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Mitchell Falls Campground

A large campground with separate generator and non-generator areas near Mertens Creek at the beginning of the walk trail to Punamii/Mitchell Falls.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:$11 adult per night, $7 concession card holder per night, $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)
  • Feature:Toilet,Info Shelter,Entry Station,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - No
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Water:Untreated

Description

Some camp sites have their own fire ring. Firewood must be collected before entering the park. Firewood collecting areas are signposted along Port Warrender Road. Preferably use your own portable gas or fuel stove.

There are toilet facilities around the campground however there are no showers. There is a swimming area downstream of the start of the walk trail. Soaps and detergents are not permitted in the creeks and rivers. There are water taps at all of the toilet facilities but it is recommended that water is boiled or otherwise treated before drinking.

Bushwalking

Punamii-unpuu/Mitchell Falls walk trail

The trail to the park's most spectacular feature winds through a range of different habitats and passes Little Mertens Falls and Big Mertens Falls.

Parts of the trail involve uneven ground, water crossings and scrambling over rocks. It has a Class 5 rating and requires a high level of fitness. Allow 4-6 hours for the 8.6km journey or 2.5 hours each way. Some visitors walk one way to or from the falls and take a helicopter flight in the other direction.

Little Mertens Falls walk trail

This easy to moderate trail leads to Little Mertens Falls where there are stunning views and the opportunity for a swim. Allow 30 minutes return for the 1.6km, Class 3 walk.

River View walk trail

The 2km Class 4 return walk crosses some steep and difficult terrain on the way to a lookout with views over the Mitchell River and surrounding woodland. Allow 1.5 hours for the return journey.

Scenic flights

There is a helipad (and booking office) at the campground where you can arrange a scenic flight to the Mitchell Plateau. It is possible to fly one way and walk back along the 4.3km scenic walk trail (or vice versa). These services are provided under licence by HeliSpirit. Bookings are essential. Click here to choose your flight.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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