Nornalup Inlet - WA



DEG: -35.00445 116.72637
DMS: 35º 00' 16.03" S 116º 43' 34.94" E
UTM: 50 H 6126429mN 475032mE
Altitude: 0m


Place Type

Geography - Bay,Inlet,Cove


347.94kms South of Perth - Driving 420 km (4 hours 43 mins)

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Nornalup Inlet
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The Nornalup Inlet is connected to the much more sheltered Walpole Inlet through "The Channels" (between Rest Point and The Knoll). The Frankland River flows into the Nornalup Inlet from the east, and the Deep River from the north-west. At the inlet's southern end it meets the Great Southern Ocean. A ridge of low sand dunes and a sand bar separate it from the ocean, but the sand bar never closes over and there's always a narrow channel between the Nornalup Inlet and the sea.

The average depth across the entire Nornalup Inlet is 2 metres, and the maximum depth is 5 metres. Near the river mouths and the sand bar the depth is very shallow and you be careful to follow deeper channels through the sand banks if you're driving a boat.

The Nornalup Inlet has remarkably clear water. If you look down through the water when it's not too choppy, you'll see that almost the whole inlet is covered in seagrasses. There are a few sandy areas, such as off Coalmine Beach and near the sand bar and Skippy Rock Channel.

The inlets are home to plentiful birdlife and marinelife. It's a wonderful place for birdwatching and fishing. Pelicans are very common. There seem to always be a few hanging around Coalmine Beach.
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Closest Weather Station

Walpole North at 24/12:00pm WST
Distance from Nornalup Inlet 6.41km N
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Closest Climatic Station

Rocky Gully
Distance from Nornalup Inlet 54.67km NE
Mean Max. °C27.327.525.422.018.815.514.715.316.419.023.125.5
Mean Min. °C12.613.312.410.
Mean Rain mm17.316.334.551.371.890.396.090.595.

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