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Meelup Reserve Trail

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Overview

The Meelup Reserve Trail is a beautiful serene coastal walk that traverses along the north-facing Geographe Bay. This lovely bush track is an easy walk consisting mainly of a limestone and granite path decorated with stunning white sandy turquoise bays and pristine bushland.

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A walk along this trail will take you to isolated petite bays and coves through to the famous and popular bays and beaches that have facilities such as picnic areas, barbecues, showers and toilets.

The trail starts just off Hurford Street in Old Dunsborough where the Meelup Nature Reserve begins. The trail will take you past Curtis Bay, Castle Rock, Castle Bay, the famous picturesque Meelup Beach, Point Picquet and finishes at Eagle Bay.

Most of the beaches along this track are renowned swimming beaches and are particularly inviting with their calm turquoise water. Small reefs and rocky outcrops provide good snorkelling. On the trail there’s plenty of wildlife and wildflowers in spring. The track has numerous whale watching vantage points along the way and is a great spot to see whales from September to December.

To see the Meelup Nature Reserve from a different point of view, a kayaking tour follows this stunning coastline. The track officially finishes at Eagle Bay however a rougher steeper track continues all the way to Bunker Bay then onto Cape Naturaliste where it joins up with the Cape to Cape Track.

Google Reviews

09
Jun
2019
Kathy McCleary
5.0
The Meelup National Park Trail offers a walk from Old Dunsborough beach along the coastline to Eagle Bay. It is an easy walk - out and back its about 15km. It gives ocean views and a peaceful bush experience. Along the way back, I came upon the back entrance to Lot 80 restaurant. It was a very welcome pitstop and the coffee was outstanding. This walk should be started early morning to enjoy the clear morning light on the ocean. I thoroughly enjoyed watching pods of dolphin leaping out of the water at Castle Rock.
02
May
2019
Brett Hudson
5.0
Great beach good for snorkeling unique rock formations some awesome looking seats birds, awesome bit of coast line. I highly recommend visiting this great spot
02
Jan
2019
Janet Grace
5.0
This outstanding landscape view was taken from the parking area. We just stopped-by to take photos of this awesome place. Facing north-east, the coastline is truly rare in WA. I reckon that explains why the waves are gentle because it's sheltered from south westerly winds. From here it's incredible to watch the Indian Ocean, the long shallow beach ideal for swimming, and fine white sand. The place is also dog-friendly. There's wheelchair accessible parking and entrance, toilet facilities, and excellent shower rooms.
30
Jun
2019
Rachel Mansfield
5.0
Great blast with the bikes and the Family. Lots of fun was had.
02
Jul
2019
Bill Symons
5.0
Just a lovely spot to relax and feel the ambience of the south west.