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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 CHOOSE YOUR TRAIL WALK / RUN View Trails PADDLE View Trails DRIVE View Trails EXPERIENCE View Trails CYCLE View Trails EQUESTRIAN View Trails Out of gallery SHARE YOUR TRAILS VENTURE WITH @southernforestsandvalleys total trails For more on our region head to

  • Bushfire Protocol | TOTAL TRAILS

    BUSHFORE PROTOCOL FOR MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON BUSHFIRES VISIT: Trail Closure: The following information has been extracted and adapted from the Department of Parks and Wildlife advisory note ‘Parks & Wildlife Closure Protocols for National Park and Recreation Site due to Fire Danger Rating’. Western Australia has adopted a nationally agreed Fire Danger Rating scale to help communities understand information about bushfire risk. Every day during the fire season the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasts an outlook of the fire danger index by considering elements of the predicted weather including temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and dryness of vegetation. State fire agencies, in consultation with the Bureau, then consider a range of other factors relating to that area to set the Fire Danger Rating. Factors include the length of time the fire danger index has been elevated, the extent of the fire already in the landscape, fuel and dryness and the likelihood of weather events such as lightning. The designated Bureau of Meteorology weather forecast districts relevant to this bridle trail are: District 22 Leeuwin District 23 Nelson Fire Danger Ratings are communicated to the wider community through weather forecasts, newspapers, radio, TV and on websites, including: Department of Fire Emergency Services website www.dfes.wa.gov.au and emergency information line 13 DFES (13 3337) ABC and local commercial radio stations The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions - Parks and Wildlife Service website www.dpaw.wa.gov.au In relation to parks and recreation sites managed by The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions - Parks and Wildlife Service, a list of closed parks will usually be provided on the Parks and Wildlife website www.dpaw.wa.gov.au and through the general and social media during the day before the forecast Very High to Catastrophic Fire Danger Day. On days of Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating, all parks and reserves managed by Parks and Wildlife identified as significant bushfire risk will be closed. On days of Extreme, Severe and Very High Fire Danger Rating the majority of parks should remain open. However, there are exceptions where parks will be closed including: where an area is identified as high bushfire risk; where existing fire suppression commitments reduce response capacity; and on any day with a Total Fire Ban. It is strongly recommended that people do not ride the bridle trail if the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above. This approach is in line with recommendations for the use of other long distance trails in WA, such as the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail. Fire Survival Measures: The following guidance has been adapted from information on the Munda Biddi website (www.mundabiddi.org.au ), which is based on advice from the Department of Parks and Wildlife. This advice should be followed in the event of a bushfire emergency whilst on the bridle trail. For all emergencies contact Emergency Services by dialling 000. The Police are the agency responsible for search and rescue in WA. They will usually involve the Department of Parks and Wildlife in searches on the trail. Radiated heat: Radiated heat can kill you if you are unprotected from an intense fire burning in heavy fuels or caught in front of a fast-moving fire. Fire intensity is affected by the amount and type of fuel available to the fire and is greatest at the head of the fire. Radiant heat travels in straight lines. You can protect yourself by having a barrier between you and the fire. Use any means that will shield you from radiant heat. To protect yourself from radiant heat: Cover all exposed skin with materials made from natural fibre (e.g. wool, drill cotton). Synthetic materials burn easily and should be avoided except as a last resort. Find refuge in a vehicle that is parked away from heavy fuels, in a house, behind logs or rocks, in holes made by fallen trees, or in deep wheel ruts. Dig a hole or a trench if the soil is soft. ​ Survival in a vehicle: Should you be in a vehicle and trapped in a bushfire, statistics and research show that the vehicle offers you the best chance of survival, provided you follow these basic rules: Select an area on which to park the vehicle that has the least amount of flash fuels (leaves and small branches which burn quickly and intensely). Where possible use road cuttings, large logs or similar objects to protect the vehicle from the oncoming fire. This will also provide you with extra protection against radiant heat. Use any available time to remove flash fuels from the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, but do not exhaust yourself in doing so. Do not attempt to back burn or burn down-wind. Turn the hazard lights on, and keep the motor running to avoid vapour lock. Ensure all windows, doors and vents are shut to keep out smoke, heat and burning embers. Set the air conditioning to recycle. Remain outside the vehicle for as long as possible, using it as protection. When it becomes impossible to remain outside, enter your vehicle quickly on the lee side. Protect yourself from radiant heat by remaining on the floor and covering your body with a blanket or rugs, floor carpets, etc. Remain in the vehicle for as long as possible. The flaming or flash period rarely exceeds 5- 10 minutes in a forest fire or 2 minutes in a grass fire. Exit on the lee side and take care not to touch the outside of the vehicle. Contrary to popular belief fuel tanks do not just explode. Even in the worst situation it will be some minutes before the vehicle catches fire and the heat becomes intolerable. Remember, those few minutes will probably save your life. ​ Escape routes without a vehicle: If caught without a vehicle in a bushfire, follow these guidelines: Remain calm, never try to outrun a fire. Individuals must be encouraged not to break away from a group. Don’t run, but cycle/walk/ride briskly if there is a clearly indicated way of escape. Use any hills or elevated sites to determine where the fire is and the direction it is taking. Seek bare or previously burnt ground, e.g. gravel pits, clearings, roads, beaches. Move across slopes and out of the path of the fire. Do not run ​ Seeking refuge without a vehicle: If you get caught without a vehicle in a bushfire, follow these guidelines: Seek bare or previously burnt ground which provides a buffer between you and heavy fuels. Excavate a depression, hole or trench. Clear debris and fine fuel away from the vicinity. Build a mound of dirt on the side of the depression towards which the fire is approaching. Lay in the depression and cover yourself with earth or sand or a blanket as a protection from radiant heat. Make use of wheel ruts, depressions, large rocks, culverts or logs to give protection. Do not attempt to back burn or burn down wind – the bush fire could miss you but your fire may not. ​ Take refuge in ponds or running streams. Do not take refuge in elevated water tanks. Take refuge at campsites, where there may be a cleared area around a wooden shelter. Take refuge in the wooden shelter, or if the fire is approaching the shelter on its open side, remain outside, behind the rear wall. Seeking refuge at a recognised campsite may mean you can be more easily found by Emergency Services personnel. a horse be outside of normal parameters whilst arriving or participating in the WBSR the rider / owner should retire from the trail and ensure appropriate treatment is provided, i.e., first aid treatment or a vet is a more thorough diagnosis is required.

  • MANJIMUP

    MANJIMUP Soak up some of the country town atmosphere by staying in Manjimup. Surrounded by lush pastures and some of the most productive soils in Australia, Manjimup is fast becoming known as the Food Bowl of WA. No matter what time of year, Manjimup has the food to feed your soul. With an abundance of fresh food farmers around the town, Manjimup is an easy choice for food-lovers. Black truffle, cherries, stone fruit, maron, trout and avocados are a small sample of the flavours available from paddock to plate. There are outdoor adventures and nature abound. Just a short drive from town will bring you to the towering timbers of the King Jarrah and Four Aces or the tranquil swimming and picnic spots of Fonty's Pool, the Donnelly River and Glenoran Pool. Drive to the historic town of Deanmill or visit the popular Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park where a playground, barbecues, café, museum and visitor centre make it the perfect family day out. As over 80% of this town is dedicated to forests and national parks so you’re more likely to run into a tree than a person. MANJIMUP TRAILS Button ANUNUKA 45 mins | Easy | 3.4km loop This well defined loop takes in some of the area's most beautiful homes and great views from the top of Karri Street. This loop also links up with the new path from Manjimup to King Jarrah. Button DIAMOND TREE Various The Diamond Tree picnic site and walk trail is still open and makes an attractive lunch stop. There is information onsite about the Diamond Tree and its past role as a fire lookout. Button DRIVE AND HERITAGE TRAIL Various Heritage Connections Trail- Commencing in 2008 as part of the Shire of Manjimup Centenary, this trail comprises of a series of sculptural installations... Button EAST MANJIMUP 20 mins Starting in beautiful Manjin Park this loop will take you alongside two small natural bushland reserves and the East Manjimup Primary School. Button FORESTERS WOOD Various | Easy Drive to the end of Glenoran rd (unsealed) and park before the gate. 1km one way to walk through the middle of Foresters wood and reach the gate at the other end . Button KING JARRAH WALK 1 hour | Moderate | 2km Starting at Manjimup's iconic Timber & Heritage Park or anywhere along Perup Road in Anunaka, you can walk or cycle out past the Manjimup Country Club to the beautiful King Jarrah Reserve... Button LAKE MUIR Various A popular stop with travellers on the Muir Highway, visitors can follow a boardwalk through the internationally significant wetlands to an elevated bird hide with expansive views over Lake Muir. Button MANJIMUP HERITAGE PARK Half Day Discover the many stories of Manjimup and the Southern Forests as you explore the 12 hectare Manjimup Heritage Park featuring museums, natural bushlands, heritage displays and walk trails. Button MANJIMUP PARK RUN Various | - | 5km Manjimup parkrun is a FREE weekly timed 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8am. Button MANJIMUP TO DEANMILL HERITAGE TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | Easy | 5.5km The Deanmill Heritage Trail is an old rail line that has been converted into a multi-use trail. It also forms part of the Munda Biddi Trail. This moderately flat, well defined trail takes you through bush and farm land. Button MUNDA BIDDI TRAIL Choose your trail Stretching over 1060km from Mundaring to Albany, in South-West Western Australia, the Munda Biddi Trail is an off-road cycling trail like no other. Every day on the Trail is different... Button ONE TREE BRIDGE Various It's a fine place from which to cycle or hike these trails, explore the nearby Four Aces (a 2km return walk away) or visit Glenoran Pool 200 metres away for a swim and picnic. One Tree Bridge is also... Button POWER UP MUSEUM Allow 2 hours The Power Up Electricity Museum delivers an immersive learning experience that the whole family can enjoy. Exploring the development and impact of electricity in Western Australia... Button QUINNINUP - KARRI LAKE TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 3.3km loop The Karri Lake Trail is one of many family friendly walks around the quiet country town of Quinninup. The 3.3 kilometre hike takes you around the perimeter of Karri Lake. Button QUINNINUP - KING KARRI TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 2km loop Located a short walk from the former timber town of Quinninup, the King Karri Trail is a walk through the giants of the South West. Button QUINNINUP - ORCHID WALK TRAIL 1 hour | Easy | 3.9km loop Experience the amazing understorey of these forests and learn about the ecology of the two forests. King Karri Walk-through the old growth forest. Orchid Walk has many native orchids.... Button SHANNON HORSE CAMP - COWBELLS LOOP 17km | Moderate In spring, the wildflowers along this trail are spectacular. Tree hovea, tassle flowers and pimelia stand out among the karri wattle which lines the top section of the trail Button SHANNON HORSE CAMP - SADDLEBAGS TRAILS 20km | Moderate This trail follows the same route as the Cowbells Loop before continuing along Jeffrey Road. You will ride through a variety of vegetation types including karri forest... Button SHANNON HORSE CAMP - SHOWPONY CIRCUIT 7km | Moderate This short trail will give you a taste of what the other trails have to offer. Head out and enjoy the ride through the karri and jarrah forest. Button SHANNON NATIONAL PARK BRIDLE TRAILS Various Three bridle trails are available in Shannon National Park and they all start from the Shannon Horse Camp. They vary in length from 7 to 20km and can be combined to make a longer ride. Button SHANNON NP - DAM WALK TRAIL 2 hours | Moderate | 4.5km loop Starting from the Shannon Lodge, this pretty walk trail links the Shannon Campsite to the Dam. You will walk past the old sports oval and may spot a few remaining traces of the Shannon Mill along... Button SHANNON NP - GREAT FOREST TREES DRIVE 1 - 3 hours | Easy | 48km loop Great Forest Trees Drive is a self-guided, 50 kilometre drive that winds its way through spectacular old-growth karri, jarrah and marri forest in Shannon National Park . Button SHANNON NP - ROCKS WALK TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 2.5km loop The route to Mokare's Rock is steep in places but the view to leafy karri crowns and across the Shannon Basin is magnificent. A boardwalk across Mokare's Rock protects the fragile carpet of... Button SOUTH MANJIMUP 40 mins | Easy | 3.3km loop This loop is a reasonably flat walk with a slight rise along parts of Somerville Street. Enjoy semi rural views along parts of this circuit. Button SOUTHERN FORESTS WINE TRAIL Multiple day | Easy | 130km total Take the road less travelled and discover the Manjimup and Pemberton Wine Regions - a hidden jewel in the Southern Forests of Australia’s South West. Awaiting you on the Southern Forests... Button STATE TIMBER MUSEUM Allow 2 hours Discover the history of the State’s timber industry and learn how it continues to play an important role in the life of people living in the Southern Forest region at the award winning State Timber Museum. Button THE BIBBULMUN TRACK Choose your trail The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast... Button THE MANJI LOOP 2-4 hours | Moderate | 12km loop This walk is not for the faint hearted. It incorporates the many hills surrounding the town centre including the notorious Blackbutt Drive. Take in the farm land and great views that encompass... Button WARREN BLACKWOOD STOCK ROUTE Multiple days The Warren Blackwood Stock Route (WBSR) is a 360km bridle trail based on the historic stock droving routes of the original farming families of the South West.... Button WEST MANJIMUP 30 mins | Easy | 2.8km This well defined walk circuit takes in three schools, the Manjimup Recreation Grounds and the Manjimup Regional AquaCentre. This is a perfect route to drop the kids off at school and get some... MANJIMUP VISITOR CENTRE Phone: (08) 9771 1831 Website: manjimupwa.com ​ Heritage Park PowerUp Complex, 151 Giblett St, Manjimup WA 6258 ​ Monday 9am – 5pm Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday 9am – 5pm Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 5pm Sunday 9am – 3pm ​ Up

  • WBSR | Dunnet Camp

    DUNNET CAMP Out of gallery INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES Nannup Caravan Park Davies Campsite - 25.4km Brockman Campsite - Shed Yards Toilets Picnic Table Fire Pit CAMP OTHER DETAILS Book via Caravan Park There are unpowered sites, toilets and showers within caravan park which are booked and paid for through caravan park. ​ WBSR campsite and yards is located at the back of the Caravan Park next to campsite 92. It is accessed from the car park at Foreshore Park where there is parking for horse floats and trucks. ​ Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ Family Information ‘…when they used to go down in the horse and carts and droving the cattle down, their first chore would be to check the fences…have to clean out the through, make sure the mill was working and doing that job and then they’d go and catch a few marrons.’ David Dunnet Once the drovers and their cattle reached the coast there was no time for horsing around as there was plenty of work to be done. On the unfenced leases, the cattle were left to roam but on others, fences had to be checked and water sources cleaned out and made useable again. When the cattle were settled and all of the work was done, there may have been some time for fishing or marroning before the drovers headed back up to their home properties. The cattle were left on the coast for around four months until the winter rains arrived to replenish the inland farms. At the end of the spell on the coast, the drovers would return to muster their cattle. Riders would head out in different directions, find a mob of cattle and bring them back to a central area. A number of cattle would have bells around their necks which was a great aid to finding them in the bush. The journey home would take several days with many cows heavy with calf. ‘it would take us about three to four days to round all these cattle up in the scrub, mainly by following the sound of the bells we’d find the groups.’ Thomas Wheatley ​ Previous Next

  • About WBAC | TOTAL TRAILS

    ABOUT WAREN BLACKWOOD ALLIANCE OF COUNCILS INC. ​ The Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils (WBAC) is a voluntary regional organisation of Councils representing the Shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Boyup Brook, Donnybrook Balingup, Manjimup and Nannup. It was formed in 2001 following the restructure of the timber industry, to work as a collective body on issues affecting those areas in the Warren and Blackwood catchments. ​ The WBAC exists to help develop a prosperous and sustainable region in the Warren Blackwood and to improve the quality of life for residents in the area. The WBAC acts as an advocacy group by supporting or undertaking significant projects relating to promoting economic development and diversity and encouraging regional population growth. The WBAC aims to highlight and progress key issues that have a regional impact and to be a voice for the Warren Blackwood area. It also leads the way in partnership development, relationship building and progressing projects by establishing a respected reputation with key stakeholders. The WBAC future plans are embedded within the Warren Blackwood Sub-Regional Growth Plan , the Growth Plan is a demonstration of collaboration between the Shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Boyup Brook, Donnybrook Balingup, Manjimup and Nannup to develop a framework which provides a strategic overview of sub-regional economic and social priorities. The WBAC is passionate about the Warren Blackwood region, to view the Live Love Warren Blackwood prospectus, please click here . The WBAC can be contacted through the Executive Officer: Katie McDonnell PO Box 528 MANJIMUP WA 6258 info@wbac.net.au

  • Animal Welfare | TOTAL TRAILS

    ANIMAL WELFARE The WBAC is committed to ensuring that a high standard of horse health and welfare is maintained for all horses participating in the WBSR. The health and welfare of a horse taking part in the WBSR is the responsibility of the rider / owner. All horses participating in the WBSR should be deemed fit and well prior to arrival on the trail by the rider / owner. The WBSR information (including trail conditions, trail distances, terrain and infrastructure) is detailed on the Total Trails website and enables riders to assess their capability and the fitness of their horse, against the distance and terrain of the WBSR and provides them with notice on provisioning for both themselves and their horse. Public Information: Signs of normal health should be evident for all horses when at rest, in reference to the following: Should a horse be outside of normal parameters whilst arriving or participating in the WBSR the rider / owner should retire from the trail and ensure appropriate treatment is provided, i.e., first aid treatment or a vet is a more thorough diagnosis is required. Death of a horse: If during their participation in the WBSR a horse does or is seriously injured, either causing death or the need to be euthanised, it is responsibility of the owner / rider to decide how to proceed under the guidance of a vet, either on site or via remote instruction if practicable. If a trained vet is unable to attend the site within a reasonable interval of time, it is recommended that the most practical humane solution should be sought utilising the available resources on site. The WBAC will assist, where possible, the horse owner to remove the deceased horse.

  • Timberline Loop | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery 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

  • GREENBUSHES

    GREENBUSHES Greenbushes has everything you could want in one simple, easy-going town. Greenbushes is a historic timber and mining town located between Balingup and Bridgetown and has a tantalising history which is showcased around the town. The Public Mine Lookout gives a birds-eye-view into the Cornwall Pit where tantalum ore was extracted in open cut mining until 2003. Open daily, the lookout provides one of the few opportunities in Western Australia for the public to view an operational mine site. The Discovery Centre provides information about the town’s history, including interactive displays and a mine walk. There are various trails that take in waterways, pools and old-growth forest as well as the Greenbushes Pool and Boardwalk, a spring-fed natural pool with a picnic area, barbecue facilities and a boardwalk with signposted walks. Take time to explore the conservation areas around Greenbushes where you may spot wildlife in nesting boxes along walk trails. GREENBUSHES TRAILS Button BIRDWATCHING BRIDGETOWN GREENBUSHES Various A guide to birdwatching around Bridgetown and Greenbushes. Button BLACKWOOD RIVER ARTS TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | - | Various Blackwood River Arts Trail, a young, but growing event that has brought together a vibrant community of artists from across the Blackwood River Valley region. Button BLACKWOOD RIVER VALLEY PRODUCE TRAIL Full Day | Easy | 260km loop The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the southwest. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia. Button GREENBUSHES DISCOVERY CENTRE Half day | Easy | Various Explore the rich seams of the Greenbushes story beginning with the discovery of a pound of tin in a creek in 1888 through to the development of a mining industry that now supplies the... Button GREENBUSHES HERITAGE AMBLE Half day | Easy | Various The Greenbushes Heritage Amble is an interactive walk which gives an insight into the development of Greenbushes from the time of the indigenous first inhabitants, the Noongar people, through to... Button GREENBUSHES LOOP WALK Half Day | Moderate | 16km loop The Greenbushes Loop is a challenging 16 kilometre hike starting in the heart of Greenbushes before venturing out into the bush towards historic town sites. Utilising a section of the Bibbulmun Track. Button GREENBUSHES POOL BOARDWALK 20 min | Easy | 513m The Greenbushes Pool Boardwalk is a short trail around an attractive natural waterway located on the Spring Gully watercourse within walking distance of the Greenbushes townsite... Button LITTLE SCHOOLS DRIVE Various | - | 212km The Little Schools Trail, part of the Geegelup Heritage Trails, is a 212km drive featuring the sites of 25 ‘little schools’ which served the Bridgetown Greenbushes district for various lengths of time... Button MINING HERITAGE WALK 1 - 3 hours | Easy | 3km loop Starting from opposite the Greenbushes Discovery Centre the 3km Mining Heritage Walk loops around the edge of town. Featuring an old mining tunnel and hand-dug shafts and trenches. Button NEW ZEALAND GULLY WALK 3 hours | Easy | 7km Quality interpretive signs give an insight into the history of the area as you take this easy 7 kilometre walk trail through the North Greenbushes area. The trail takes you past a chain of old... Button WATERBIRD WALK TRAIL 1 hour | Easy | 3.5km The Greenbushes Discovery Centre has partnered with the Blackwood Basin Group to develop the Waterbird Walk. The walk begins at the Greenbushes Pool and includes information... BRIDGETOWN - GREENBUSHES VISITOR CENTRE Phone: (08) 9761 1740 Website: bridgetown.com.au ​ 154 Hampton St, Bridgetown WA 6255 ​ Monday 10am – 4pm Tuesday 10am – 4pm Wednesday 10am – 4pm Thursday 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 1pm ​ Up

  • Donnelley River Village | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery 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

  • TOTAL TRAILS | Destinations

    BRIDGETOWN MANJIMUP BOYUP BROOK GREENBUSHES WALPOLE NORTHCLIFFE BALINGUP NANNUP PEMBERTON DONNYBROOK WINDY HARBOUR QUINNINUP SHANNON NP OUR REGION Choose a town to explore. The Southern Forests & Valleys region is undiscovered, we have unique nature and amazing adventure, we have an abundance of art, heritage and culture and we are the food bowl of the South West. ​ Take a journey to Western Australia’s Southern Forests & Valleys region and you’ll discover some of the most enchanting forests and awe-inspiring coastline in the world. ​ With so much natural beauty, the region has some of the most amazing trails for you to explore, no matter what your mode of transport. Hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, driving, kayak or even horseback, we have it all. BALINGUP View Trails BRIDGETOWN View Trails BOYUP BROOK View Trails DONNYBROOK View Trails GREENBUSHES View Trails MANJIMUP View Trails NORTHCLIFFE View Trails NANNUP View Trails PEMBERTON View Trails WALPOLE View Trails Out of gallery For more on our region head to