Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Visitor Information Centre

  • End: Visitor Information Centre

  • Location: Walpole

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 430km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -34.97571514

  • Longitude: 116.7315637

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

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Camping Area

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Timber Boardwalk

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail is a 6km, grade 2 return hike, located in Walpole, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This easy six kilometre return trail runs from Walpole Nornalup Visitor Centre to the Coalmine Beach Caravan Park on the scenic Nornalup Inlet. It traverses interesting swampland, with much of the walk on Boardwalk.

Coalmine Beach is so named because of a shallow seam of coal found at the base of the cliffs. It was never mined due to its low grade. The beach lies on the shores of the scenic Nornalup Inlet. Nornalup Inlet is connected to Walpole Inlet via a one kilometre channel. Most of this trail is shared with the Bibbulmun Track.  


Start Point: Visitor Information Centre, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

End Point: Visitor Information Centre, Walpole, 430km (5 hours) south of Perth

Region: Walpole, South West

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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