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CHOOSING HIKING FOOTWEAR

This question is asked nearly every week in the Trails WA group, so we have put together some information that we hope will be useful.

Remember everyone’s foot is different and what works well for one may be terribly unsuitable for another.

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on August 31, 2021 at 9:47am — No Comments

IT'S WILDFLOWER TIME IN WONGAN HILLS!

If you crave peace and quiet, wide open spaces, walk trails, wild flowers and good old country hospitality then you’ll love Wongan Hills. Located 2 hours north east of Perth, with a population of less than 1,000 people and surrounded by farmland and granite outcrops, Wongan Hills is the perfect weekend getaway. And at this time of year it is bursting forth with colourful wildflowers.

If you are looking for a serious trail to tackle, Mt Matilda delivers with stunning views after a…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on August 19, 2021 at 2:38pm — No Comments

HIKING SAFELY IN ARID CLIMATES

Article and photos by Donovan de Souza from The Long Way's Better

Images in this article cannot be reproduced without written permission from the photographer.

While the majority of Western Australia’s hiking trails are centred around Perth and the forests of the South-West, there is a real sense of adventure that can be found in the vast rugged landscapes to the north of Perth.…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on June 29, 2021 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

TRAIL TOWNS - SOUTHERN FORESTS AND VALLEYS

Have you been following the Trail Towns series on SBS television?

This time ‘Vandy and Deetz explore the iconic trails of the Southern Forests and Valleys, located around 200 km south of Perth and 50km inland from Margaret River and Busselton. This area is dotted with little towns, most of them connected by the Munda Biddi Trail. Think lush forests, a region bursting with fresh food and epic mountain biking.’

Join them on a…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE AMAZING LANDSCAPES OF PURNULULU NP

Purnululu is one of only 4 World Heritage listed sites in WA and as expected the scenery is stunning. Purnululu means ‘sandstone’ and is home to the iconic Bungle Bungles; incredible dome shaped, sandstone mounds, featuring distinctive orange and black banding.

The park is only open in the ‘dry season’ from April to December, depending on the weather and rains. You will need high clearance 4WD to access the park and remember to carry way more drinking water than usual in this climate.…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 24, 2021 at 6:40pm — No Comments

EXPERIENCE KARIJINI!

Karijini offers some of the most amazing hiking experiences in WA; including easy short walks to lookouts with breath taking views and challenging Class 5 hikes that take you deep into the gorges below. Climb down ladders and steps, wade through deep pools and balance on narrow ledges to get to some of the most amazing places on earth!

The best time to visit is between April and September when the weather is cooler.

NOTE- Please do not attempt to continue further along the…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 23, 2021 at 10:00pm — No Comments

EXPLORE THE SHARK BAY WORLD HERITAGE AREA WITH US!

The Shark Bay World Heritage area is located at the most western point of Australia,  just over 800 km north of Perth and is home to a unique  collection of plants and wildlife, found nowhere else I the world. With a mixture of dramatic sandstone cliffs overlooking shallow sandy bays, miles of beach made entirely of small white shells and the strange shapes of the stromatolites - the oldest form of life on earth, Shark Bay lives up to its reputation as a World Heritage area.

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on March 17, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THERE'S MORE TO HYDEN THAN WAVE ROCK!

Hyden is located about four hours south east of Perth and home to some amazing rock formations and hiking trails.

Climb the popular Wave Rock and then take the easy stroll down to the Breakers or Hippo’s Yawn. Follow the Wave Rock Walk Circuit, past the salt lakes to Lake Magic and back to town or take a short drive north of Hyden to The Humps where there are two more trails to tackle. Learn about life for the Noongar people who…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on March 12, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

5 STUNNING TRAILS IN KALBARRI NP

Kalbarri is well known for iconic images of stunning, colourfully banded, Tumblagooda Sandstone cliffs, set against wide blue skies and the shimmering blue of the Indian Ocean.

Many people visit for the fishing or the surf, but there are several amazing walk trails to explore as well. In spring the wildflowers are spectacular!

Choose between short walks to the various lookouts throughout the National Park, medium length hikes for those seeking a bit more of a challenge and epic…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on February 4, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

6 AMAZING TRAILS ALONG THE TURQUOISE COAST

The Turquoise Coast is known for its stunning beaches, amazing wildflowers, fantastic fishing and awesome camping spots, but go off the beaten track on one of these stunning scenic trails and you will see the very best of this amazing part of WA. Explore Lesueur NP during the wildflower season, go underground in the Stockyard Gully Cave, take in the panoramic ocean views along the Turquoise Coast Walk Trail, Jurien, observe bird life, river and coastal views on the Thungara Trails at…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on January 29, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Head for the Hills this autumn.

As the weather is starting to cool down it's the perfect time to start planning some adventures for autumn. We've curated a list of great trails to explore in and around Perth and the Perth Hills.

Head out on one or more of these trails - and Find yourself in amazing places!

Eagle View Walk Trail, John Forest…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on March 4, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

First Hike Project Report: The Wiilman Bilya Trail

Like playing table tennis, holding hands and having a conversation, there are some things that just cannot be done alone! Putting together a successful hike is one of these things.

Over the weekend of October 12-13th First Hike project had a hike planned along the Wellington Spur Trail, the notice of intent form was in and approved, our volunteers had their…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on October 24, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 summer strolls in Perth

Firstly, if you’re planning on exploring a walk trail this summer; here are a few tips to remember:

  • Don’t overestimate your abilities.  Choose a trail that is suitable for the least fit or youngest member of your walking group.
  • Avoid walking during the hottest part of the day. Start early to skip the heat.  
  • Tell someone where you are walking and what time you expect to be back.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your walk.…
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Added by Trailtalk Admin on October 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Top 4 Southern Forests Hikes

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.…





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Added by Trailtalk Admin on June 6, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 4 Hikes in the Blackwood River Valley 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…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on May 31, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Top 4 hikes in the Margaret River Region

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…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on May 31, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Top 4 Hikes in the Geographe Region

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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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 4, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Family-Friendly Walks in the Great Southern

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…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 4, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 5 Hikes in the Great Southern Region

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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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 3, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

WA’s Top 10 Rail Trails

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…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on February 5, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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