Sunday, 30 April 2017

Stathams Quarry (Gooseberry Hill National Park)

A short walk in Gooseberry Hill National Park, the Stathams Quarry Walk loops past Stathams Quarry - a popular rock climbing venue in the Perth Hills. Taking in most of the best features of Gooseberry Hill, the trail also passes the famous Zig Zag, the remains of the quarry's site office and lovely Wandoo woodlands. Unfortunately let down by poor signage, the Shire of Kalamunda's KML file is essential

Monday, 24 April 2017

Mt Hassell (Stirling Range National Park)

One of the many mountain walks in Stirling Range National Park, the Mt Hassell Walk Trail takes walkers to the summit of one of the Stirling Range's smaller and less visited peaks. Located centrally on Stirling Range Dr, Mt Hassell's offers a manageable and short alternative to Bluff Knoll, while offering impressive views of the mighty Toolbrunup Peak. Apart from a tricky scramble near the top, this is the perfect beginner's trail in the Stirlings

Friday, 14 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Long Point to Walpole

The final day of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this double hut section takes walkers from the coast at Long Point to the town of Walpole. Initially passing through heathlands with spectacular coastal views, the track enters the lush Tingle forests as its climbs to the campsite at Mt Clare before entering a myriad of different landscapes on the way into town. An excellent end to the Northcliffe to Walpole stretch of the track

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Woolbales to Long Point

Day six of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, Woolbales to Long Point features the first stretch of coastal walking along the track for southbound End to Enders - a momentous milestone along the track. Initially passing through the granite-dominated landscape of the Woolbale Hills, the track reaches outstanding viewpoints of the Southern Ocean and the massive Chatham Island from Mandalay Bay

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Mt Chance to Woolbales

Day five of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, the walk from Mt Chance to Woolbales is arguably the best day of walking in the Pingerup Plains. Featuring sections of vast plains with wildflowers and occasionally filled with beautiful orb weaving spiders and their perfect webs, the open plains are complemented by varied walking through Jarrah and Karri forests, as well as three side trips to granite peaks

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Dog Pool to Mt Chance

Day four of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, the walk from Dog Pool to Mt Chance contains some of the worst walking along the entire Bibbulmun Track. With unsealed roads dominating more than half of the days kilometres, the beautiful Pingerup Plains offer some respite from the earlier boring walking. The beautiful campsite at Mt Chance is one of the tracks best however, while Mt Chance itself offers spectacular 360° views

Monday, 10 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Lake Maringup to Dog Pool

The third day of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this long but flat 25.7 kilometre day of walking takes walkers from one stunning campsite at Lake Maringup to another at the recently rebuilt Dog Pool. Starting out strong with sunrise at the lake and beautiful Karri forests, the day is however marred by less impressive walking towards the end - including a particularly boring 5 kilometre home stretch along a broad unsealed road

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Gardner to Lake Maringup

The second day of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this relatively short day takes walkers through a diverse mix of vegetation types on the way to Lake Maringup. A more varied and interesting walk than the previous day from Northcliffe to Gardner, walkers are additionally rewarded by a spectacular finish along the Karri-lined shores of Lake Maringup - one of the most beautiful locations along the entire track

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Northcliffe to Gardner

Day one of a seven day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this 15.3 kilometre day of walking takes walkers from Northcliffe to Gardner campsite. A relatively easy and flat day of walking, the trail follows the Gardner River, crossing over at multiple points. Recovering from severe bushfires and fairly unremarkable walking as a result, the newly constructed rammed earth shelter at Gardner provides a pleasant trail highlight