If you like your hikes to take you through stretches of unspoiled wilderness, you need to visit the Southern Forests region. With so many national parks, the Southern Forests offer a range of landscapes, flora and fauna to discover. Whether you want to surround yourself with towering trees, explore dramatic coastline or see incredible views, you’ll find a Southern Forest hike that will take you there. Read on to find our five favourite hikes in the region.…
During the cooler months, there’s no place prettier to hike than the Blackwood River Valley. The region’s rolling hills turn a vibrant green, wildflowers fill the forests, and mists rise from the tranquil waterways, making every hike feel like a magical experience.
Best of all, the Blackwood River Valley region is only a three-hour drive from Perth, so you can easily squeeze a quick trip into your weekend. If this sounds like your kind of hiking adventure, here are four excellent…Continue
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When you think of Margaret River, it is usually the world-class wineries and white sand beaches that come to mind, but there is so more to this wonderful region, like its excellent hikes.
Make the three-hour drive from Perth to the Margaret River region and you’ll find a range of hikes, from epic week-long treks through bush and beach, to challenging day trips that edge along dramatic cliffs. Whichever trail you choose, you’re sure to be rewarded with coastal scenery unlike any other…Continue
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Cooler weather is on its way, which means it’s time to start planning your next hike - and what better place to begin with than the Geographe region. Only two hours south of Perth, the Geographe region is home to beautiful coastal, river and farmland scenery, as well as a number of excellent hike trails, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway.
With that in mind, get out your calendar, pick a weekend and pencil in a few of these must-do trails.…
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If you’re looking for some family-friendly adventure dust off your walking boots and plan a trip to the Great Southern. This region is home to a diverse mix of scenery, from the karri forests of Denmark, to the beautiful beaches of Albany, to the high peaks of the Stirling Range and the rugged coast of Torndirrup National Park.
Even better, it’s got plenty of short walk trails that make it easy to explore these natural wonders. To help plan your itinerary, here are our five favourite…Continue
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The Great Southern region is a mecca for keen hikers in Western Australia. Home to both the Stirling Ranges and Poronogurups, the region has some of the state’s highest peaks and an incredible variety of wildflowers – over 1000 species and many which are found nowhere else in the world.
Hikes in the area range from scenic coastal rambles to challenging climbs that offer jaw-dropping views. Whichever Great Southern trail you choose, you won’t be disappointed. …
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A hundred years ago, Western Australia had a thriving railway network that weaved its way from the South West to the Outback. Today, the trains are long gone but the railways remain, and lucky for us because these ‘rail trails’ make ideal paths for walking, cycling and horse riding.
One of the best things about rail trails is that they’re easy enough for all fitness levels. Trains aren’t good at climbing hills; so most rail trails are free from steep slopes and rough ground, making…Continue
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Located just two hours out of Perth, the South West’s Geographe region is a great choice for a quick getaway. Stretching from Harvey in the North, Peppermint Grove Beach in the South and Donnybrook in the East, this region gives you a taste of a range of landscapes, including white sandy beaches, dense jarrah and tuart forests, lush farmland and river valleys. It’s also home to some wonderful short walk trails, perfect for you and the kids to explore. Here’s our five favourite family…Continue
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With its green rolling hills and charming historic towns, the Blackwood River Valley is a breathtakingly beautiful slice of the South West.
During winter and spring, the region’s lush pastures, native wildflowers and pretty gardens burst into colour, making the Blackwood River Valley a wonderful place to enjoy a walk or two. To help you explore this region, we’ve put together our top 5 family-friendly short walks. Take your pick from trails that feature beautiful scenery, wildflowers…Continue
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It’s official; Western Australian’s have fallen in love with mountain biking. Adults, kids and families have embraced this high-energy way to explore and enjoy the natural landscape.
While WA may not be home to many mountains, it does have plenty of excellent mountain bike trails - everything from gentle kid-friendly loops near Perth, to challenging technical trails in the South West. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, you’ll find a mountain bike trail to suit you. To get you…Continue
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If you’re looking to get back to nature this holiday break, why not head to the Southern Forests? While you probably know of the giant Karri and Tingle trees, the region offers plenty more to explore, like white sandy beaches, peaceful rivers and dramatic cliffs with incredible views. In fact, the Southern Forests are home to seven different national parks, which means you’ll have no shortage of things to see and do. Here are our five favourite short walks that will help you make the most of…Continue
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Now that we’re well and truly into summer, a trip to the Margaret River Region is something every WA family should add to their to-do list. Stretching from Cape Naturaliste in Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin in Augusta, the region offers so much for you and the kids to explore. Everything from rugged coastlines and underground caves to pristine swimming beaches and peaceful karri and tuart forests. We think the best way to experience all of this natural beauty is on a walk trail or…Continue
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Firstly, if you’re planning on exploring a walk trail this summer; here are a few tips to remember:
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What do you do when you want an outdoor adventure but you’re not in the mood to tackle a lengthy hike? You choose a short walk trail, of course!
A short walk gives you your nature fix without taking up the entire day, and if you choose the right one, you’ll be treated to the same quality scenery you’d get on a longer hike. Whether you’re up north, down south or close to the city, there are plenty of short walk trails for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. To get you inspired, here…Continue
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A range of online and mobile resources are being rolled out with the $21.05 million, four year Parks for People initiative that is expanding camping and visitor experiences in parks and reserves throughout Western Australia. Check out the following free Apps and start planning your next adventure!…Continue
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When it comes to breath-taking scenery, Western Australians are spoilt for choice. We’ve got pristine white beaches, magnificent giant Karri forests, striking outback plains and stunning red gorges. Even better, we’ve got hundreds of hiking trails that will take you through each of these incredible landscapes.
However with so much natural beauty on offer, it can be hard to know where to begin. To make your adventure planning a little easier, we’ve put together a list of WA’s most…Continue
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Most parents will agree that getting kids off the couch and into the fresh air is a good thing. However, it’s a lot more important than you might think. According to Natureplay WA, exploring and enjoying nature is an essential part of a healthy childhood. Plus, it helps to develop your child’s resilience and creativity.
A great way to introduce your kids to the great outdoors is with a fun and easy walk trail. Not only…Continue
When you think of waterfalls, Perth isn’t usually the first location that springs to mind.
However, our city is home to quite a few, and thanks to the winter rains, they’re looking more spectacular than ever. At Trails WA, we think there is no better way to enjoy these watery wonders than on a bushwalk, so we’ve put together a list of Perth’s top 5 waterfalls and the trails that will lead you to them.
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Fifteen years after its inception, New Zealand’s long Trail finally opened at the end of 2011.
Te Araroa is the world’s newest long trail with a route that takes walkers from the sub-tropical forests and the volcanic plateau of the North Island to the sub-alpine tussock and the passes through the Southern Alps in the South Island.
“It’s open for walking, and there are plenty of trampers going for it, but we’re not claiming it’s finished.”
These are the words of…Continue
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Fancy exploring the south coast by bike? Found this blog to inspire you...
South Coast, WA
This is the great secret in long distance riding across Australia, kind of like Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. On steroids. Zip around the coast, plenty to see, not much in the way of traffic. What’s not to…