Len Otte Nature Trail
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Thomas River Road

  • End: Thomas River Road

  • Location: Cape Arid National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 125km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.84907441

  • Longitude: 123.0122139

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Len Otte Nature Trail is a 1km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Cape Arid National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

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.  

Notes

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.