New coastal path links beach to na­tional park

Walking New Zealand - - Walk Talk -

A new 6.2km coastal path in Den­mark, West Aus­tralia has of­fi­cially opened, pro­vid­ing a di­rect link from Ocean Beach to Wil­liam Bay Na­tional Park for walk­ers and cy­clists.

The $700,000 Wilder­ness Ocean Walk (WOW) Trail was sup­ported by the Aus­tralian Govern­ment’s Tourism De­mand Driver In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram – over­seen by Tourism WA – in part­ner­ship with the Shire of Den­mark and Lot­tery­west.

The path con­nects Lights Beach, Back Beach and the Den­mark Com­mu­nity Wind­farm along the spec­tac­u­lar Wil­son Head re­serve.

The 2m wide trail winds through an A-class re­serve, pro­vid­ing breath­tak­ing views of Wil­son In­let, Mon­key Rock, Ocean Beach (pic­tured) and sur­round­ing farm­land. It also has seat­ing, sig­nage and di­rect links to the Munda Biddi Trail and Bib­bul­mun Track.

The WOW Trail can be ac­cessed via the Den­mark Com­mu­nity Wind­farm, Back Beach or Lights Beach. Pedes­tri­ans should al­low 90 min­utes and cy­clists 40 min­utes to com­plete the trail one-way.

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