Captain Fawcett Commemorative Track
About the Track
Track Description

Dwellingup to Quindanning - ~121km. About 3-4 hours leisurely drive
Alternatively turn left when you hit the Pinjarrah Williams road off the Lower Hotham road and head back to Dwellingup. This misses out the 60km round trip to the Quindanning Inn. ~132km
Or, keep straight on the Harvey Quindanning road PAST the Lower Hotham road for another 16km until hitting the Pinjarrah williams road, turn left, over the bridge and the Quindanning Inn is on the right.

Grade1 with 4WD not really necesssary, although advisable in High range on the gravelly tracks. Very minor scratchies in limited spots but of no real concern
4WD may be needed to access some of the short tracks off the main track down to the river for picnics or camping

The trail was pioneered by Captian Fawcett who had a 10,000acre holding at Pinjarra. His aboriginal workers mentioned a source of good water over the Darling Ranges they called Mokine. Fawcett and William Pollard set off in 1860 up the Murray and Hotham rivers then up the Marradong creek where they believe they arrived at Mokine. Fawcett set up a homestead, took 5,000 acres and leased another 6,000 acres. He blaized a direct trail back, marking trees for his workers and shepherds to follow. This just about follows the existing Dwellingup/Marradong road perfectly and was once know as Fawcett road on early maps

Points of interest:
Historic Homesteads
Narrow \"cutter\'s\" tracks
Old trestle Bridges used by the cutter\'s rail lines to transport their sawn timber
Majestic Jarrah forest
Great views
World\'s longest belt-line (conveyor) from Mt Saddleback to Collie (51km) transporting Worsley bauxite
Long Gully Rail bridge, once used to transport timber to the Hakea Mill. Now part of the Bibbulmun track

Track Logs
User ID Log Vehicle Date
57595 Mitsubishi Pajero Apr 1, 2015
44211 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sep 6, 2014
40761 Been there three times, more fun in the winter after the rain but still lots to do and see in the warmer months, good canoeing etc. Nice pubs in Quindanning and Dwellingup on the run home. Mitsubishi Delica Apr 20, 2014
41992 Mostly dry, some small puddles, did half then wandered off to so much trickier stuff in the area including river crossing Toyota FJ Cruiser Dec 10, 2013
42385 Very wet! Lots of deep holes that are clearly visible. Great fun and not too many others on the track. Started in Dwellingup and Fnished on Driver Road. Signs not too clear near the start of the track. Just stick to the river heading south. Toyota Prado Aug 18, 2013
41992 Quite wet and muddy, fairly basic, bog holes all passable Toyota FJ Cruiser Aug 5, 2013
39758 Very wet. Some of the 'puddles' are very deep and have hidden ruts in places so take care. Suzuki Sierra May 21, 2013
30788 awesome fun in the wet loads of mud wooooooo Ford Ranger Aug 3, 2012
14347 Had a great time the wife's first time Nissan Patrol Jul 15, 2012
23993 Suprisingly wet for the time of year, the first 35km or so past the trestle bridges may require 4WD or at least high clearance while the remainder is on gravel roads and bitumen. Toyota Prado Jan 7, 2012