Rails to Trails Cowaramup to Margaret River

Western Australia

The trail was once a part of the old railway network that was built during the timber boom. The trail begins or ends (depending where you start) at Cowaramup and finishes at Margaret River. Approximately 13.5km of trail has been developed as a multi-use trail for walking, cycling and horse riding. The trail is wide enough for two horses to walk comfortably side by side. The trail follows the alignment of the Discontinued Busselton-Flinders Bay Railway line

Along the 5 kilometres north of Margaret River there are numerous bridges crossing a major river and creeks and streams of varying sizes. The trail is easy to navigate with picnic areas along the way. The spectacular birdlife includes yellow robins, parrots and blue wrens and the wildflowers are stunning in Spring (September to December). As it was a railway, the gradient is relatively flat, and the terrain is generally gentle.

Getting there

Memorial Drive, Cowaramup

Maps

http://www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/library/file/6%20Region/WalkingTrails/041222railstotrails.pdf

Route/Trail notes

The hike can be started at either end; Memorial Drive in Cowaramup or Rotary park in Margaret River. The trail follows the alignment of the Discontinued Busselton-Flinders Bay Railway line.

Permits/Costs

$0 Free

Other References

For more info on the track contact:

Margaret River Visitor Centre 
Telephone: (08) 9780 5911 
Email: welcome@margaretriver.com 
Web: http:///www.margaretriver.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargaretRiverWineRegion

Comments

Nobody has commented on this walk yet. If you've done it then tick it off and add a comment.

Where

Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

Nobody has ticked this walk yet...

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.