Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River between the Denmark Traffic Bridge (on South Coast Hwy) and the Denmark Heritate Rail Bridge.
Mokare Heritage Trail is a river-side walk from Denmark Town south to where the Denmark River empties into the Wilson Inlet. View the Mokare Heritage Trail Map.
It's 1.8k or so one-way, so prepare for the length of walk you intend to take. If you want to do a return walk, cross the river at the bridges either end and continue along the river in the direction from which you came. (3.2km return)
Wrapping along the banks of the Denmark River, it's easy to imagine you are traveling back in time on this trail. The paperbarks, and their reflections in the river, emerse you in nature. A beautiful riverside walk/hike.
Start in town at the traffic bridge, or start the Mokare Heritage Trail from the south at the mouth of the Denmark River at the Mokare Heritage Rail Bridge.
The Heritage Rail Bridge is easily accessed from Denmark Town driving south along the river (Hollings Drive) where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo set for tourists.
Take a stroll across the bridge and along the trail on the north side of the Inlet. It is also a lovely walk along the river either from town, or down to the river mouth.
There is a parking at the rivermouth where you will often find flocks of Black Swans and Western Australian Pelicans feeding in the rivermouth.
The Heritage Rail Trail joins the Mokare Heritage Trail at the Railway Bridge at the mouth of the Denmark River
The Rail Trail intersects with the Mokare Heritage Trail at the Heritage Rail Trail at the mouth of the Denmark River. The Rail Trail walk is a 10km return walk, bike ride or horse ride along the northern shores of the Wilson Inlet.
Home to the Black Swan, Western Australian Pelicans, and Red Tailed Black Parrots the Wilson Inlet and the Denmark River are havens for birds from both hemispheres.
The Wilson Inlet Heritage Rail Trail stretches from the South Coast Highway in the east along North East side of the Inlet, past Crusoe Beach, across the river on the north side of the river) and continues through the forest and valleys to Nornalup in the West
If you are in to exploring, several Aboriginal Fish Traps and Shelters are located along the trail on the north side of the Inlet. Each shelter is signposted along the walk.
Alternatively, cross the bridge and walk back to Denmark along Hollings Road on the western side of the river, or take the eastern shore and head back to town along the Mokare Heritage Trail.
Denmark River from the Mokare Heritage Railway Bridge as the river flows into Wilson Inlet
Denmark River facing Denmark Town from the Mokare Heritage Railway Bridge
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