Sunday, 28 August 2016

Pinnacles Desert View Trail (Nambung National Park)

A very short but excellent walk in the Pinnacles Desert, the Desert View Trail takes walkers through one of Western Australia's most iconic and unusual landscapes. Looping through the numerous limestone formations of the Pinnacles, the walk's gentle gradient offers walkers a more immersive perspective than the Pinnacles Drive. A convenient day trip from Perth, this walk is suitable for most levels of experience .

Lesueur & Gardner Trails (Lesueur National Park)

Combining the Lesueur and Gardner Trails, this walk is a botanical tour of Leseuer National Park - one of the greatest wildflower parks in Australia. Heading through Kwongan heathland up the short Mt Lesueur along the Lesueur Trail before looping around the Gardner Trail's circuit, this walk is filled with a brilliant display of wildflowers at every turn. A gift of WA's brilliant biodiversity, this is a must do during wildflower season.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Bigurda Trail (Kalbarri National Park)

One of Western Australia's most spectacular coastal walks, the Bigurda Trail takes walkers along an 8 km stretch of coastal cliffs in Kalbarri National Park. Linking Eagle Gorge to the Natural Bridge, this moderately easy trail features incredible views of the region's rugged, banded cliffs juxtaposed by wildflowers in a myriad of colours. A fairly unique experience, this is an essential walk of Australia's Coral Coast. 

Mushroom Rock Nature Trail (Kalbarri National Park)

A short but surprisingly adventurous walk in Kalbarri National Park, the Mushroom Rock Nature Trail provides an up close look at the Kalbarri coast. Descending to a small, rocky gorge, the trail takes walkers to Mushroom Rock and the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, before looping around past banded cliffs and other unusual formations. A perfect trail for those with an interest in geological history.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Harris Dam to Collie

A sectional day walk on the Bibbulmun Track, this 18.4 km trek leads walkers from Harris Dam's beautiful picnic area, through Jarrah forest and into the historic town of Collie via a spur trail. With a generally easy gradient over its entire length and the chance of seeing wildflowers from late Winter through to Spring, this is a pleasant if not exactly spectacular section of the Bibbulmun Track. 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Quininup Falls (Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park)

A short walk in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, this trail leads walkers from Moses Rock to the beautiful but relatively obscure Quininup Falls. The trail largely follows the Cape to Cape Track along coastal cliffs and heathland, before heading inland along an ad hoc track to the impressive falls. Largely dry over the summer tourist season, Quininup Falls is one of the spectacular rewards of winter in the Margaret River Region. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Piesse Gully Loop (Kalamunda National Park)

A tough but rewarding walk in Kalamunda National Park, the Piesse Gully Loop is the longer version of the Rocky Pool Walk Trail. Following rugged, uneven tracks up steep inclines, the trail takes walkers up and down valley slopes and past large granite formations before reaching the idyllic Rocky Pool along Piesse Brook. A must do for seasoned hikers, this is an ideal training walk for those looking to tackle challenging terrain. 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Noble Falls Walk Trail (Gidgegannup)

A pleasant and relatively easy walk, the 3.5 kilometre Noble Falls Walk Trail takes walkers along Wooroloo Brook in Gidegannup. Starting and ending at the beautiful Noble Falls, the trail features gentle gradients as it passes through bushland and near semi-rural properties, with the brook a constant companion. Given its short length, easy terrain and dog-friendly nature, this a good walk for families and beginner hikers.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Whistlepipe Gully Walk (Mundy Regional Park)

A short but consistently excellent trail in Mundy Regional Park, this walk follows Whistlepipe Gully in the Perth Hills. Along it 3.5 kilometre length, the trail follows the gully as it courses over cascades and small waterfalls, memorably passing through the ruins of a house built right on the gully's edge. A miniature, dog-friendly version of Serpentine's Kitty's Gorge, this is one of Perth's best shorter trails.