Denmark to Nornalup Rail Trail
  • Length: 54.5km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Denmark 

  • End: Nornalup

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Closest Town: Denmark 

  • Distance from CBD: 415km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -35.00830738

  • Longitude: 116.8330449

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

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

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

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


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

Hike Summary

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.

About the region

A Wander out Yonder in WA will make you feel like you’ve truly reset, reconnected and had a real holiday. WA is full of adventures waiting to be discovered. Travel further, stay for longer and explore the wonders only WA can offer. Share the water with wild dolphins, or see the gorges of Kalbarri from a new perspective — in WA there's more in store than you could ever see.


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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