Hopetoun - Ravensthorpe Railway Heritage Walk
  • Length: 39km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hopetoun

  • End: Ravensthorpe

  • Closest Town: Hopetoun

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 588km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.5782722

  • Longitude: 120.0575443

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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Hopetoun – Ravensthorpe Railway Heritage Walk is a 39km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Regional Western Australia Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.


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


Hopetoun to Ravensthorpe in Regional Western Australia

588km south east from Perth

Compacted earth

Flat and undulating

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