Farming Heritage Trail
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wooloroo 

  • End: Northam

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Closest Town: Wooloroo 

  • Distance from CBD: 59km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -31.80414679

  • Longitude: 116.3140455

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel 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

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Camping Area

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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

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Farming Heritage Trail is a 18km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Regional Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Farming Heritage Trail runs through open agricultural scenery as it traces the route of the Eastern Railway opened in 1885 and closed in 1966.

This trail is an extension of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail from Midland. The famous Goldfields Water Pipeline parallels some of the trail.
The “Golden Pipeline” is the longest fresh water pipeline in the world running 560 km from Mundaring Weir to Kalgoorlie. Built between 1898 and 1903, it is still in use. The pipeline was designed by CY O’Connor, the Government Engineer-in-Chief. Sadly O’Connor took his own life only a few weeks before the pipeline started operation.

The trail is managed by the Shire of Northam. Please report defects on the trail to Shire of Northamhttp://www.northam.wa.gov.au/

Notes

Wooloroo to Northam in Regional Western Australia

59km east of Perth on boundary of metro area

Compacted earth

Flat and undulating


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

 

HELLY HANSEN AUSTRALIA
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