Sunday, 31 July 2016

Sixty Foot Falls Walk Trail (Banyowla Regional Park)

One of several walks in Banyowla Regional Park, this 2km trail takes walkers around Ellis Brook Reserve to the top of Sixty Foot Falls before looping back - with an optional spur leading to a wild, adventurous route to the foot of the falls. With Old Barrington Quarry, valley views, wildflowers and the falls as trail highlights, this is an excellent short walk that is at its best after significant winter rains. 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Lesmurdie Falls (Lesmurdie Falls National Park)

An extremely popular walk in the Perth Hills, this very short trail leads walkers to Lesmurdie Falls - easily the most magnificent waterfall in Perth. The relatively easy walk from the top of the falls to its foot is a pleasant stroll, with excellent views of the city and the national park's relatively lush surrounds. Crowded with tourists and locals alike, the spectacle of the falls makes up for the somewhat noisy atmosphere. 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Eagle View Walk Trail (John Forrest National Park)

A much loved Perth bushwalking classic, the Eagle View Walk Trail has long been considered one of the WA's Top Trails. Located in John Forrest National Park, this popular loop walk takes walkers to some of the less visited sections within the park, including the lovely Christmas Tree Creek. With the trail's valley views bookended by the stunning Hovea and National Park Falls, this is a particularly spectacular winter walk. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Warren River Loop Walk (Warren National Park)

One of the finest day walks in the Southern Forests, the Warren River Loop Walk takes walkers to many of Warren National Park's best features. Starting at the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree - the tallest lookout tree in the world - the trail heads through pleasant Karri forest, along the lovely Warren River before ascending to the Warren River Lookout on the way back to the Bicentennial Tree.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Lane Poole Falls (Boorara-Gardner National Park)

Located in the relatively obscure Boorara-Gardner National Park, this return walk leads to the stunning Lane Poole Falls - the park's crown jewel, and one of the most highly regarded in the South West. Starting at the decommissioned Boorara Tree lookout, the trail passes through Karri and Marri forest recovering from the 2015 Northcliffe Fires, before descending steeply to the falls along the Canterbury River.

Mt Frankland Summit & Caldyanup Trails (Mt Frankland National Park)

Combining two very short trails in Mt Frankland National Park, this walk leads to the top of Mt Frankland via the bituminised Summit Trail, before looping around the mountain via the wilder Caldyanup Trail. Featuring breathtaking views of the Walpole Wilderness as well as the impressive granite dome of Mt Frankland itself, this is a superb short scenic walk - well worth its rating as one of WA's Top Trails. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Luke Pen Walk (Kalgan River)

One of Trails WA's Top Trails, the Luke Pen Walk follows the east bank of the Kalgan River in Albany. A moderately easy ramble, the well defined and maintained trail passes through native bush as well as areas adjacent to farmland and vineyards. With rich birdlife, tranquil waters, historic sites and even a large sculpture, this an enjoyable walk open to all levels of bushwalking experience.