Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe Railway Heritage Walk
  • Length: 39km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hopetoun

  • End: Ravensthorpe

  • Closest Town: Hopetoun

  • Location: Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 588km

  • State: WA

Summary

Follows a former isolated railway through natural bush

Ravensthorpe – Desmond (16 km) Some of this section of the former line has been sold off so there is a deviation of a few kilometres along the Ravensthorpe Range foothills.
Desmond – Kundip (9 km)
Kundip – Lee Creek (13 km)
Hopetoun Trailhead loop (14 km) of which about 5 km is on the former railway.
At Hopetoun remains of the jetty can be seen.
Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Area Promotions who with the Tourist Bureau have produced separate brochures for each of the sections above.
The trail committee has made a special effort to preserve the depression made by sleepers and there are artefacts along the way.

The railway was built to connect mines in the Ravensthorpe area to the Hopetoun port and operated from 1909 – 1935

This trail is managed by the Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Area Promotions Contact them at PO Box 222 Ravensthorpe WA 6346. Phone/fax 08 9838 1277

Notes

  • Hopetoun to Ravensthorpe
  • 588km south east from Perth
  • Surface – Compacted earth
  • Terrain – Flat and undulating

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