Fanny Cove Track and Shoal Cape

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Fanny Cove Track and Shoal Cape is a 23.3 mile out and back trail located near Fairfield, Western Australia, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
23.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no dogs

  • Shoal Cape
    Shoal Cape is an attractive fishing and snorkelling spot only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles. A toilet is provided. Please leave pets at home. Fox baits are routinely laid in the area. You may not light fires at any time of the year.
    -33.86696, 121.16685
  • Fanny Cove
    Fanny Cove campground is only accessible by four-wheel drive. Nestled in coastal heath and only meters from the beach, Fanny Cove is very popular for fishing and provides some spectacular coastal scenery. There is a sheltered day use area with picnic tables adjacent to the campground. The camping area itself consists of four sites (suitable for camper trailers or tents) and has a toilet and picnic tables. You must bring enough fresh water as there is none available in the park. All rubbish must be carried out as there are no bins available. Pets are not permitted and fox baits are routinely laid in the area. You may not light fires at any time of the year. This campground operates on a first come, first served basis. Camping fees do not apply for this campground, but there is an $11 park entry fee per vehicle.
    -33.85571, 121.19278
  • Moir Homestead ruins
    A short distance from the shores of Stokes Inlet lie the ruins of the Moir Homestead, consisting of roofless limestone walls. Visitors are welcome to visit the ruins but access via Fanny Cove Track is four-wheel drive only. In 1873, Alexander and John Moir were granted a lease of 14,000 acres around Stokes Inlet, extended by 57,000 acres in 1888. The Moirs established a homestead near the eastern shore of the inlet and grazed sheep through the coastal vegetation, which they burned in patterns to provide fresh feed. They shipped their wool from nearby Fanny Cove, together with valuable sandalwood they gathered from the surrounding country. In the 1890s, the cove was used by miners going to the Dundas and Norseman goldfields. A small area was cleared near the homestead and first barley and then other grain crops were grown as feed for the stock.
    -33.84006, 121.17696

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