The Currawong Pump Track is located at Potters Gorge campsite/day use area, about 2 hours south of Perth in the Wellington National Park, just inland from Australind/Bunbury. The road is sealed all the way. There is ample parking and very clean, odour free, composting toilets. No drinking water available.
What exactly is a pump track?
A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” – meaning to create momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. (Wikipedia)
But however you ride it, it is great fun!
Great fun for all ages
The track is suitable for all ages, from the littlest riders still on trainer wheels, with the cutest little log roll overs and some serious rollers and berms (banked up curves) for the bigger kids. We have even seen a few dads doing laps of the course!
If the older kids want a bit more of a challenge, the 10 km Sika Trail runs right through the area as well.
There is no seating in the direct vicinity of the bike track, so if the younger kids need supervision, it may be advisable to bring your own folding chairs. There is no shortage of shade to sit under though.
Make a Day of it!
There are gas BBQs, seating and shelters in the day use area and full on camp kitchens if you decide to camp out.
The Kiosk at the Dam is a short drive away and offer ice creams, cold drinks, hot coffee, burgers, sandwiches, pies and delicious home made cakes! Choose to sit indoors or dine ‘alfresco’ with views of Wellington Dam and blue wrens at your feet, literally!
So next time you head out to the National Park, remember to pack the bikes.
Currawong Pump Track
A short video by MTB Guidebook of the Currawong Pump Track