MundAl - Lake Muir to Denmark

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesDenmark
FinishLake Muir Observatory
DifficultyDifficulty 1.5/5
Suitable For4WD AWD Camper Bike 
Distance286.24 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed43.22 km/hr
Travel Time6 hrs 37 mins
Page Updated: 7 Dec 2018

Description

This Trek is part of a series of short treks that make up the complete MundAl Track. This part covers the route from Lake Muir to Denmark and is the 5th trek in the series.

This is a complicated section of the route with many tracks traversed in order to reach tricky spots but well worth the effort. The route will take you to Mt Franklin and Mt Lindesay via forestry tracks that lie inbetween the two major highways (Lake Muir Hwy & South Western Hwy), you'll cross the Franklin River, and pass many other lakes, and farmland. This is a wonderful part of the South West and despite feeling immersed in nature you can easily make your way off the route to reach a main road and visit other tourist sites. We've listed quite a few good sites to visit and places to stay that will involved slight side trips away from the prescribed route shown on the map (see Things to See, Places to Stay).

The route enables a variety of tourist activities and attractions to be visited and there is plenty of scope for bushwalking. You will pass close to, or through small towns and you will be in the vicinity of further 4WD activity if you wish to detour from the route provided for further exploring. You are encouraged to take time to experience the surrounding areas and their attractions.

You will have access to a range of accommodation encompassing everything from hotels, motels, B&Bs, regulated camping and bush camping.

Please note the additional information provided in the Preparation section below and be aware that will need to be on the look out for other recreation users including cyclists and hikers. Be prepared to encounter logging/mining/farming trucks at any time along the track.

Once in Denmark, there are many other opportunities, either head west to enjoy the special sights of William Bay National Park and beyond onto Walpole or pick up the final trek in this series of the MundAl track for an alternative route to Albany via more forestry tracks to avoid the highway.

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Preparation

MUST READ: You are strongly encouraged to read the following articles prepared by the knowledge experts at ExplorOz for your safety and preparation before undertaking any published ExplorOz Trek - Outback Safety, Outback Driving Tips, Outback Communications, and Vehicle Setup for the Outback.

Parts of the track will be the subject of closure due to weather, fire or other events and will need to be monitored by anyone immediately prior to and during any use of the track. You will not be able to access a mobile phone network on some sections of the track.

If wet, do not attempt this track solo and always carry recovery equipment.

Be prepared to encounter logging/mining/farming trucks at any time along the track. There is also possible stock movement along the roads/tracks. Be aware that DRA, Water Corp and mining gates/signs may change access at any time.

Permits

No permit is required to travel this route however when entering any national park or state forest you must abide by any travel restrictions particularly if near a DRA or Prescribed Burning Operations are imminent. You need to be aware of Water Corp restrictions in any area you may be travelling through as well as fire restrictions. There will be seasonal closures on some parts of the track due to weather and other events and you must make prior checks for any closure information.

Fuel Usage

DieselULPLPG
4cyl 40 litres4cyl 46 litres4cyl 57 litres
6cyl 44 litres6cyl 52 litres6cyl 50 litres
8cyl 44 litres8cyl 47 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Closest Climatic Station

Rocky Gully
Distance from Trek Mid Point 14.42km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.327.525.422.018.815.514.715.316.419.023.125.5
Mean Min. °C12.613.312.410.89.47.76.46.77.17.99.811.2
Mean Rain mm17.316.334.551.371.890.396.090.595.054.141.231.8
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

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Directions

Denmark to Scotsdale Rd & Howe Rd
Driving: 4.46 km
Heading: 339°
Avg Speed: 33.1 km/hr
EST Time: 08:05
  • Head southwest on South Coast Highway (1) for: 0.09 km time: 00:17
  • Make a U-turn and continue on South Coast Highway (1) for: 0.13 km time: 00:20
  • Turn left onto Horsley Road for: 0.32 km time: 01:03
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit, onto Scotsdale Road for: 3.92 km time: 06:25
  • Turn right onto Howe Road for: 0 km time: 00:00
Scotsdale Rd & Howe Rd to Hamilton Rd & Howe Rd
Driving: 0.22 km
Heading: 46°
Avg Speed: 63.47 km/hr
EST Time: 00:12
  • Head northeast on Howe Road for: 0.22 km time: 00:13
  • Turn left onto Hamilton Road for: 0 km time: 00:00
Hamilton Rd & Howe Rd to Churchill Rd & Hamilton Rd
Driving: 3.99 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 46.68 km/hr
EST Time: 05:07
  • Head north on Hamilton Road for: 3.99 km time: 05:08
  • Turn left onto Churchill Road for: 0 km time: 00:00
Churchill Rd & Hamilton Rd to Stan Rd & Churchill Rd
Driving: 1.1 km
Heading: 86°
Avg Speed: 46.92 km/hr
EST Time: 01:24
  • Head southeast on Churchill Road for: 1.1 km time: 01:24
Stan Rd & Churchill Rd to Churchill Rd
Driving: 3.9 km
Heading: 314°
Avg Speed: 30.53 km/hr
EST Time: 07:39
  • Head southwest on Churchill Road for: 3.9 km time: 07:40
  • Make a sharp right to stay on Churchill Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Churchill Rd to Churchill Rd & Nutcracker Rd
Driving: 2.3 km
Heading: 39°
Avg Speed: 29.47 km/hr
EST Time: 04:40
  • Head northeast on Churchill Road for: 2.27 km time: 04:31
  • Make a sharp left onto Nutcracker Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:08
  • Turn right onto Churchill Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:02
Churchill Rd & Nutcracker Rd to Churchill Rd & Sandy Track Rd
Driving: 3.43 km
Heading: 359°
Avg Speed: 30.99 km/hr
EST Time: 06:38
  • Head north on Churchill Road for: 3.43 km time: 06:39
Churchill Rd & Sandy Track Rd to Churchill Rd
Driving: 2.26 km
Heading: 354°
Avg Speed: 31 km/hr
EST Time: 04:22
  • Head north on Churchill Road for: 2.26 km time: 04:23
Churchill Rd to Blue Lake Rd & Churchill Rd
Driving: 5.31 km
Heading: 354°
Avg Speed: 30.99 km/hr
EST Time: 10:16
  • Head northwest on Churchill Road for: 5.31 km time: 10:17
Blue Lake Rd & Churchill Rd to Blue Lake Rd & Granite Rd
Driving: 6.39 km
Heading: 266°
Avg Speed: 30.86 km/hr
EST Time: 12:25
  • Head north on Churchill Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:04
  • Turn left onto Blue Lake Road for: 6.38 km time: 12:21
Blue Lake Rd & Granite Rd to Granite Rd & Break Rd
Driving: 12.13 km
Heading: 191°
Avg Speed: 30.88 km/hr
EST Time: 23:34
  • Head east on Mannos Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:07
  • Turn right onto Granite Road for: 12.12 km time: 23:28
Granite Rd & Break Rd to Mt Lindesay Rd
Driving: 0.98 km
Heading: 76°
Avg Speed: 29.85 km/hr
EST Time: 01:58
  • Head south on Granite Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
  • Turn left onto Break Road for: 0.34 km time: 00:44
  • Turn left onto Mount Lindesay Road for: 0.63 km time: 01:13
Mt Lindesay Rd to Mt Lindesay Carpark & Trail Head
Driving: 1.18 km
Heading: 70°
Avg Speed: 35.64 km/hr
EST Time: 01:59
  • Head northeast for: 1.17 km time: 01:58
  • Turn left for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Mt Lindesay Carpark & Trail Head to Mt Lindesay Rd
Driving: 1.18 km
Heading: 250°
Avg Speed: 35.82 km/hr
EST Time: 01:58
  • Head south for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
  • Turn right for: 1.17 km time: 01:57
Mt Lindesay Rd to Granite Rd & Break Rd
Driving: 0.98 km
Heading: 256°
Avg Speed: 28.85 km/hr
EST Time: 02:02
  • Head southwest on Mount Lindesay Road for: 0.63 km time: 01:19
  • Turn right onto Break Road for: 0.34 km time: 00:42
  • Turn right onto Granite Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Granite Rd & Break Rd to Blue Lake Rd & Granite Rd
Driving: 12.13 km
Heading: 11°
Avg Speed: 30.95 km/hr
EST Time: 23:30
  • Head north on Granite Road for: 12.12 km time: 23:30
  • Turn left onto Mannos Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Blue Lake Rd & Granite Rd to Mannos Rd
Driving: 7.17 km
Heading: 327°
Avg Speed: 30.98 km/hr
EST Time: 13:53
  • Head west on Mannos Road for: 7.17 km time: 13:53
Mannos Rd to Mannos Rd & Salami Rd
Driving: 0.86 km
Heading: 314°
Avg Speed: 30.76 km/hr
EST Time: 01:40
  • Head northwest on Mannos Road for: 0.86 km time: 01:41
  • Turn left onto Salami Road for: 0 km time: 00:00
Mannos Rd & Salami Rd to Fenceline
Driving: 1.49 km
Heading: 270°
Avg Speed: 31 km/hr
EST Time: 02:53
  • Head west on Salami Road for: 1.49 km time: 02:53
Fenceline to Danger Big Hole
Driving: 2.37 km
Heading: 249°
Avg Speed: 30.96 km/hr
EST Time: 04:35
  • Head west on Salami Road for: 2.37 km time: 04:35
Danger Big Hole to Salami Rd caution when wet
Driving: 2.02 km
Heading: 237°
Avg Speed: 30.99 km/hr
EST Time: 03:54
  • Head southwest on Salami Road for: 2.02 km time: 03:55
Salami Rd caution when wet to Watershed Rd & Salami Rd
Driving: 4.17 km
Heading: 243°
Avg Speed: 30.62 km/hr
EST Time: 08:10
  • Head southwest on Salami Road for: 4.16 km time: 08:09
  • Make a sharp left onto Watershed Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Watershed Rd & Salami Rd to Watershed Rd & Bevan Rd
Driving: 9.52 km
Heading: 13°
Avg Speed: 30.98 km/hr
EST Time: 18:26
  • Head north on Watershed Road for: 8.08 km time: 15:38
  • Turn left to stay on Watershed Road for: 1.45 km time: 02:48
Watershed Rd & Bevan Rd to Kent River Crossing at Bevan Rd
Driving: 5.81 km
Heading: 269°
Avg Speed: 30.87 km/hr
EST Time: 11:17
  • Head north on Watershed Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:03
  • Turn left onto Bevan Road for: 5.8 km time: 11:14
Kent River Crossing at Bevan Rd to Suez Rd & Bevan Rd
Driving: 4.89 km
Heading: 286°
Avg Speed: 31 km/hr
EST Time: 09:27
  • Head north on Bevan Road for: 4.04 km time: 07:50
  • Go straight onto Suez Road for: 0.85 km time: 01:38
Suez Rd & Bevan Rd to Nornalup Rd & Bevan Rd
Driving: 9.32 km
Heading: 288°
Avg Speed: 30.79 km/hr
EST Time: 18:09
  • Head southeast on Suez Road for: 0 km time: 00:08
  • Make a sharp right onto Bevan Road for: 9.31 km time: 18:01
Nornalup Rd & Bevan Rd to Nornalup Rd & Bevan Rd
Driving: 0.95 km
Heading: 338°
Avg Speed: 29.63 km/hr
EST Time: 01:55
  • Head northwest on Bevan Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:06
  • Turn right onto Nornalup Road for: 0.94 km time: 01:50
Nornalup Rd & Bevan Rd to Bevan Rd
Straight: 5.99 km
Heading: 292°
Bevan Rd to Durham Rd
Straight: 7.37 km
Heading: 209°
Durham Rd to Durham Rd
Driving: 0.6 km
Heading: 203°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 00:30
  • Head south for: 0.6 km time: 00:30
Durham Rd to Roe Rd & Western Rd
Straight: 2.55 km
Heading: 115°
Roe Rd & Western Rd to Western Rd & Mitchell Rd
Straight: 7.59 km
Heading: 174°
Western Rd & Mitchell Rd to Mountain Rd & Western Rd
Straight: 2.45 km
Heading: 162°
Mountain Rd & Western Rd to Boronia Rd & Middle Rd
Straight: 3.63 km
Heading: 206°
Boronia Rd & Middle Rd to Boronia Rd & Middle Rd
Driving: 5.44 km
Heading: 100°
Avg Speed: 39.02 km/hr
EST Time: 08:21
  • Head east on Boronia Road for: 5.44 km time: 08:22
Boronia Rd & Middle Rd to Middle Rd & Trent Rd
Driving: 14.08 km
Heading: 176°
Avg Speed: 36 km/hr
EST Time: 23:28
  • Head south on Middle Road for: 14.08 km time: 23:28
Middle Rd & Trent Rd to Trent Rd & Rose Rd
Driving: 3.39 km
Heading: 274°
Avg Speed: 36 km/hr
EST Time: 05:39
  • Head southwest on Trent Road for: 3.39 km time: 05:39
Trent Rd & Rose Rd to Trent Rd
Driving: 8.44 km
Heading: 307°
Avg Speed: 35.94 km/hr
EST Time: 14:05
  • Head southwest on Trent Road for: 3.94 km time: 06:34
  • Turn right to stay on Trent Road for: 4.51 km time: 07:31
Trent Rd to Kangaroo Rd & Trent Rd
Driving: 3.83 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 36 km/hr
EST Time: 06:23
  • Head north on Trent Road for: 3.83 km time: 06:23
Kangaroo Rd & Trent Rd to Kangaroo Rd & Collis Rd
Driving: 5.32 km
Heading: 270°
Avg Speed: 35.82 km/hr
EST Time: 08:54
  • Head north on Trent Road for: 0 km time: 00:01
  • Turn left onto Kangaroo Road for: 5.32 km time: 08:53
  • Make a sharp right onto Collis Road for: 0 km time: 00:00
Kangaroo Rd & Collis Rd to 3 ways - Loop Rd, Collis Rd, & Dingo Flat Rd
Driving: 2.65 km
Heading: 211°
Avg Speed: 35.94 km/hr
EST Time: 04:25
  • Head southwest on Collis Road for: 2.65 km time: 04:26
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Loop Road for: 0 km time: 00:00
3 ways - Loop Rd, Collis Rd, & Dingo Flat Rd to Franklin River Crossing at Loop Rd
Driving: 7.66 km
Heading: 289°
Avg Speed: 36 km/hr
EST Time: 12:46
  • Head west on Loop Road for: 7.66 km time: 12:46
Franklin River Crossing at Loop Rd to Waypoint Marker
Straight: 0.32 km
Heading: 326°
Waypoint Marker to Elsie Back Track
Driving: 0.8 km
Heading: 325°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 00:40
  • Head northwest for: 0.8 km time: 00:40
Elsie Back Track to Copeland Rd
Driving: 2.98 km
Heading: 61°
Avg Speed: 71.39999 km/hr
EST Time: 02:30
  • Head northeast for: 0.02 km time: 00:01
  • Turn right for: 2.96 km time: 02:29
  • Turn right for: 0 km time: 00:00
Copeland Rd to Munda Biddi Track
Driving: 2.19 km
Heading: 185°
Avg Speed: 70.74 km/hr
EST Time: 01:51
  • Head southwest for: 2.19 km time: 01:51
  • Make a sharp right for: 0 km time: 00:00
Munda Biddi Track to Base Rd
Driving: 0.52 km
Heading: 28°
Avg Speed: 70.02 km/hr
EST Time: 00:26
  • Head east for: 0.18 km time: 00:10
  • Turn left at the end of the road, ontofor: 0.34 km time: 00:17
Base Rd to Waterhole
Driving: 0.43 km
Heading: 61°
Avg Speed: 66 km/hr
EST Time: 00:23
  • Head north for: 0.01 km time: 00:03
  • Make a sharp right for: 0.42 km time: 00:21
Waterhole to Base Rd
Driving: 0.43 km
Heading: 241°
Avg Speed: 60.96 km/hr
EST Time: 00:25
  • Head southeast for: 0.42 km time: 00:25
  • Make a sharp left for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Base Rd to Copeland Rd
Driving: 1.6 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 71.94 km/hr
EST Time: 01:20
  • Head north for: 1.6 km time: 01:20
Copeland Rd to Mt Franklin Rd Cross Roads
Driving: 5.23 km
Heading: 357°
Avg Speed: 70.8 km/hr
EST Time: 04:25
  • Head northeast for: 3.37 km time: 02:49
  • Make a slight right for: 1.84 km time: 01:35
  • Make a sharp left onto Mount Frankland Road for: 0.02 km time: 00:02
Mt Franklin Rd Cross Roads to Mt Frankland Carpark
Driving: 3.8 km
Heading: 91°
Avg Speed: 48.46 km/hr
EST Time: 04:42
  • Head northeast on Mount Frankland Road for: 3.66 km time: 03:55
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Mount Frankland Road for: 0.14 km time: 00:47
Mt Frankland Carpark to Mt Franklin Rd Cross Roads
Driving: 3.71 km
Heading: 271°
Avg Speed: 27.25 km/hr
EST Time: 08:10
  • Head northwest on Mount Frankland Road for: 0.05 km time: 00:18
  • Turn left to stay on Mount Frankland Road for: 3.66 km time: 07:52
Mt Franklin Rd Cross Roads to Thompson Rd & Mt Frankland Rd
Driving: 2.88 km
Heading: 277°
Avg Speed: 19.74 km/hr
EST Time: 08:45
  • Head southwest on Mount Frankland Road for: 2.88 km time: 08:44
Thompson Rd & Mt Frankland Rd to Thomson Rd & Weld Rd
Driving: 11.52 km
Heading: 347°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 34:33
  • Head northeast on Thompson Road for: 11.52 km time: 34:34
Thomson Rd & Weld Rd to Cross Roads
Driving: 6.46 km
Heading: 289°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 05:23
  • Head west for: 6.46 km time: 05:23
Cross Roads to Weld Rd over Deep River
Straight: 1.88 km
Heading: 301°
Weld Rd over Deep River to Weld Rd & Johnston Rd
Driving: 3.92 km
Heading: 300°
Avg Speed: 35.94 km/hr
EST Time: 06:32
  • Head west on Weld Road for: 3.91 km time: 06:31
  • Turn right onto Johnston Road for: 0.01 km time: 00:01
Weld Rd & Johnston Rd to Johnston Rd
Driving: 5.48 km
Heading: 77°
Avg Speed: 54.6 km/hr
EST Time: 06:01
  • Head northeast on Johnston Road for: 0.04 km time: 00:05
  • Turn right to stay on Johnston Road for: 5.43 km time: 05:56
Johnston Rd to Mattabandup Rd & Johnston Rd
Straight: 2.59 km
Heading: 56°
Mattabandup Rd & Johnston Rd to Mattabandup Rd & Shedick Rd
Driving: 3.75 km
Heading: 327°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 03:07
  • Head southwest for: 3.75 km time: 03:08
Mattabandup Rd & Shedick Rd to Mattabandup Rd & Tin Hut Rd
Driving: 4.03 km
Heading: 337°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 03:21
  • Head northwest for: 4.03 km time: 03:22
Mattabandup Rd & Tin Hut Rd to Tin Hut Rd
Straight: 3.49 km
Heading: 297°
Tin Hut Rd to Bevan Rd
Driving: 3.47 km
Heading: 71°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 02:53
  • Head northeast for: 3.47 km time: 02:54
Bevan Rd to Thomson Rd & Bevan Rd
Driving: 5.21 km
Heading: 84°
Avg Speed: 72 km/hr
EST Time: 04:20
  • Head east for: 5.21 km time: 04:20
Thomson Rd & Bevan Rd to Muir Hwy & Thomson Rd
Driving: 16.73 km
Heading: 346°
Avg Speed: 36 km/hr
EST Time: 27:53
  • Head northwest on Thomson Road for: 16.73 km time: 27:53
Muir Hwy & Thomson Rd to Lake Muir Observatory
Driving: 1.32 km
Heading: 97°
Avg Speed: 40.42 km/hr
EST Time: 01:57
  • Head east on Muir Highway (102) for: 1.14 km time: 00:46
  • Turn right for: 0.18 km time: 01:11
Distance is based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

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