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