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Lane Poole Reserve River Trail


Lane Poole Reserve offers a wide range of active and passive recreation opportunities, as well as a range of camping facilities.


Just 100 kilometres from Perth, the Reserve covers nearly 55,000 hectares, ranging from the steeply forested valley slopes and rock-rimmed pools of the Murray River near the Darling Scarp to the more open, undulating jarrah and wandoo woodlands further east. Tall blackbutt, jarrah and marri forest shades the river valley, and on either side of the river gravel roads lead to recreation areas.

Popular camping spots include the site of the old jarrah mill at Nanga, burnt in the Dwellingup fires of 1961, and now sheltered by a grove of tall pines. See feature "A Town Like Nanga".

Nearby Nanga Brook flows down a trout ladder and into the Murray River. The Murray is the largest river in the Darling Plateau undammed for water supply. The river forms rapids, small waterfalls and deep still pools along its course. In winter, it can be a raging torrent, and in summer, a limpid stream for swimming, canoeing, or fishing.

In spring, the forest fills with wildflowers and in autumn you can hear the calls of brilliant parrots and magpies echoing through the early morning mist along the valley floor.

Lane Poole Reserve was declared in 1984 to protect the conservation and recreation values of the northern jarrah forest and the Murray River - the longest permanent river in the jarrah forest. It was named after C.E. Lane Poole, the State's first Conservator of Forests and a devoted conservationist.

Things You Need To Know
Approximately 100 km south of Perth, just south of Dwellingup.

Travelling time:
2 hours from Perth

What to do:
Bushwalking, camping, swimming, canoeing and rafting, fishing, wildlife observation, picnicking, photography.

Camping and Recreation Areas:

For information on camping at Lane Poole, please visit the DPaW Campgrounds website.


Walktrails and Other Trails:

Bibbulmun Track (Dwellingup section)
Bridle Trails
Chuditch Walktrail
Island Pool Walktrail
King Jarrah Walk
Marrinup Tour (car and walking tour)
Mountain Bike Trails
Murray Valley Circuit
Nanga Heritage Circuit


Facilities include day-use and camping areas, toilets, barbecues and tables.

Best season:
Spring to Autumn (Australia)

Nearest DPaW office:
DPaW's Dwellingup District Office is in Banksiadale Road.


Notice to trail users


Many tracks and trails are subject to seasonal conditions, restrictions due to maintenance or wildfire and controlled burn restrictions.  This site provides general track/trail information but not the current status of the track/trail. Users should contact Parks and Wildlife Perth Hills District office in Mundaring (08) 9290 6100 for current track/trail information.