Starting from Point D'Entrecasteaux car park, Windy Harbour, this walk takes you on a stroll in D'Entrecasteaux National Park. This host walk offers visitors to enjoy the views of the coastline and the ocean without any serious effort and also provides information about how important the area was for Noongar custodians of the South West. It is universally accessible, and there are useful facilities around the car park. Visitors can also enjoy the views from spectacular viewpoints such as The Window Lookout and Point D'Entrecasteaux. Let us begin by acknowledging the Noongar people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Middleton Road, 10 then drive for 25.5 km
Turn left onto Wheatley Coast Road, 10, 259 and drive for another 2.4 km
Continue onto Windy Harbour Road and drive for another 26.8 km
Turn right onto D'Entrecasteaux Drive and drive for another 4.6 km
Turn slight left onto D'Entrecasteaux Drive and drive for another 1 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of D'Entrecasteux Drive (southeastern corner), pass through the bollard and head along the narrow paved track marked by the signs on both sides. Follow the said track as you keep the lighthouse to your right. 30 metres in, keep right at the T intersection to continue along Pupalang Loop (clockwise).....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Pupulong Loop Walk & D'Entrecasteaux Drive Start heading along Pupulong Loop Walk (a walking track).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Pupulong Loop Walk & Coastal Survivors Walk) continue straight, to head along Pupulong Loop Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to a viewpoint where you can take in the coastal views to the west. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Pupulong Loop Walk.
After another 15 m pass the "Windy Harbour Lighthouse" (20 m on your right).
After another 20 m turn right, to head along Pupulong Loop Walk.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Pupulong Loop Walk.
After another 30 m pass the car park (30 m on your left).
After another 35 m (at the intersection of D'Entrecasteaux Drive & Pupulong Loop Walk) turn right, to head along D'Entrecasteaux Drive (a vehicle track).
Continue another 25 m to find at the intersection of D'Entrecasteaux Drive & Pupulong Loop Walk at the end.
This side trip takes you to a viewpoint where you can take in the coastal views to the west.
Directions & comments
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Pupulong Loop Walk.
After another 25 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 40 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Smooth & flat
7 min to 15 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)