Sunday, 30 July 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Driver Rd to Harvey-Quindanning Rd

A sectional day hike on the Bibbulmun Track, this stretch of the track runs along the Murray River. Initially leading walkers to the beautiful campsite at Dookanelly, the track follows a new alignment as it crosses the Murray River over a purpose-built suspension bridge. Continuing along old vehicle tracks through lovely forest with excellent river views, this is a very pleasant section of the Bibbulmun Track.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Bibbulmun Track (WA) - Yarragil Form to Driver Rd

A long sectional day walk on the Bibbulmun Track, Yarragil Form to Driver Rd explores a section of Lane Poole Reserve. Badly burnt by the Waroona Fires of 2016, the first half of the walk is dominated by bleak, blackened forest before reaching the Murray River and the Murray campsite. Following the river and the Murray River Valley's rim, the walk greatly improves as it makes its way to the Driver Rd crossing.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Kalamina Gorge (Karijini National Park)

Arguably the most underrated gorge walk in Karijini National Park, Kalamina Gorge is one of the park's lesser known attractions due to being located deep within the park. While not as deep as the other gorges, Kalamina makes up for it by offering a unique and picturesque experience of stunning reflections on still pools and glowing red walls. A relatively easy walk, this is a perfect walk for adventurous young families.

Dales Gorge (Karijini National Park)

One of the most satisfying walks in Karijini National Park, this walk combines all the trails in Dales Gorge into a scenic loop. Initially peering down into the gorge via the Rim Walk, the trail then descends to Fortescue Falls before exploring the world in the gorge below. Featuring the stunning Fern and Circular Pools, Dales Gorge is one of Karijini's best

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Camel Trail (Millstream Chichester National Park)

One of Trails WA's Top Trails, the Camel Trail traverses a section of the Chichester Range in Millstream Chichester National Park. Linking the stunning Python Pool to the lookout at Mt Herbert, the historic trail follows part of an old cameleer's route to the waterhole at McKenzie Spring. Relatively gentle, this trail is a perfect introduction to walking in the Australian Outback. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Hamersley Gorge (Karijini National Park)

The shortest gorge walk in Karijini National Park, Hamersley Gorge makes up for it by providing the park's best swimming holes - including the incredibly beautiful Spa Pool. Basically just a flight of steps leading to the water's edge, the current 400 metre trail provides stunning views of the wide, natural amphitheatre and incredible, banded rock formations but could be even better if restored to its original length

Mt Bruce Summit Trail (Karijini National Park)

One of the finest and most exciting mountain walks in Western Australia, the Summit Trail leads hikers to the top of Mt Bruce - the second highest mountain in Western Australia. Initially traversing a series of hills, hikers scramble up the adjacent Chinaman's Hat before walking across a spectacular rocky ridge to Mt Bruce itself. With superb views from its summit, this is a must-do for peak baggers.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Knox Gorge (Karijini National Park)

A challenging but enjoyable walk in Karijini National Park, this trail explores Knox Gorge. Starting with a short walk to a lookout, the trail descends to the bottom of the gorge via one of the steepest paths in the park - including an awkward scramble near the bottom. Continually criss-crossing its way along the gorge floor, the trail ends at an unusual slot canyon formation. 

Weano & Hancock Gorges (Karijini National Park)

An adventurous hike in Karijini National Park, this walk combines all the trails in the Weano Day Use Area. Initially exploring Weano Gorge and the rugged beauty of Handrail Pool, the trail ascends to the Oxer Lookout before the steep descent into the even more rugged Hancock Gorge. A thrilling expedition, this is arguably Karijini's best and most exciting walk. 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Joffre Gorge (Karijini National Park)

A short but steep walk in Karijini National Park, the Joffre Gorge walk leads hikers to the foot of Joffre Falls. Initially descending from the car park, the trail crosses the watercourse near the top of the falls before a steep scramble into the gorge itself. Finishing in a stunning natural amphitheatre and swimming hole, this shorter walk is a great introduction to the gorges of Karijini.