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Around 11.00am on Sunday of this long weekend just gone, Brad and I set off from the beach in Old Dunsborough to walk the Meelup Reserve Trail.  

This coastal walk weaves along the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay from Dunsborough to Meelup and is 6.8km one way or 13.6km return, with many access points along the way.

Sunday was a great day for walking, with only a couple of light showers and mild temperatures, so we decided on the 13.6km return walk with a couple of diversions to mix things up a little.

So glad we did….the track is so well maintained, weaves in and out of coastal scrub past Castle Rock (stunning), onto the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Australia’s iconic Meelup Beach.  En-route there are whale watching lookouts, various ecosystems, small bay communities, park lands, abundant wildflowers and some of the best beaches in WA.

Meelup to Eagle Bay is a little more rugged and ascends to rocky outcrops, offering higher views of the beautiful water ….we decided this was to be our lunch break.  

After a downhill wander through bush land, we arrived in Eagle Bay …the trail continues down the beach….and at this point, extends onto Cape Naturaliste, if you’re looking for a longer one way walk.

We turned around here and headed back to Old Dunsborough, as we had a feast of Marron waiting for us back at the ranch….yum:)


Dunsborough Visitors Centre have maps of the walk trails and area, so if you’re looking for a really nice walk in the area, drop in and grab yourself some info.

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Comment by Trailtalk Admin on October 23, 2013 at 4:17pm

For more information about this trail go to the Trails WA website.

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