everything listed below
can be reached from either aboard the houseboat or using the dinghy which
accompanies each boat:
- Relax, sit
back and watch the sunset from the deck.
- Fishing from
the houseboat or the dinghy is a favourite pastime. Crabbing during
the season, can bring in some very tasty rewards.
- Visit Snake
Island and tour what was once a small farmlet in the middle of
- From Snake
Island you can dinghy up the Deep River past Tinglewood
Lodge, take to land and go up the walk trail to the Nuyts Wilderness walks
and the suspension bridge. If you are interested in longer treks, the
walk out to Thomson's Cove is a picturesque one - but be prepared and don't forget to log your
details at the Nuyts Wilderness information bay before you go.
- From the
Sealer's Cove mooring, there's a walk trail across to Circus Beach. Many
of our guests do this walk just to
drink from the fountain of youth. Circus Beach was where the
Muir family trained some of the horses that went to the 10th light horse
across for a swim and a picnic at Our Beach (everyone calls it
that) at the mouth of the inlet.
- If you're in
to surfing the sets at the mouth on Bellanger Beach can be pretty
- While at the
mouth of the inlet, why not do the Shelly Beach Walk Trail to view across
to Saddleback Island - maybe catch a view of the dolphins or whales.
- Houseboat up the Frankland River to one of the River moorings and
enjoy the peace of a bush setting.
- While up the
river, take the dinghy on an adventure up to Monastary Landing.
Very early in the mornings at certain times of year you can experience the
breathtaking beauty of the stillness, as the mist starts rising from its
rest as a blanket on the river to provide a shawl across the branch's of
the tall Karri trees. It is a truly magic experience.
Swimmers at the Mouth of the inlet
Near 'Our Beach
Looking up Shelly Beach
Old Knoll in the Ancient Empire Walk
called the 'Magic Faraway Tree')
Tree Top Walk
Walpole & Surrounds
We could write for hours on all the
things you could do and see around Walpole, here are just some highlights:
Driving towards Walpole from Manjimup you'll see the turnoff to Mandalay
Beach at Crystal Springs. The Beach was named after the ship Mandalay
was wrecked off the coast in the late 1800's.
Out North Walpole road is
Thurlby Herb Farm. Learn more about the
power of herb's as well known remedies. There's a gift shop and
Take a cruise with the
WOW Wilderness team. The Muir family will be
happy to pick you up and drop you off from the houseboat during your stay.
There are plenty of walk trails in and around Walpole. Walpole lies
on the Bibbulmun track
and there are camping huts within a few hours
walking in any direction. Mt. Clare, Mt. Frankland, Nuyts
Circular Pool and a Walk through a giant Tingle forest are not to be
missed. The turn off is opposite the Knolls Drive turnoff just
outside Walpole on the way to Nornalup.
The Knolls Drive will show you some beautiful views of the inlet.
There are great places to stop for a picnic, or walk down to the water's
edge for a spot of fishing or bird watching.
Continuing on the drive out of Walpole, you shouldn't miss the
the Giants Tree Top and Ancient Empire Walks. They are a 15 minute
drive from Walpole.
For much more information
visit the Walpole Visitor Centre Website at
Walk near Circular Pool
|PO Box 112, Walpole
WA 6398 Tel: (08) 9840 1310
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