Best bird watching trails in Western Australia, Australia

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Western Australia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Western Australia, Australia
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#1 - Red Hill via Eagle View Track
John Forrest National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
#2 - Ghosthouse Trail
Yanchep National Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Note: As of July 2020; you can walk half the trail as an out and back. Due to Dec '19's fires, the peat underneath the swamp-like vegetation is still smoldering. A pleasant walk with changing scenery and terrain. Well defined path and adequate signage. The trail is mostly flat with a few rocky slopes. Half of the trail is very pretty with heaps of greenery around the swamp and the other half is a lot more rocky with more bush. There is also a spot to camp on trail if you wanted to do that too. Show more
#3 - Golden View Lookout via Bibbulmun Track
Beelu National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
Perth Hills National Parks Centre to Golden View Lookout and back The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. The return day walk through Beelu National Park traverses 6.2km (12.4km return) of the Bibbulmun Track. Starting from the Perth Hills National Parks Centre, the Track winds its way through mixed jarrah and banksia forest on the side of the Helena Valley, where you get the first glimpses of Lake CY O'Connor and Mundaring Weir. You then pass the historic Mundaring Weir Hotel and follow a short section of the Golden Pipeline that carries water from Mundaring Weir to the Goldfields near Kalgoorlie. The Track crosses the Weir wall, then ascends to the Golden View Lookout, with expansive views of the surrounding area. An alternate route at the weir wall, descends to the base of the Weir wall and passes the No.1 Pumping Station Museum and is used when the gates along the weir wall are closed after hours or when maintenance works are in progress. The Bibbulmun Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight week adventure camping out at the 49 campsites and enjoying the hospitality of nine communities along the way. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders. Show more
#4 - Zamia Trail (short option)
Bold Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
This is a shorter option along the Zamia Trail with lots of wildflowers to enjoy along the way.Show more
#5 - Nature's Window and The Loop
Kalbarri National Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Nature's Window, a wind-eroded opening in the layered sandstone, frames a view of the river. It is a moderate 800 metre return walk from the carpark. Keen and well prepared walkers can continue further into the gorge system and complete the eight kilometre Loop Trail - a challenging but spectacular walk. Along the way you'll pass vantage points that provide different perspectives on the switchback course of the Murchison River. The geology of the area is fascinating. The thinly bedded, red and white banded rocks through most of the river gorge were deposited millions of years ago on tidal flats. Rippled surfaces can be seen around Nature's Window. The ripples were formed during ancient times by waves moving over tidal flats in a shallow sea. Some beds in overhangs at The Loop look as if they have been riddled by plant roots, and often have a 'can of worms' appearance. These are burrows left by worms sheltering in the sand. Tracks and trails on flat surfaces show where animals crawled across the damp sedimentary surface. There are toilets, a picnic shelter and a gas barbecue at this popular day use site.Show more
#6 - Nancy Peak and Devil's Slide Loop
Porongurup National Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#7 - Lake Herdsman
Herdsman Lake Regional Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
#8 - Bells Rapids Goat Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 59 m
#9 - Mount Toolbrunup Peak Walk Trail
Stirling Range National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
The Aboriginal Name for Mount Toolbrunup is Koi Kyenunu-ruff meaning "mist rolling around the mountains", and is the second highest peak in the Stirling Range National Park, receiving far less traffic than the famed Bluff Knoll (1095m). The 3-4 hour round-trip walk up cone-shaped Toolbrunup Peak is more challenging than scaling Bluff Knoll, with some rock scrambling towards the top, but the views are worth the effort of scaling a 40-45% gradient ascent at times! The peak stands 1052m above sea level. This walk is not recommended in wet or windy conditions. Reasonably soon after you pass through a damp, shaded moss and fern field near the top, a sign warns walkers to proceed with caution. From this point, you need to clamber over rocks and boulders. Look for the yellow-capped markers placed in the rocks to ensure you are following the correct route. Once on the summit, pick out the distinctive shapes of Bluff Knoll and the other peaks. To the north are salt lakes and to the south lies the Porongurup Range. Take care to follow the markers on your return from the summit.Show more
#10 - Low Walk and Law Walk Loop
King's Park Perth
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
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