Busselton – Flinders Bay Rail Trail (Wardandi Track)

Overview

A network of fantastic walks or rides along the old railway reserve, these trails contribute to the master plan for a 105 kilometre cycling and walking track aligned along the former historical Busselton to Flinders Bay (Augusta) Railway. The track will be named the Wardandi Track and will highlight the Aboriginal and historic heritage values along the route.

More information

The Busselton to Vasse leg of the Rails to Trails commences at the Busselton Jetty precinct. The trail meanders along the bay then heads to Vasse alongside the bypass crossing the fully restored Kangaroo Gully Bridge. You can loop back to Busselton by joining up with the Busselton to Dunsborough Bike and Walk Path.

Part of the ‘Rails to Trails’ network, the 13.5 kilometre firm track from Margaret River to Cowaramup crosses the Margaret River itself, and makes its way through an arboretum, bushland, farms and vineyards.

It is a beautiful walk in all seasons with dappled shade in summer, colourful vines in autumn, cascading waterways in winter and it is rich with wildflowers in spring.

Once you get to Cowaramup reward yourself by tasting and shopping your way around town for a well-deserved delicious picnic at the cellar door and gourmet the providores. Or you can have lunch at one of the cafes.

Another great walk or ride is south from Margaret River town to Gnaraway Road. This 4 kilometre trail crosses original culverts and cattle grids and traverses through working farms and bushland. At the end of the trail there is chalet accommodation and it is close to a winery and restaurant.

For further details and maps of the Busselton to Flinders Bay Rail Trail, contact your local visitor centre or visit Railtrails.org.au.