Denmark to Nornalup Rail Trail
  • Length: 54.5km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Denmark 

  • End: Nornalup

  • Closest Town: Denmark 

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 415km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -35.00830738

  • Longitude: 116.8330449

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Denmark to Nornalup Rail Trail is a 54.5km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Regional Western Australia Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 4 days to complete.


The trail is currently in three sections: –

A variety of coastal, forest, farmland and coast heathland views
There are three sections of this trail currently open, Wilsons Inlet to Denmark, Denmark to Parker Rd, and Peaceful Bay Rd at Bow Bridge to Nornalup.
There are four original timber rail bridges in use on the trail.
As with many Western Australian rail trails, wild flowers abound in spring.
The Torbay to Elleker Rail Trail is 20km east of Denmark.  This trail is part of the same old railway corridor.

Denmark River mouth on Inlet Drive is the trail hub and accessed adjacent to the Denmark Caravan Park at the southern end of Hollings Rd. It is where the Denmark River flows into the Wilson Inlet, and this is where the Bibbulmun track, the Denmark to Nornalup Heritage Trail, the Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail, the Mokare Trail and still other Denmark walk trails meet and intersect.

Wilson inlet has an area of about 48 square kilometres. A sand bar forms at the mouth of the inlet meaning that for much of the year the inlet is isolated from the sea.


Denmark to Nornalup in Regional Western Australia

415km south of Perth

Compacted earth, Coarse gravel, Fine gravel

Flat and undulating

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 


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