Kokerbin Rock

1 h 30 min to 2 h

3.8 km
return

↑ 111 m
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Moderate track
Starting from the Kokerbin Rock Picnic Area off Kokerbin Hill Road, Kwolyin, this walk takes you past Wave Rock, Devil's Marbles and the Historic Well, to the summit of Kokerbin Rock and back. Explore amazing rock formations, discover some of the local history or simply enjoy woodlands, wildlife and sweeping views at Kokerbin Rock. The picnic area at the base of the rock has running water, toilets and barbecue facilities, and is a good place to start exploring. A walking trail winds its way to the summit of the granite outcrop, passing beautiful wave formations, caves, lookouts and historical sites along the way. The trail meanders to the northwestern end of Kokerbin Rock, then begins the climb up the surface of the rock itself. Once you reach the summit, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The return journey is via the same route and feels much quicker going back down. Although the trail is not technically hard, it can be steep in places. The rocks can be slippery in winter, and it is often windy at the summit. It gets hot on the rocks in summer, so take plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen. Stay on the designated paths and wear sturdy footwear when exploring the outcrops. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.8869829,117.7095515)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Eastern Highway, 94
  • Turn on to Ripper Street then drive for 480 m
  • Turn left onto Rason Street and drive for another 190 m
  • Turn right onto Mitchell Street and drive for another 3.7 km
  • Turn right onto Kellerberrin Shackleton Road and drive for another 40 m
  • Keep left onto Kellerberrin Shackleton Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 25 m
  • Turn left onto Kwolyin West Road and drive for another 23.5 km
  • Turn right onto O'Grady Road and drive for another 490 m
  • Turn left onto Scenic Drive and drive for another 610 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 3 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the Kokerbin Rock Picnic Area off Kokerbin Hill Road, head towards the singular dirt walking track as you pass by a sheltered (white) seating area, keeping the humongous rock to your left. After about 200 metres, keep right as you pass by the Feature Wall to continue along the Kokerbin Rock Track.....
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Start.
Find the water tap at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This tiny side trip takes you to the Wave Rock, passing by the Feature Wall along the way. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 135 m veer right.
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 265 m find the "Devil's Marbles" (35 m on your left).
Devil's Marbles
Devil's Marbles

Devil's Marbles are a collection of rather large and striking boulders which can be quite picturesque in the right light. The vegetation is fairly open, so there is plenty of space for wandering around.
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Devil's Marbles are a collection of rather large and striking boulders which can be quite picturesque in the right light. The vegetation is fairly open, so there is plenty of space for wandering around.

After another 345 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the historic well which was built by drovers in the 1920s. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Summit Walk.
After another 225 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 220 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 170 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 175 m come to "Kokerbin Rock".
Kokerbin Rock
Kokerbin Rock

Kokerbin Rock, the granite rock formation, towers 122m above ground level and is reputed to be the third-largest monolith in Australia. From the summit, visitors can enjoy expansive scenes of farmlands and other granite domes. The area has special significance for the Noongar people, and it is recognized as an interesting location for the study of flora and fauna. To protect the fragile environment of Kokerbin Nature Reserve, camping facilities are available at the historic townsite of Kwolyin, 9km south.
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Kokerbin Rock, the granite rock formation, towers 122m above ground level and is reputed to be the third-largest monolith in Australia. From the summit, visitors can enjoy expansive scenes of farmlands and other granite domes. The area has special significance for the Noongar people, and it is recognized as an interesting location for the study of flora and fauna. To protect the fragile environment of Kokerbin Nature Reserve, camping facilities are available at the historic townsite of Kwolyin, 9km south.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.9 km to get back to the start.

This tiny side trip takes you to the Wave Rock, passing by the Feature Wall along the way.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 3 m turn right.
After another 40 m come to "Wave Rock".
Wave Rock
Wave Rock

Wave Rock is a steep overhang that can be accessed via a side trip off the main track. Up close, it gives the appearance of being a smaller version of Hyden's Wave Rock as it also has a wave formation, although it's nowhere near as large or dramatic, and the vegetation restricts the view.
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Wave Rock is a steep overhang that can be accessed via a side trip off the main track. Up close, it gives the appearance of being a smaller version of Hyden's Wave Rock as it also has a wave formation, although it's nowhere near as large or dramatic, and the vegetation restricts the view.

Continue another 0 m to find Wave Rock at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 45 m to the main route.

This optional side trip takes you to the historic well which was built by drovers in the 1920s.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Summit Walk.
After another 130 m come to a sign.
"Historic Well".
Historic Well
Historic Well

On the western side of Kokerbin Rock is a historic well that the pioneers built by hand in the 1920s, using local stones for the wall. The well is a relic of early European settlement and was vitally important to the development of farmland in this area, which is dry for much of the year. Levering the rocks into the earth to line the well walls was an astonishing feat for the engineers of the time.
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On the western side of Kokerbin Rock is a historic well that the pioneers built by hand in the 1920s, using local stones for the wall. The well is a relic of early European settlement and was vitally important to the development of farmland in this area, which is dry for much of the year. Levering the rocks into the earth to line the well walls was an astonishing feat for the engineers of the time.

About 45 m past the end is a car park.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
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Kokerbin Rock


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 50 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
50 m[toilet]
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