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  • Copyright | TOTAL TRAILS

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  • Nannup - In Town | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery 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. ​ ​

  • CYCLE

    CYCLE Our region has an outstanding network of trails that take casual riders and serious mountain bikers into the heart of the region's majestic countryside and stunning forests. The south west is fast becoming a hub for bike riders of all skills and types. Our region boasts the world class Munda Biddi Trail, amazing mountain bike trails in Pemberton and Nannup, extreme gravity experiences at Linga Longa Bike Park, numerous public trails and much more. There are several long running annual races such as the Karri Cup near Northcliffe, the SEVEN Australia's Premier Gravel Race around Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook, The Bridgetown Rotary Blackwood Marathon Relay between Boyup Brook and Bridgetown, the Karri Valley Triathlon near Pemberton, the WA Gravity Enduro Series throughout the region and the Tour of Margaret River around Nannup, Greenbushes and Balingup. OUR CYCLE 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 AROUNDTU-IT 1 - 3 hours | Difficult | 5.7km loop A playful loop of tight trails behind the camp ground of the same name. Button BARRABUP POOL Various A beautiful natural pool within St John Brook, Barrabup is the perfect place to enjoy the serenity of the beautiful views or take a swim on a warm summer’s day. Button BIG BROOK DAM 1 - 3 hours | Easy | 4.2km loop The sealed 4km Big Brook Dam Walk Track follows the shores of the dam allowing stroller and wheelchair access, and is is also deal for cycling. Button BRIDGE TRAIL (SKELETON BRIDGE) 1.5 hours | Easy | 5km return This multi-use (horse/cycle/walk) trail starts behind the old railway station near the beginning of the trail to the ‘Boyup Brook Billabong’ and shares the path with the Bicentennial Walk Trail along... Button CYCLE & WINE TOUR Various Taste the regions wines (and beers) while ridding through Pemberton's picturesque scenery. *Note Jarrah Jacks is closed. Button CYCLETREK 1 - 3 hours | Difficult | 8km loop Cycletrek or Kambarang is a private 8km cross country MTB loop available for riders to experience with permission. Button DONNELLEY RIVER VILLAGE BIKE TRACKS Various There are several cycling options in the beautiful forest around Donnelly River Village. 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 GOLD GULLY LOOP & DRIVE Various | 28km 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. 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 LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK - BOXERS BLAST 2.1km Boxers Blast is Linga Longa Bike Park's favourite flow trail. This trail contains many rollers that you can pump, manual or jump. This trail crosses park access roads, please lookout for traffic. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK - MR ENDURO 2.1 km Mr Enduro, features all the best parts of Enduro Riding. This trail features log roll overs, steep descents, loose and off camber terrain, large non - rollable gap jumps, with optional B lines,... Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK - VALLEY OF DREAMS 1.3km Valley of Dreams was Linga Longa Bike Park's first trail to be built. This flowing trail features steep descents, off camber terrain, gap jumps and various rock features. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – BRYMANS BLUES - Brymans Blues is a fun blue flow trail. This trail features many rollable berms, table tops and small step downs to build riders confidence and get a taste of what Linga Longa Bike Park can offer. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – COTTON WOOL SOCIETY - Our climbing trail takes you all the way to the top, its a beast with many switchbacks. This trail can also be used as a descending trail on selected gravity days. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – DEVIN'S DESCENT... 1.1km Devin's Descent into Madness. This trail features steep off camber terrain, log drop offs, tight switchback corners. The trail features step downs and table tops. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – EDGE OF THE WORLD 1.5km Another Sam Hill special, this trail features very steep terrain, rock features, cliff edges, sharp corners and rock shoots. The trail crosses park access roads so use caution at these points. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – HUGGIES 1km This trail features very steep terrain, sharp corners, rock and root shoots. The trail crosses park access roads so use caution at these points. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – LITTLE MISS ENDURO - Little Miss Enduro is a blue technical trail featuring natural and man made features and bench cutting. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – RAKE N RIDE 1.5km As the name implies this trail was literally raked and ridden in a day by Park Ambassador and friend Sam Hill. This trail features jumps, roots, rocks, logs, very steep descents. Button LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK – ROCKET ROCK DH - Rocket Rock, the Downhill specific trail designed by 5x World Champ Sam Hill. Features all the good elements of downhill like roots, rocks and big gap jumps. 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 NANNUP, GREENBUSHES & BALINGUP LOOP Various | 107km This is the cycling version of the Golden Triangle driving tour. It's a fun and varied route, but you will encounter cars so is best for experienced road cyclists. It can be ridden in either direction Button NANNUP, KIRUP & BALINGUP LOOP 3 - 5 hours | Moderate | 92 or 110km This route is probably best ridden clockwise (the elevation graph below is for clockwise travel). The route has two busy sections - one along the Vasse Highway and the other along the SW hwy Button OLD TIMBERLINE AND SIDINGS RAIL TRAILS Multiple days | Difficult | 37km loop The Old Timberline and Sidings Rail Trails combine to form the 37 km Timberline Loop. You can choose a half day mountain bike ride or 2 day hiking trip, camping out along the way, following the path... 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 PEMBERTON MTB PARK - ANKLE BITERS >5 Minutes | Easy | 410m A short loop perfect for beginner riders. A very gentle uphill is followed by a subtle descent, with a few small whoops and corners. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - BACK TRAIL >5 Minutes | Easy | 205m Back track links the western side of the park with the eastern side up and across Swimming Pool Road. The track connects to the bridge across Swimming Pool Brook Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - BLACK & BLUE >5 Minutes | Moderate | 139m A short cross-country style trail that links from the end of Relentless Blue DH to the pool. It splits into two options: Blue, a short and quick descent; and Black, a longer, more challenging trail that... Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - BLOODY MARY >10 Minutes | Difficult | 860m A challenging machine-built flow descent for advanced mountain bike riders. Plenty of berms, jumps and wooden features make it a rollercoaster from top to bottom. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - COOL RUNNING UPHILL >5 Minutes | Moderate | 652m A steep climb trail from the trout hatchery to the trail head at the top of the main hill. Tight, technical switchbacks briefly give way to a more mellow climb, before finishing on a steep pitch straight... Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - DIRT JUMPS >5 Minutes | Difficult | 200m Technical, sky-sending jumps with steep constructed lips that progress quickly in size and difficulty. Suitable for advanced riders only. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - DOWN DALE >5 Minutes | Easy | 332m A short but sweet machine-built descent with a few rollers and pumps, connecting the trails on the two sides of Pumphill Road. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - DROP BEAR >10 Minutes | Moderate | 996m A technical descent with tight corners and natural berms that create a flowy, non-stop ride to the bottom. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - EASY PEASY >5 Minutes | Easy| 427m A gentle trail suitable for beginner riders. Its lack of features is compensated by picturesque Karri forest and dense undergrowth, making it good for both climbing and descending. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - FINGERTIPS >2 Minutes | Difficult | 104m A quick link track from Woodcutters to Bloody Mary. A technical trail with a steep roll in that hugs the contour line. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - JUST BECAUSE >2 Minutes | Moderate | 215m A short, steep and technical climb trail that just as quickly descends and merges with Link Trail. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - LINK TRACK >5 Minutes | Easy | 407m The main climbing trail to access the trails on the main hill. It is wide and easy but has some steep gradients at the start where it merges with the Bibbulmun Track. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - LONGSHANKS >5 Minutes | Easy | 1km A long, technical descent with corners, small natural berms and rollers. There are some steeper sections to challenge developing riders. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - MARK UP >2 Minutes | Easy | 308m A short, punchy ascent that links the trails on the two sides of Pumphill Road and provides a return from Down Dale. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - NATIONALS >2 Minutes | Difficult | 269m A challenging, technical XC trail. It is rocky and rolling with offcamber trail and pinch climbs, suited to intermediate to experienced riders. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - NEARLY GNARLY >11 Minutes | Moderate | 1.8km A cross-country delight, the trail winds through dense forest understory that creates a natural tunnel. Experience gentle climbs and descents featuring rollers, natural obstacles... Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - OLD TROUT HATCHERY >1 Minutes | Easy | 115m Primarily a link across the creek, passing by the Old Trout Hatchery with a steep entry and exit. Offers a scenic loop opportunity for beginner riders. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - PINCH TRACK >10 Minutes | Easy | 911m After some technical rocky pinches near the start, the trail eases into a gentle climb that meanders through the forest on the back of the main hill. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - PIRATE TRAIL >10 Minutes | Moderate | 1.1km A rough and technical cross-country track with fast descents and pinch climbs. Expect rocks, roots, log drops and off-camber corners. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - PUMPHILL UPHILL >10 Minutes | Easy | 1.3km This is the main climb trail to access the trails at the top of ‘Pump Hill’. It is often regarded as the best and easiest climb trail in the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park. It is uphill only for bikers... Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - RAILWAY RUN >5 Minutes | Easy | 803m A mild-mannered XC loop with roots and rollers located in the flat zone. Great for a warm up or to ride along Swimming Pool Road. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - RELENTLESS BLUE DH >10 Minutes | Moderate | 786m A fast, technical descent with a pallet drop, the infamous wall rides and a wooden roller. A mid-trail pinch climb traverses the hill before a final steeper descent. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - RELENTLESS BLUE LOOP >5 Minutes | Moderate | 788m A short, punchy descent with a few natural drops, followed by a mellow ascent back to the trailhead. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - SKILLS LOOP >10 Minutes | Easy| 1.3km A great introduction to off-road cycling with a range of natural and constructed features in the flat zone of the park. Expect roots, small rollers and flat, wide corners. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - THE ROUNDABOUT >2 Minutes | Moderate | 166m The Roundabout is a short one way access trail which provides access to Pirate Trail and Relentless Blue Loop. It merges into Relentless Blue Loop exit, taking you back to the main trail head. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - VANILLA SLICE >5 Minutes | Difficult | 168m A steep and technical descent suited to experienced riders. Expect steep, loose chutes with natural tech features coupled with sharp, off-camber corners and a climbing traverse midway. Button PEMBERTON MTB PARK - WAHOO > 5 mins | Moderate | 778m A fast technical descent with tight corners, off-camber sections, a rock garden and grade reversals that keep riders on their toes. Button PEMBERTON TO BIG BROOK DAM & RETURN Half hour | Moderate | 7.9km A great ride out alongside the Lefroy Brook on the old tourist drive - Rainbow Trail. The trail goes out to Big Brook Dam and utilises old fire roads, tracks and the Big Brook Dam trail. Button SEVEN TRAINING ROUTE 2.5 - 4 hours | Moderate | 50km The annual SEVEN race is a 125 km mountain biking route featuring ten categorised climbs, with over 3000 metres of elevation gain. 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 TANK 7 MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK - | Moderate | Various 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. 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 TIMBERLINE LOOP Full Day | Moderate | 36km 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... 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... For more on our region head to Up

  • Seven Training Route | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery SEVEN TRAINING ROUTE The annual SEVEN race is a 125 km mountain biking route featuring ten categorised climbs, with over 3000 metres of elevation gain. Tap the map button for details of a shorter training ride that includes part of the SEVEN race route. That's about 50 km of the full race route. This training ride has a total of about 1000 metres of climbing. The recommended riding direction is indicated by the numbers on the map. Ride to point 1, then 2 and so on. Tap these numbered markers for more information. See the Events section of this App for information about the SEVEN race. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

  • PADDLE

    PADDLE The mighty Blackwood, Donnelly, Warren, Shannon, Preston and Frankland Rivers make their way through the Southern Forests and Valleys region, providing a tranquil way to enjoy the sights and sounds of our region, As you glide along the spectacular waterways and coast in your canoe or kayak, take in the wonder surrounds from the water. Many of our trails are also suitable for paddleboarding. The water level and flow rate are especially significant when paddling in rivers. Paddling conditions vary greatly through the seasons and throughout the day. For ocean and estuary paddling in particular the winds, tides and currents are important factors. OUR PADDLE TRAILS Button BIG BROOK DAM - CANOEING Big Brook Dam is one of the attractions on the Karri Forest Explorer Drive that has something for everyone, especially families. Various Button BRIDGETOWN TO NANNUP This part of the Blackwood River was completed in 4 sections: Bridgetown to Rocky Bluff (Section 6), Rocky Bluff to Maranup Bridge (Section 7), Maranup Bridge to Wrights Bridge... Various Button CAREY BROOK At the nearby Donnelly River boat ramp you can launch your boat or canoe for a trip to the river mouth. It is a picturesque 12 km cruise to the mouth of the river. Various Button DONNELLY RIVER TO THE OCEAN The Donnelly is an important part of the river system in the South West of Western Australia. It is a picturesque and tranquil waterway that is used for fishing, canoeing and boating. Various Button FERNHOOK FALLS - CANOEING Downriver of the falls, along the boardwalk which follows the river, you will find Rowell's Pool. Here a safe canoe launch is used, primarily during the whitewater season (July to the end of Oct). Various Button FLAX MILL TO BRIDGETOWN This part of the Blackwood River was completed in three sections: Stage 3 - Boyup Brook Flax Mill to Jayes Crossing, Stage 4 - Jayes Crossing to Winnejup Reserve and Stage 5... Various Button FRANKLAND RIVER PADDLE, NORNALUP 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... Half Day | Easy | 13km Button GLEN MERVYN DAM Glen Mervyn Dam is a water recreation destination for waterskiing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. The Bibbulmun Track crosses over the Dam wall allowing easy access to the famous trail. Various Button LAKE JASPER Lake Jasper is the largest fresh water lake in South Western Australia, and together with Lake Wilson and Lake Smith forms part of an important wetland system. Various | 4wd Button LAKE YEAGARUP Yeagarup Lake is the gateway to the pristine Yeagarup Dunes. Visitors can use the day use area located here, offering sheltered picnic tables and information, for picnicking and exploring... 2wd | 30mins from Pemberton Button NANNUP TO SUE'S BRIDGE Nannup can be used as a great starting point for paddling down the Blackwood River. This part of the river winds through beautiful Karri and Jarrah forest and some agricultural land to Sue's Bridge. Various Button TRIGWELL BRIDGE - BOYUP BROOK FLAX MILL This section of the Blackwood River is located to the east of Boyup Brook. Water flow is dependent on season and rainfall. Access points are Trigwell Bridge (Ualling Bridge) and Condinup Crossing. Various Button WALPOLE NORNALUP INLETS The untouched nature, wildlife and scenic quality of the Walpole and Nornalup inlets provide a wealth of opportunities for canoeing, boating, windsurfing, fishing and other water-based activities. Various Button WARREN RIVER LOOP Generally the Warren River Loop is a flat water paddle - there may be intermittent logs for the first few kilometres, depending on the water level Various | Easy | 10.5km approx Button WRIGHTS BRIDGE Nestled on the banks of the Blackwood River, you will find the popular Wright’s Bridge. with camping and picnic facilities, a canoe launch area, and basic toilet facilities.... 700m | Easy | 30min return For more on our region head to Up

  • Gold Gully Drive | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery 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

    WHEATLY CAMP Out of gallery 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

  • WBSR | Mottram Camp

    MOTTRAM CAMP Out of gallery INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES Warren Equestrian Centre Muir Campsite - Wheatley Camp - 45.5km Shed Yards Toilets Picnic Table Fire Pit CAMP OTHER DETAILS Always Open Water supply: Town water supply; tap on back of shelter. ​ More horse yards, toilets and showers are available to hire through the Warren Equestrian Centre. The centre also has a large function room and commercial kitchen. ​ Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ Family Information ‘…mum cooked for them down there in the hut – a pretty primitive sort of place – and they just lived there and he (father) did all his fencing work while he was there’ Cliff Mottram Generally, it was the men who journeyed to the coast with the cattle and the women remained on the home properties. Their workload increased greatly with the men away. They were saddled with the responsibility of looking after the farm in addition to their everyday tasks. In the early days, there was no electricity and there was a lot of manual work to be done. The woman had an important role in preparing the food and supplies for the men to take with them. Due to the lack of communication, it must have been an anxious wait for them to return home safety. For the women that did make the trip to the coast, it was a memorable experience. Bev Mottram was about 12 years old the first time she went and recalls being amazed by the hills and vegetation on the coast and how different they were to the farm. On the way to the coast, she followed the cattle on her horse through the wind and pouring rain. ‘My daughters also did droving to the coast and also came mustering as well. So they knew what the story was. They loved it really…I remember on day out there in Parson’s paddock the rain was so heavy you could hardly see the horses head and yet my daughter was riding along in those conditions.’ Jim Muir Old Stock Route Hut - Bev Mottram Previous Next

  • Nannup Kirup & Balingup Loop | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery NANNUP, KIRUP & BALINGUP LOOP This route is probably best ridden clockwise (the elevation graph below is for clockwise travel). The route has two busy sections - one along the Vasse Highway and the other along the South Western Highway. The rest of it is excellent. It suits experienced road cyclists. The road from Nannup to Kirup, once you leave the busier Vasse Highway, is good quality, generally quiet and goes through scenic farmland and Jarrah forest. The route shown on the map, when it hits the South Western Highway, goes north to Kirup along the highway for about 5 km. This may not be pleasant as the highway can be busy. Ride single file. From Kirup you'll follow much quieter and more pleasant roads, looping back south to Balingup. Balingup to Nannup is a beautiful and fun stretch of road. None of it is flat. It bends and undulates all the way to Nannup. This is the highlight of the route. You will be sharing this road with cars, and there are lots of corners with limited visibility. Please ride single file for your own safety. The ride, as shown on the map, is 100 km long. It can be shortened to 92 km. To shorten it, when heading northeast on Cundinup-Kirup Road and you get to the South Western Highway, turn right and travel south on the highway to Balingup. You'll have to ride almost 10 km on the highway, but all is downhill except 2 km of uphill at a 3.5% grade. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

  • WBSR | Kookaburra Stopover

    KOOOKABURRA STOPOVER Out of gallery INFORMATION View Road Map LOCATION NEXT CAMP PREVIOUS CAMP FACILITIES South Coast Road Brockman Campsite - 35.2km CAMP OTHER DETAILS Always Open NO Telstra phone signal at campsite. ​ Scott River - 15km None - self sufficient Previous Next