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Nanga Brook Walk Trail

 

Formally known as the Chuditch trail, this walk trail connects Nanga Mill campsite and Nanga Townsite along the picturesque Nanga Brook. Some steps and short steep sections.

 

Directions to the start of the trail

Turn left out of Dwellingup Visitor Centre and follow the road up the side of the oval. At the end of the street, turn left into Pinjarra Williams Road. After .5km, take the right hand turn into Nanga Road, which is clearly signposted for Lane Poole Reserve.

 

About 7km down Nanga Road on your left hand side you will see the Entry Station for the reserve. Turn into the Entry Station and follow the signs to Nanga Mill campground (about 11km in).

 

Alternatively continue along Nanga Road for another 5km to reach Nanga Town site on your right. Please note that the Murray Valley Road gate allowing vehicular access to Nanga Mill campground is closed at weekends.

 

Facilities

Car parking, picnic tables, campsites and toilet facilities are available at Nanga Town and Nanga Mill campgrounds.

 

Trail Description

Nanga Brook Walk Trail passes through the Nanga area which was once a thriving timber milling town, operating from 1900 until the devastating Dwellingup fires of 1961. The trail can be started from either Nanga Townsite or Nanga Mill campgrounds.

 

Entrance to the trail at Nanga Town site is towards the western end of the campground, opposite a parking bay, near the brook. Pass the trailhead sign through a grove of Tea trees down to the creek across the bridge, then uphill through the dense undergrowth of the Jarrah forest. The trail meanders along Nanga Brook through to Nanga Mill campground assisted from time to time with wooden steps. The walk returns along the same path to Nanga Town site where the remains of orchards planted by the early residents can be seen.

 

Entrance to the trail at Nanga Mill campground is towards the eastern end of the site, above the small wooden bridge that crosses the creek.

 

The chuditch (western quoll), from which this trail originallly took its name, is a small cat-sized marsupial with soft brown fur and white spotting. Small populations of this protected species can be found within the reserve.


 

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.