Farming Heritage Trail
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wooloroo 

  • End: Northam

  • Closest Town: Wooloroo 

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 59km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -31.80414679

  • Longitude: 116.3140455

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

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.