Rail Trails of Western Australia
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Munda Biddi Trail

  • 900 km mountain bike trail from Mundaring (near Perth) to Albany
  • cycling alternative to 1000 km Bibbulmun Track
  • about 33% along on disused railways
  • Stage 1 : Mundaring – Jarrahdale –Dwellingup – Collie : 332 km
  • Stage 2 : Collie – Boyanup – Donnybrook – Nannup – Manjimup – Quinnup – Pemberton – Northcliffe : proposed
  • Stage 3 : Northcliffe – Walpole – Denmark – Albany : proposed
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    Margaret River Rail Trail

     

    The Margaret River Rail Trail takes you through some of the most beautiful natural bush, farmland and vineyards in the Margaret River region, three hours south of Perth.

    Passing though peppermint, jarrah and young karri forest the trail provides a firsthand view of the abundant birdlife.

    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. Along the 5 kilometres north of Margaret River there are numerous bridges crossing a major river and creeks.

    The trail is easy to navigate with picnic areas along the way.

    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. However, it can get moderate in some places and a mountain bike is recommended.

     
    Railway Reserves Heritage Trail  

    The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail follows the routes of two former railways in a 41 kilometre loop.

    This extensive trail passes through quaint hills communities including Darlington, Parkerville and Mundaring, and covers a wide range of terrains with scenic views and numerous points of historic and natural significance.

    Attractions include the old railway line and tunnel in John Forrest National Park along with great views and waterfalls (particularly in winter/spring). Other features include Mundaring Sculpture Park, the Goldfields pipeline, wineries and tea-rooms. The trail spans from Bellevue to Mount Helena in the Perth Hills and can be joined at numerous access points including the towns along its length.

    Many of the reserves are now community parks providing picnic tables, toilets and other facilities. Local pubs and cafes are abundant in the area and well worth the stop.

    • The whole trail (including sections of the Kep Track) is approximately 70 kilometres long.
    • The more popular loop trail, combining the northern and the southern sections is approximately 41 kilometres.
    • The Eagle's View Trail, John Forest Heritage Trail, Munda Biddi Trail, Kep Track, O'Connor Walk Trail and the Weir Walk all link into the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail – the Mundaring trails as a group, provide the wow factor.
     
    Margaret River Cycle Trek  
     

     
     

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