Margaret River Heritage Loop
Starting from Rotary Park on Bussell Highway, Margaret River, this walk takes you on a circuit along the north and south shores of the Margaret River via the River Walk Trail. From Rotary Park, the trail follows the north shore to the bridge and river crossing at Barret Street Weir. Boardwalks to protect the fragile river system lead to a beautiful viewing platform overlooking the river. The trail passes by original settlers buildings and a photogenic moss coated archway before crossing the lovely wooden footbridge over the Margaret River, leading back to Rotary Park. Keep an eye out for the White-breasted Robin, Golden Whistler and other birds along the trail. This is also a great spot for seeing wildflowers in spring. The path along the river provides tranquil moments as the waters flow gently, and the river is home to a couple of viewing platforms on either side. The trail is a combination of compacted earth and coarse gravel, with a flat surface and little elevation change. The path is suitable for bicycles, prams, and possibly also for wheelchair users with assistance. With a great mix of forest, river and bridges, this walk will keep you interested for the entirety of the journey and is the perfect way to connect with nature in Margaret River. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.