Heritage trails of the Coral Coast

Follow one the many heritage trails on Western Australia’s Coral Coast - discovering the ancient culture of the Indigenous people and the hardships faced by European explorers and early pioneers.

De Grey Stock Route, Mullewa

This heritage trail follows the route first gazetted in 1905, commencing at the mouth of the de Grey River and finishing at Mullewa. The trail takes in three of the southern-most government wells and a natural watering hole, Hughie Rocks.

Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail, Mullewa

Celebrating the enormous contribution architect-priest John Hawes made to the region, the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Trail highlights 15 buildings of his design and other sites significant to his life. In harmony with the landscape, his building style is easily recognisable and provides a rewarding and inspiring travel experience.

Walk Dongara Denison

11 different treks traversing the twin towns' most scenic locations. Stroll the banks of the Irwin River, enjoy incredible ocean views or step back in time on the historic walk, which passes 17 heritage listed buildings.

Greenough River Nature Trail, Greenough

Soak up the wonders of nature, be amazed at the grace of water birds or get up close and examine the intricacies of wildflowers as nature puts on one of its most dazzling shows. The Greenough River Nature Trail traverses the banks of the Greenough River and the Greenough River mouth. It offers ideal locations for swimming, picnics, bike riding, walking, canoeing, rowing and fishing.

Irwin River Nature Trail, Dongara Denison

For a truly leisurely walk, the Irwin River Nature Trail is perfect. Spot all the interesting river wildlife, including black swans and pelicans just to name a few. Access is off Church Street where the lookout affords beautiful views of the river mouth and ocean.

Maps and further information relating to the history and heritage trails of Western Australia's Coral Coast are available from local visitor centres.

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