Sunday, 30 October 2016

Mamang Trail (WA) - Fitzgerald Inlet to Point Ann (Beach Route)

The second day of an overnight hike in Fitzgerald River National Park, the 12.6 km return walk of the Mamang Trail follows a shorter, alternate route. Initially follow the main trail to Point Charles Junction, the alternate route takes walkers via a series of sand dunes before a long beach walk down Point Charles and St Mary Beaches. Featuring jagged rock formations and pristine beaches, this shortcut is an excellent alternative.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Mamang Trail (WA) - Point Ann to Fitzgerald Inlet

The first day of an overnight hike in Fitzgerald River National Park, the 15.4 kilometre traverse of the Mamang Trail takes walkers from Point Ann to the banks of the Fitzgerald Inlet. Starting as a beach walk, the trail heads inland through biodiverse heath, with stunning views of lakes, pristine beaches, inlets and the central wilderness peaks. A relatively easy wilderness walk, this is a superb trail in one of the state's best parks. 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Z Bend River Trail (Kalbarri National Park)

A short but adventurous trail, the Z Bend River Trail takes walkers down into the Z Bend of the Murchison River Gorge. After viewing the sheer cliffs of the Z Bend from a lookout, the trail descends through a side gorge, following a route over boulders, ladder climbs and narrow chasms to reach the river itself. With its beautifully rugged terrain, the Z Bend River Trail is a great primer for the multi-day River Gorge Hike.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Loop Walk (Kalbarri National Park)

One of Trails WA's Top Trails, the Loop Walk follows a natural loop in the Murchison River near the iconic Nature's Window. Initially walking along the cliff top, the trail descends for a rugged and adventurous section along narrow ledges through the gorge before easing off along a sandy stretch back up to Nature's Window. A stunning walk in one of Western Australia's best national parks, this is a must do experience in the Mid-West.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Nancy Peak Circuit (Porongurup National Park)

A spectacular trail in Porongurup National Park, the Nancy Peak Circuit takes walkers across several granite peaks. Leading to its high point at Nancy Peak, the trail is dominated by incredible views across the Porongurup Range, especially the neighbouring Devil's Slide. Running along a well thought out route, this rewarding trail is one of the best walks in the South West, and a very deserving Top Trail. 

Mt Trio (Stirling Range National Park)

Known as the 'wildflower mountain', the trail to Mt Trio's peak is one of the best places to see wildflowers in the Stirling Range. Initially ascending steeply through beautiful flowering heath to the mountain's saddle, the trail evens out for a gentle finish towards to summit. Featuring an abundance of Mountain Bells, Banksias and Grass Trees and excellent views, this is a must do for those with an interest in botany. 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Bluff Knoll (Stirling Range National Park)

Arguably Western Australia's most well known and popular bushwalk, the Bluff Knoll trail takes walkers up the highest peak of the Stirling Range. Following a well maintained, tourist friendly trail, the ascent is nevertheless steep and continuously uphill. For their efforts, walkers are rewarded with 360° views from the summit, including a spectacular view of the Eastern Peaks that make up the Stirling Ridge Walk. 

Woylie Walk (Dryandra Woodlands)

Long considered one of Western Australia's Top Trails, the Woylie Walk takes walkers through the Dryandra Woodlands - an important reserve that preserves the original vegetation of the Wheatbelt that will soon gain National Park status. An easy stroll, this short trail passes through many different forest types over its 5.5 kilometres and features a lovely abundance of wildflowers in the Springtime. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Baldwin's Bluff (Serpentine National Park)

The other, lesser known walk trail in Serpentine National Park, Baldwin's Bluff's walk trail leads walkers along vehicle tracks to the summit of a nearby hill. Dominated by Wandoo Woodlands and Granite outcrops, the trail is particularly lovely in early Spring, with wildflowers in bloom and spectacular views of Serpentine Falls and the valley beyond. Worth checking out for the view alone. 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Beedelup to Pemberton

The final day of an eight day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, Beedelup to Pemberton is a long but relatively easy day of walking. Departing Beedelup National Park and passing through farmland, the track follows old rail formations to Big Brook Arboretum and Dam before following the Lefroy Brook to town. Walked on a day of wildly varied weather from sunshine to hail, this was an unforgettable end to our Balingup to Pemberton adventure.