Monday, 22 April 2019

East Mount Barren (Fitzgerald River NP)


A small mountain walk in Fitzgerald River National Park, this short trail rises to the summit of East Mt Barren. Starting along boardwalk, the trail then rises steeply before a more gentle approach across a number of ridges. Scrambling to the summit, the jagged rocky shards offer commanding views of the Fitzgerald Biosphere. An excellent short walk with great views of one of Western Australia's best national parks


Sunday, 21 April 2019

Frenchmans Peak (Cape Le Grand National Park)



A short but excellent mountain walk in Cape Le Grand National Park, this walk explores the distinctively shaped Frenchmans Peak. Initially skirting the edge of the mountain, the trail then steeply climbs up an modified route along the granite peak to the summit. Featuring an impressively large cave and grandstand 360° views of Cape Le Grand and its incredible coastline, this a must do walk in the Esperance area

Le Grand Coastal Trail (Cape Le Grand National Park)


One of Western Australia's greatest day walks, the Le Grand Coastal Trail is a suitably grand tour of the spectacular coastline in Cape Le Grand National Park. Starting at Rossiter Bay, the trail alternates between rugged, granite headlands and some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. A truly outstanding bushwalk, this is a must do that is worth doing in spite of the somewhat challenging logistics

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Tagon Coastal Trail (Cape Arid National Park)


An excellent coastal walk in Cape Arid National Park, the Tagon Coastal trail explores the coastline between Thomas River and Tagon Point. Starting at the sands of Yokinup Bay, the trail winds its way over dramatic granite headlands and sandy beaches as it makes it way south-west to the dramatic view of Tagon Point. With rugged walking and views of the wild Southern Ocean, this is an outstanding trail worth the detour if in the area

Sunday, 24 March 2019

The Canyon & Phantom Falls (Great Otways National Park)


A short walk in Great Otways National Park, the Canyon and Phantom Falls walk explores a series of waterfalls near Lorne. Starting at Allenvale Rd, the trail passes through a rural property before following the St George River through the dense eucalypt forest the area is famous for. Visiting Phantom Falls via a short side trip, the trail then enters the stunning Canyon before returning via Allenvale Rd to the car park


Saturday, 23 March 2019

Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk (Werribee Gorge State Park)


A great day hike in Werribee Gorge State Park, this circuit walk explores the rugged terrain of the park's eponymous gorge. Initially heading up to the high point of the trail through Eucalypt forest, the trail descending into the deep gorge as it follows the Werribee River. Featuring a mix of easy walking and fun scrambling, this a highly enjoyable and adventurous trail on a short distance from Melbourne


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Our Top 10 Day Walks in Western Australia (Second Edition)


With The Long Way's Better celebrating its Third Anniversary on March 10th, I thought it would be fitting to create an updated list of our Top 10 Day Walks in Western Australia!

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Giants Cave (Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park)


An excellent cave walk, Giants Cave is the larger of the self-guided caves in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Descending 87 metres beneath the surface, the cave features large cavernous chambers and tighter squeezes through ladder climbs and scrambles. Exiting on the other side of Caves Rd, the finish is a short walk back across to the ticket office. One of the more exciting and adventurous cave walks in Margaret River


Saturday, 9 March 2019

Calgardup Cave (Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park)


A short but enjoyable cave walk, Calgardup Cave is one of the few self-guided caves in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Descending to a middle junction point, the trail explore the two caverns of Calgardup Cave. Almost completely boardwalked, the trail explores undergrounds streams, low ceiling caverns and impressive cave formations throughout. While small, this is an excellent short walk option in the Margaret River region


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Bunker Bay Loop (Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park)


An enjoyable short loop at Cape Naturaliste, the Bunker Bay Loop explores the interesting north-facing coastline of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Heading from the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse car park, the trail heads along the coastal cliffs with views to sea caves as a major highlight. Culminating in a short side trip to stunning views of Shelley Cove and Bunker Bay, this is a great all-year short walk option

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Penguin Island Boardwalk Trail (Penguin Island Conservation Park)


One of Trails WA's Top Trails, the Penguin Island Boardwalk Trail explores its namesake island. Starting at the ferry jetty, the trail heads across boardwalks to a lookout point at its highest point before reaching the western beaches and a popular snorkel point. Heading back across the island, the boardwalk leads to a series of caves and the Penguin Discovery Centre. A very short but enjoyable walk worth doing if in the area

Monday, 28 January 2019

Three Bays Walkway (Green Head)


A short but pleasant walk trail, the Three Bay Walkway links up several bays in Green Head. Starting at Anchorage Bay, the trail follows sealed paths to excellent lookout points and the beautiful beaches of the area. Centred on the excellent Dynamite Bay, the trail ends at the Cliff Park Memorial Garden and the wide, calm waters of South Bay. An enjoyable coastal walk suitable for all times of the year

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Mt Buffalo Circuit (Mt Buffalo National Park)


A excellent circuit walk in Mt Buffalo National Park, the Mt Buffalo Circuit explores the rugged granite country, forests and alpine meadows of the park. Generally mellow but occastionally steep, the track features outstanding side trips to three great lookouts at granite peaks. A highly enjoyable if slightly overgrown track, the Mt Buffalo Circuit is a great all day walk for road trippers exploring Great Alpine Rd

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Eurobin Falls (Mt Buffalo National Park)


A short but beautiful walk in Mt Buffalo National Park, the Eurobin Falls walk takes hikers to two excellent waterfalls along the lower slopes of Mt Buffalo. Heading past granite boulders and lovely forest, the trail passes the smaller Ladies Bath Fall and its swimming hole before visiting the epic Lower and Upper Eurobin Falls. Far from an epic or serious hike, this is nevertheless a worthwhile short walk to check out while in the area