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Len Otte Nature trail is a moderately easy one kilometre loop walk in Cape Arid National Park. This nature trail was designed and established in 1979 by Len Otte, the first resident ranger at Cape Arid National park. It was the first nature trail in any Western Australian national park and following his unexpected death, was dedicated as a fitting tribute to Len’s achievements and life at the park.
The walk winds through woodlands and thickets up Belinup Hill (66 metres), showcasing the tremendous variety of plants in the area. Enjoy seasonal displays of yellow hibbertia, scarlet honeymyrtle and the golden southern plains banksia. There are also views across coastal heathland to Thomas River and Yokinup Bay. Walk trail surface consists of natural pavements made up of rock material including exposed granite and gravel. Sections of the walk were burnt by wildfire in November 2015.
About the region
Cape Arid National Park is a wildly beautiful and biodiverse area. Coastal sandheaths, mallee and low granite hills extend inland to Mount Ragged after which the vegetation is transformed into woodlands dominated by saltbush and bluebush. The jagged Russell Range, which rises to its highest point at Tower Peak (almost 600m), comprises ancient uplifted quartzite that has the same origins as the Barrens Range in Fitzgerald River National Park.
Start Point: Cape Arid National Park, 125km (1.5 hours) east of Esperance, Thomas River Road
End Point: Cape Arid National Park, 125km (1.5 hours) east of Esperance, Thomas River Road
Region: Cape Arid National Park, Golden Outback
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.