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The starting point carpark at the end of Crystaluna Drive.
Getting there using public transport
The best way to get using public transport is take bus route 558, which you can catch from either the Rockingham or Warnbro train stations from the north or the Mandurah Train station from the south. Alight from the bus at the bus stop at the northern end of Dorado Street (just south of Crystaluna Drive). It’s about a 700m walk from the bus stop north and then along Crystaluna Drive to the car park.
Turn around point
The turn around point is the carpark on Sabina Drive at the end of Madora Beach Road.
Getting back to the start from the turn around point – if you don’t want to do an out-and-back walk
The best way to get back to the start using public transport is to first catch bus 584 and then transfer to bus 558. The terminus bus stop for this bus is about 50m up Madora Beach Road. Take this bus and alight at the first stop on Mandurah Road. Cross the road and catch the next 558 north to alight at the bus stop at the northern end of Dorado Street (just south of Crystaluna Drive).
Alternatively, bus 584 will take you back to the Mandurah Train station.
Summary of the walk
Figure 1 below shows the route. The total one-way distance is 4.5km, making it an 9.0km out and back walk.
Water and toilets
Any toilet blocks are noted below in the text in italics. These are also sources of potable water. Any additional drinking water taps and showers are also noted in italics.
At the carpark at the end of Crystaluna Drive, there is a shower and a café and general store on the corner of Crystaluna Drive and Marillana Drive – about 50m from the carpark.
From the carpark head south along the path through the dunes (Plate 1), passed two smaller carparks, and, after about 1.1km which is before the path meets Foreshore Drive, there is a limestone track off to the right (Plate 2).
Take this track which it leads to a carpark with toilets and a shower. This is adjacent to the T junction of Singleton Beach Road and Foreshore Drive. There is also a lookout at the northern end of the car park just passed the toilet block (Plate 3), with good views (Plate 4).
South of this carpark the path runs parallel to Foreshore Drive on the east side of the road (Plate 5).
There are two options to proceed from here:
1. Proceed do the footpath for about 1.3km where Foreshore Drive ends (there are some views to the ocean); or
2. Head down to the beach and walk south.
Either way, after about 800m there is a lookout within the foreshore reserve (Plate 6), with good ocean views (Plate 7)
When Foreshore Drive ends you then have to take the sand track to the beach and continue south (Plate 8).
The land adjacent to this area of the coast is yet to be developed and there is no formal track through this area, which is fenced off anyway (Plate 9).
Walk an additional 1.0km south and you will see the start of the Madora residential area. Take the second sand track up to a small carpark with no facilities – this is the turn around point (Plate 10)
Garry Middle, January 2018