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The Casuarina Walk is a short easy trail in forest that was once milled for timber, most notably from the Casuarina tree. Much of the bushland has recovered, revealing a great diversity of natural vegetation. Late winter and spring is the best time to admire wildflowers.
The Casuarina Walk in Kondil Park Recreation Area is located near the little town of Nannup. Rolling farmlands and patches of native forests surrounds Nannup, making it a very picturesque location for visitors and locals alike. An area of state forest, a few minutes drive out of town, features Kondil Park Recreational Area. The Casuarina walk is a short winding leafy trail of 600 metres through previously logged bushland featuring stands of jarrah, grass trees and casuarina and a huge range of wildflowers. The trail is gently undulating, suitable for all grades of walkers. During spring, expect to see numerous ground orchids and kangaroo paws. Kangaroos are often sighted and remain relatively close by if you don’t make too much noise. Birds are prolific, especially in spring, so bring the binoculars. The park also offers a longer walk - the 2.4km Sheok Walk. If you have a 4DW you can also drive through the park on the Wildflower Drive.
About the region
This recreation area has been named Kondil (the Noongar name for Sheoak). Some of these trees were milled in this location during the time that the Barrabup Mill was operational. The mill closed in 1925. Casuarina (a genus of Sheoak) stumps can still be seen as evidence of this era.
Start Point: Wildflower Drive, off Barrabup Road, Nannup, 270km (3 hrs) south of Perth
End Point: Wildflower Drive, off Barrabup Road, Nannup, 270km (3 hrs) south of Perth
Region: Kondil Park, South West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.