yanmah Loop to the south east is about 17 km. There is a shorter 4.8 km loop near Wheatley Dam. Tap the map button then the map markers for more information. The Munda Biddi Trail also runs through Donnelly River Village. The trail section around the village has some of the most fun singletrack of the entire 1045 km Munda Biddi Trail. You can easily ride out and back on the Trail from the Village, creating your own half or full day trip. Please refer to the Munda Biddi Trail description in this App for much more information. ​ WALK TRACKS All of the tracks around The Village are well maintained and go through a variety of forests types. You'll walk through a lot of Karri forest. The most famous walking track running through The Village is the Bibbulmun Track. This 1000 km track goes from Perth to Albany on the south coast. You can walk a section of the Bibbulmun starting in the village. Three other short walk tracks are shown on the map. One goes to a huge Karri tree - the King Karri. This track, the dark green line on the map, is 3 km return from the Village and takes 1 hour. Another walk is a scenic route via the King Karri Track to Wheatley Dam (brown line). This pretty dam is THE place to go swimming if you're in the Village. This walk trail is 4 km return and takes 1.5 hours. Tap the map markers for more information about Wheatley Dam and King Karri. The map shows a third 4.8 km walking track. It's the red line. Tap the marker at the top of this track for more information. ​ DONNELLY RIVER VILLAGE HERITAGE TRAIL - 3km Donnelly River Village is a heritage listed 1950s timber mill town nestled deep in the heart of the southwest Karri Forests. Now dedicated to providing holiday accommodation, Donnelly offers lots of space for the kids to run around and meet the native animals, with peace and relaxation for the grown-ups too. A heritage trail through and around the village explores the history of Donnelly River Village. Tap the map button then the markers on the map for information about various points of interest along the trail. One of the attractions on the Heritage Trail is the original school. The museum is now located within this building. Borrow the key to the museum from the General Store and spend some time readinga bout life in a remote 1950s timber mill town, the characters in the community including the famous emu named Bill, and how timber was harvested and processed 70 years ago. “The Mill itself is a highlight of the Heritage Trail. Donnelly River Mill is rare, as it is the only remaining substantially intact example of a steam driven saw dust fuelled timber mill in Australia and is of exceptional cultural heritage and educational significance to the State of Western Australia." Register of Heritage Places July 2004. The mill operated from 1950 to 1978. It was powered by sawdust fired steam driven engines and is the only remaining example of its kind in Australia. The Robe steam engine was considered the "Rolls Royce" of steam engines and is still located in the mill. In 1958 a King Karri was cut down and transported to Kings Park as part of the National Tree week celebration. At the time of closure Bunnings Pty Ltd handed the mill to the State government "for the benefit of the people' with the machinery and workings deliberately left intact for this purpose. Since then, the government has commissioned studies to evaluate options for the mill but currently the mill is in a state of decline The mill and village are both heritage listed and a not-for-profit group, Save Donnelly Mill Inc 2018, has been established with the mission of conserving the mill so that it can become a static museum for the benefit of the public, the local community and tourism in the wider south west of Western Australia. The mill is currently fenced-off and closed to the public. You may view the mill from outside the fence. Search "Donnelly" in this App for more information about the town, and activities such as biking, mountain biking and swimming at the nearby Wheatley Dam. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

  • Gold Gully Drive | TOTAL TRAILS

    GOLD GULLY LOOP & DRIVE CYCLE This road ride starts in Nannup and loops just to the south of town on very quiet, narrow and good quality roads. You'll likely encounter little or no traffic. If ridden in a clockwise direction the first half gradually climbs up a meandering road through farmland along a river valley surrounded by hills. It's very pretty with great views. In winter and spring the farms are emerald green. The highest point is roughly at the eastern end of the loop. After this point the road sweeps back and forwards, up and down, through forest and a little farmland. It's mostly downhill and delightful to ride. The last 4 or 5 km are on the Vasse Highway. The elevation graph below is for travelling clockwise. DRIVE This beautiful short driving tour starts in Nannup and loops just to the south of town on very quiet, narrow and good quality roads. You'll likely encounter little or no traffic. If driven in a clockwise direction the first half gradually climbs up a meandering road through farmland along a river valley surrounded by hills. It's very pretty with great views. In winter and spring the farms are emerald green. The highest point is roughly at the eastern end of the loop. After this point the road sweeps back and forwards, up and down, through forest and a little farmland. The last 4 or 5 km are on the Vasse Highway. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

  • WBSR | Wheatly Camp

    WHEATLEY CAMP INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES Lot 306 & 307 Son Place Mottram Campsite - 45.5km Davies Campsite - 37.6km Shed Yards Toilets Picnic Table Fire Pit CAMP OTHER DETAILS Always Open Town water supply: tap on side of shelter. Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ Family Information Take the reins and follow in the hoof prints of the drovers who made the annual journey to the coast seeking additional pastures for their cattle. “I’d heard stories about it from dad, about the coast run and I remember I arrived there on horseback with a rucksack in front of me and saddlebags down beside the horse. And all the sand hills [we] had to climb up and over, and all the kangaroos hopping around in the scrub and the plains. It was entirely different from home and I found it very interesting.’ Thomas Wheatley Droving cattle to the coast for summer grazing sounds like a great adventure, but for many farming families, it was their way of life. Form the beginning of European settlement, colonists raised their farm animals on brush pastures. Lightly grazed, the natural grasses and creepers were able to sustain livestock. The use of bushland areas was regulated by the granting of grazing leases by the state Government. Many dairy farming families from the south-west took up freehold and leasehold properties on the coast and made the annual journey southwards with up to 300 cattle. ‘Because having the coast, we were able to rest our paddocks in the summer time. We didn’t have the worm problems…. We could probably carry thirty percent more stock because we relieved our pasture in the summer time, and it was just a great situation’. Tom Muir When the first rains of winter arrived to replenish the farms, the cattle would be brought home- just in time for calving. The practice of droving cattle to the coast started around 1860 and continued until the latter half of the twentieth century. As forested areas were developed, and traffic increased, droving on the highways became more difficult. Some farmers trucked their cattle to and from their coastal runs while others creased droving altogether. A change in government policy signaled the end of the droving era. Restrictions on how farmers could manage their coastal land and large areas of land being protected in national parks reduced access to the coast. In the 1980’s, many of the remaining pastoral leases were cancelled. They had to change the way the managed their farms and many diversified into other areas including beef cattle or fruit growing. Although farmers no longer take their cattle to the coast, you can follow the trail of those that did along the warren Blackwood Stock Route. From here at Bridgetown, you can ride west via Nannup or south via Manjimup and Quinninup to Broke Inlet. Previous Next

  • TOTAL TRAILS | Brochures

    BROCHURES SOUTHERN FORESTS Walk Trails | Pemberton, Northcliffe, Windy Harbour WALPOLE WILDERNESS Walk Trails | Walpole & Surrounds TRAIL MAP Pemberton Mountain Bike Park SOUTHERN FORESTS & Surrounding Areas BLACKWOOD RIVER Canoe Trails MANJIMUP Walk & Cycle Trails DONNYBROOK Walk Trails BOYUP BROOK Walk Trails NANNUP TANK 7 Mountain Bike Trails Network Map RACECOURSE FLORA RESERVE Walk Trails | Balingup WALPOLE WILDERNESS & Surrounding Areas WALPOLE & NORNALUP INLETS Marine Park D'ENTRECASTEAUX National Park | Drive GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK Walk Trail | Balingup LITTLE SCHOOLS TRAIL Bridgetown & Greenbushes BIRDWATCHING Bridgetown & Greenbushes GREENBUSHES POOL BOARD WALK Walk Trail HERITAGE AMBLE Greenbushes | Walk Trial NEW ZELAND GULLY Greenbushes | Walk Trial MINING HERITAGE WALK Greenbushes | Walk Trial SCULTURE STALK Boyup Brook CYCLE & WINE TOUR Pemberton For more on our region head to

  • Tank 7 | TOTAL TRAILS

    TANK 7 MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK ​ This bike park is now open! On the Experience Nannup App map, you can tap map markers for information. Tap an arrow marker, for example, for information about a trail segment. The Tank 7 Mountain Bike Park trail network suits beginner to expert riders. These world-class trails are some of the best in Western Australia. The trails range from cross country Olympics (XCO) and flow, to All Mountain and technical gravity trails. There's even an extreme (Double Black) trail with gap jumps up to 12 metres wide for very experienced riders. You're gonna have fun! ​ Warning. Trails are built to the Western Australian Mountain Biking Guidelines. They are harder than many other places in WA. Don't assume that because you can ride a black trail elsewhere that you'll be able to ride one here. Read the trail type guidelines on what to expect. Do a sight ride first to scope out trails. ​ The major trail heads are shows on the map as "P"symbols: * Brockman Trailhead . The main trail head. This is the most right-hand of the 3 parking symbols on the map. It is located next to the emu sculpture. * Tank 7. At the Tank 7 lookout . This is the lower left parking symbol on the map. * Galena Trailhead . This is the upper left parking symbol on the map. There are several climbing trails you can use to access the trail network. On the map tap the parking symbols (the "P"s) to read about the climbing tracks from each parking area. ​ The trails flow across and down the big hills to the south of Brockman Highway. On the map the highest elevation point is the bottom right of the network (SE corner). The lowest point is the top left of the map (NW corner). A high ridge extends from the SE to the SW edge of the area. If you're riding north (towards the top of the screen) or west (to the left) you're usually going downhill. Note: - There are trails under construction not marked on the map. These are signed and are closed to the public. Please do not ride these trails. Riding closed trail can be dangerous and can ruin the hard work of trail builders. Public car shuttling of riders up the hill is not allowed except for the road on the map with the brown car symbol. Elsewhere there are gates restricting access. This is to provide safety to riders, runners and walkers using the site. Commercial shuttles will offer shuttle access in the future. If you find part of a trail too hard to ride, please do not construct trail to bypass the difficulty, Instead keep practising and come back when you're ready! No motorbikes allowed. They rip up the trails. \ Some mobile phone providers such as Telstra have full coverage in the Tank 7 Mountain Bike Park trail network. Some don't. BYO water. None is available in the bike park. There are no toilets, camping, shops, barbecue facilities, accommodation or medical facilities in the bike park. You'll find all of these in Nannup Use this App to find places. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP OPEN MAP

  • WBSR | Muir Camp

    MUIR CAMP INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES Smeathers Road Egerton-Warburton - 29.7km Mottram Campsite - Shed Yards Toilets Picnic Table Fire Pit CAMP OTHER DETAILS Always Open Limited Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ ​ Family Information The trips to the coast happened long before mobile communication and, once at the coast, the drovers were completely isolated. They had to be tough, self-sufficient and capable of dealing with any situation that arose. Snakes, dingoes, falls from horses and quicksand were just a few of the dangers that they had to contend with. Some families had arrangements with nearby landholders that, if a bonfire was lit in a particular place, it meant that they needed help. Sometimes there was no choice but to get back in the saddle and keep going. Not only did the drovers have to look after themselves, they had to ensure that their precious cattle and horses returned safely to their home farms. They had to be ever vigilant of what the animals grazed on as plants like heartleaf poison and zamia could make the animals very sick. One of the biggest problems for the drovers in the early years was coastie, a wasting disease that affected the cattle when they spent extended periods on the coast. The cattle would lose weight and condition, their hair would fall out and many died. In the late 1930s, it was discovered that coastie was caused by a lack of cobalt in their diet. Coastie could then be treated with a cobalt pellet that was put down the animal’s throat. It lodged in their gut and slowly released the cobalt into their digestive system. ‘the advent of using copper and cobalt was a wonderful situation. In fact, I ran the coast here with me cattle for five years and never lost a beast. Prior to that, we’d always lost two or three from coastie disease.’ Jim Muir Jeff and Blick in action - Muir Family Previous Next

  • Sunnyside Reserve | TOTAL TRAILS

    SUNNYSIDE RESERVE Sunnyside is situated adjacent to the Blackwood River 12.5km out of Bridgetown along Tweed Rd. The Carbannup Brook flows from the south and meets the Blackwood River within the reserve, which initially was used as a stock watering point. It was vested with the Shire of Bridgetown -Greenbushes in 1971 for recreational purposes. Sunnyside Hall was built in 1921 and was first used for monthly dances. The hall and oval are still used for many local activities including the annual Sunnyside New Year's Day cricket game. Sunnyside has healthy vegetation and a variety of plants, which provide valuable habitat for wildlife. An initial survey has identified 120 species, which include various native buttercups, Running Postman and Native Wisteria, as well as Red and Green Kangaroo Paws. The vegetation is predominantly Jarrah-Marri open woodland with an understory of wattle, pea scrub and native grasses. A number of plants were used by Aboriginal people as food, including the small sweet fleshy fruit of Australian Bluebells, Bardi grubs, which live in the trunks of dying trees and fruits of the Zamia, which requires a lengthy period of treatment to be made edible.

  • WBSR | Brockman Camp

    BROCKMAN CAMP INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES Krauklas Road Dunnet Campsite - Kookaburra Stopover - 35.2km Shed Yards Toilets Picnic Table Fire Pit CAMP OTHER DETAILS Always Open Limited Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ FAMILY INFORMATION Warren Blackwood Stock Route was developed in discussion with local families who used the stock route to move cattle around the region, these are excerpts from their stories, their full stories are available at state libraries: ​ ​' ….. we had a shanty hut at the coast which was quite comfortable not really comfortable. It was just an open…tin roof and where we slept had a few weatherboards, slab-boards up against the wall with about a half-inch gap between them’ Anthony Egerton-Warburton Going to the coast was an annual trip for the droving families and many of them built huts along the route and on their land whether it was freehold or leasehold. Some huts were simple lean-to’s with bush poles and sheets of tin designed to shelter the drovers and their provisions from the rain. Others were more permanent with walls, chaff bag beds and a little galley for cooking. Some families built cattle yards and sunk wells in an effort to make life on the coast more comfortable. The Mottram family built a hut down near the Gardner River. ‘Well that was slab-walls and it had a tin roof on it. And our beds, they were slab beds too! So they weren’t very soft. But, you know, looking now, you’d say peoples wouldn’t sleep on those. But we didn’t think anything about it. We just… a few rushes on the top and there you’d sleep there like a log.’ Cliff Mottram. The huts along the droving routes were simpler and usually made from tin and these were used by anyone who needed them. ‘There were two or three other tin huts on the road by the yards which we camped in if it was very wet. Often it was better out of them. They sometimes had fleas in them. Those sort of things, Snakes’. Anthony Egerton-Warburton ​ Old Stock Route Hut - Bev Mottram Previous Next

  • WBSR | Davies Camp

    DAVIES CAMP INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES Willow Springs Wheatley Campsite - 37.6km Davies Campsite - 25.4km Shed Yards Toilets Picnic Table Fire Pit CAMP OTHER DETAILS Always Open Limited Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ ​ Family Information ‘the older cows would lead and the younger ones would drag. You’d have to push them along. Keep pushing them along to keep up with the leaders. The leaders seemed to enjoy going to the coast for a holiday.’ Dodwell Davies. The drovers, their horses, dogs and up to several hundred cattle would leave their farms after milking finished around Christmas or New Year, and start their journey to the coast. It would take several days and they followed well-travelled routes. It must have been a wonderful sight - the cattle walking slowly along the tracks accompanied by several drovers on horseback with a dog or two chasing up any that strayed. The cattle grazed on the scrub along the way and drank from water courses as they crossed them. A few drovers had cattle yards at the overnight stops while others would muster the cattle in the morning before setting off. Although there were some huts along the way, usually when the drovers were ready to hit the hay, they slept in their swags under a tree if it was raining, they would sling up a tarp or tent. Riders carried their rug roll or swag across the saddle as well as a bumble bag. This was a sack that was sewn up at the top but open along one side. It was slung over the horses back and contained meat, bread, tea and other supplies for the journey. ‘Well, it was a wonderful experience because it was just my father and I and we carried everything on our horses and camped; carried our swags on the front of the horse, rolled it out at night and slept in it Got up early in the mornings! Anthony Egerton-Warburton ​ Previous Next

  • Timberline Loop | TOTAL TRAILS

    TIMBERLINE LOOP The Timberline Loop makes a fun half-day mountain biking ride or pleasant 2-day hiking trip. The loop, as shown on the map, when travelled in an anti-clockwise direction, follows the Munda Biddi Track (this section is also known as the Sidings Rail Trail) north until it heads south again along the Timberline Trail. You can ride it in the opposite direction, or skip the Munda Biddi part completely by riding out and back on the Timberline Track. If you ride the track anti-clockwise the first half of the route follows the Munda Biddi Trail. It's a wide, smooth, and mainly straight gravel path. The elevation gain is so gradual you may not even notice it. Keep a look out for some old telegraph poles (marked on map) and sections of the railway line that have been kept intact .At the northern extreme of the loop you turn left and bear south along the Old Timberline Trail. The next 8 or so kilometres is on a good gravel road through beautiful forest and bush beside the pretty St Johns Brook. It's a little hillier here. You'll pass the Sleeper Hewers camp site then a spectacular ruined railway bridge from the days of logging 100 years ago. The track passes by Barrabup Pool (a great place to swim) then Workmans Pool before heading back to Nannup on mostly fairly easy single track. Tap the map markers for more information about Barrabup Pool, Workmans Pool and Sleeper Hewers camp. Note: that the Sleeper Hewers camp has a hut with bunk beds for 8 people, a rain water tank, toilets, a picnic table and access to a swimming hole on St Johns Brook. See the map. The Timberline Trail mostly follows the path of wood powered steam driven locomotives which hauled logs from the forest to the Barrabup Mill and later Nannup Mill. When the government opened the railway between Busselton and Nannup in 1909, the Kauri Timber Company established the Barrabup Mill on the banks of St John Brook near the Workers Pool camp ground and built a connecting railway to Cambray Siding (on the government line). The Barrabup Mill employed 150 men in its heyday and could produce 30,000 super feet of timber per day. A "super foot" is a unit of timer volume measurement - it equals the volume of a one-foot length of a board, one foot wide and one inch thick. The timber town had a school, doctor and nurse, boarding house, billiard hall and post office. Company railway lines criss-crossed the bush bringing the highly prized Jarrah logs to the mill. When a new mill was established in Nannup in 1925, the Barrabup Mill and timber town were closed. Almost everything was dismantled and transferred to the new mill. The Old Timberline Trail follows the path of some of the Kauri Timber Company lines. At Cambray Siding, the trains topped up their water from a water tank at the siding before continuing on to Busselton jetty ​ CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

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