Walpole Inlet, Walpole, Western Australia
Inlet, Walpole-Nornalup National Park

Below you'll find a MAP of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets and the Channels on the Knoll Scenic Drive Map.

Stop at the Walpole inlet before visiting the nearby Giant Tingle Tree which offers you a look at the worlds oldest living eucalypt. Walpole - Nornalup National Park is filled with Tingle, and is a wonderful woodland experience.

Circular Pool is also located nearby. Perfect for paddling in the waterfalls and rock pools of the Wilderness Area. The cachment for the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets occupies a large proportion of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

The Walpole Inlet is the heart of Walpole and everything that surrounds the town and surrounds. Be sure to stop for a few minutes and relax beside the beautiful Walpole Inlet.

There are boat ramps and water access points all around the inlet. Enquire of the Shire or at the Walpole Visitor Centre.

Walpole Inlet East

Filled by the Walpole River and Collier Creek, the dark waters of the Walpole Inlet empty into the Nornalup Inlet through the Channels. The Channels offer a spectacular view over both inlets and can be easily accessed by taking The Knoll Scenic Drive.

The Walpole Inlet is easily accessed from the town of Walpole, which has a large visitors centre where you can get lots of useful information from the friendly staff about the Natural Attractions of the Walpole Wilderness Area.

Walpole Inlet, WA

Canoeing and Kayaking are popular recreational activities on the Walpole Inlet.

Panoramic Photograph of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole, Western Australia from the Swarbrick Jetty

Swarbrick Jetty is located directly south of Walpole Town and is one of the two authorised boat launches along the Walpole Inlet.

Popular with fishermen and visitors to the Walpole Region, the Swarbrick Jetty gives impressive views across the Walpole Inlet.

Walpole Inlet on a Still Day
Swarbrick Jetty and Pier at Walpole Town, Walpole WA
Walpole Inlet on a Still Day
Houseboat on the Walpole Inlet
Western Australian Pelican on the Walpole Inlet
Walpole Boat Launch, Swarbrick Jetty
Fishing on the Walpole Inlet

There is a boat launching area beside the Swarbrick Jetty in Walpole. Boats are required to follow the regulations signposted. For information contact the Walpole Visitors Centre in Walpole Town Centre.

There is also a very informative informational resource board at the Swarbrick Jetty on the Walpole Inlet which shares some of the geography and wildlife information about the Inlet.

This is a great place to stop and have a picnic if you're looking for a relaxing place by the water in Walpole.

Walpole Visitors Information at Walpole Inlet

On a still day the waters of the Walpole Inlet are beautifully reflective. On other days, it can feel like the edge of the world with non-stop fresh wind from the south west. Like everywere along the Rainbow Coast, the weather is changeable. :)

Panoramic Photograph of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole, Western Australia from the Swarbrick Jetty
Shores of the Walpole Inlet

The dark waters of the Walpole Inlet provide a habitat to many creatures. The tanin in the water creates an almost impenetrable indigo colour. Beautiful!

Shores of the Walpole Inlet
Nornalup Inlet from The Depot Peninsula

The Knoll Scenic Drive Map

 Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Nornalup Inlet Nornalup Inlet
The Nornalup Inlet is serene. Fed from the Deep and Frankland Rivers it connects to the Walpole Inlet via a natural deep water channel. Visit Nornalup Inlet
Walpole Inlet Walpole Inlet
Filled by the Deep & Frankland Rivers, the dark waters of the Walpole Inlet empty into the Nornalup Inlet through the Channels. Visit Walpole Inlet

Walpole and surrounds:

Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Walpole Regional Map Walpole Regional Map
Map of the Walpole Region including places to visit and National Parks. Visit Walpole Regional Map
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Stay in Walpole Stay in Walpole
An inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation in and around Walpole, WA. Find Accommodation in Walpole! Visit Stay in Walpole

Other attractions in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park:

Walpole-Nornalup National Park Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Expansive covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Visit Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Circular Pool Circular Pool
Family friendly swirling pools. Access via steps or a gentle paved pathway. Viewing platforms close to carpark. Visit Circular Pool
Conspicuous Cliff Conspicuous Cliff
Standing high above the surrounding heathland, the Cliff-top lookout gives fantastic views of the beach and river flowing into the sea. Visit Conspicuous Cliff
Fernhook Falls Fernhook Falls
Located along the Deep River Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! Visit Fernhook Falls
Frankland River Frankland River
The Frankland River is the 8th largest in the state of Western Australia flowing into the Nornalup Inlet. Visit Frankland River
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Hilltop Lookout Hilltop Lookout
On Hilltop Road, east of Walpole. Overlooking the Nornalup Inlet and Frankland River. Rocky Head and Saddle Island can be seen in the distance. Visit Hilltop Lookout
Irwin Inlet Irwin Inlet
Irwin Inlet carves the sandbars at Peaceful Bay due to the swift flow into the Southern Ocean. Visit Irwin Inlet
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Nornalup Inlet Nornalup Inlet
The Nornalup Inlet is serene. Fed from the Deep and Frankland Rivers it connects to the Walpole Inlet via a natural deep water channel. Visit Nornalup Inlet
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Sappers Bridge Sappers Bridge
Re-built October 1982 for the National Parks Authority by 22nd Construction Squadron RAE following flood damage January 1982. Visit Sappers Bridge
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Walpole Inlet Walpole Inlet
Filled by the Deep & Frankland Rivers, the dark waters of the Walpole Inlet empty into the Nornalup Inlet through the Channels. Visit Walpole Inlet

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