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Ten Mile Brook Trail

Western Australia

Location: 270km south of Perth
Length: 7 km
Surface: Coarse gravel, Compacted earth
Start / End: Rotary Park to Ten Mile Brook Dam
Public Transport: Coach
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Mountain BikesCycling – Mountain Bikes
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway
  • A short trail that runs from Margaret River out to Ten Mile Brook Dam, suitable for hiking and cycling
  • Interesting bird life and wildflowers
  • Picnic site at Ten Mile Brook Dam which has toilet and barbecue facilities.
  • Linkages to the Wadandi Track and Darch Trail

Attractions

  • Rotary Park and the Old Settlement
  • Views over the Margaret River countryside
  • Ten Mile Brook Dam
  • Rusden picnic site

Trail Guide

Also known as the Bunitj Biddi, the Ten Mile Brook Trail starts in the Rotary Park near ‘Old Kate,’ a preserved steam engine at the northern edge of Margaret River. Much of the trail follows an old timber tramway formation that ran parallel to the Margaret River. The trail finishes at the Rusden picnic site at Ten Mile Brook Dam, built in the mid-1990s to supply water for Margaret River and other nearby townships.

Section Guides

This 15 km return trail is a combination of compacted earth and coarse gravel suitable for bikes. A bridge over the weir allows a safe crossing when the river is in full flow. When you arrive at the bridge you can return to the picnic ground along this path; the rest of this trail follows the meandering river with some wonderful views and scenery along the way.

Toward the eastern end of the trail there are two optional loops bypassing areas that can become flooded in winter months. Near the dam there is a picnic area, barbecues, toilets, and shelters. While walking along Ten Mile Brook Trail, keep an eye out for the white breasted robin, golden whistler and other bush birds. This is also a great spot for wildflowers in spring.

Background Information

Traditional owners

Rail Trails Australia acknowledges the Wadandi people of the Noongar Nation, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which this rail trail is built.

 

Development and future of the rail trail 

This trail was originally developed in the 1980s as part of national Bicentennial celebrations.

 

Rail line history

The Ten Mile Brook trail follows one of several old timber tramways in the Margaret River area.

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