Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Walyunga National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

Glad to have done this anticlockwise. Nice walk along the river, climbed the steep hills first then gradually descended to loop back to the start. Many nice sceneries and saw a train pass by on the opposite hill. Took 2.5hrs including several pitstops.

1 month ago

Wonderful walk very steep climbs at the northern end, the trail start if you do it counter clockwise' but this is worth every step with a very gentle downwards gradient all the way home. we did it in late Sept and the wildflowers were amazing. It is quite open with not a lot of shade so not recommended at all if its a hot day.

2 months ago

Great workout going anticlockwise, a few kms of warm up and a double time march up to the top. Plenty of kangaroos around. Very exposed to the sun on most of this track so slop and slap. A well signed route with markers at all trail heads.

2 months ago

Good views as the terrain varies through different valleys. Anti clockwise so the steepest hill is a climb, but they are pretty small uphills. Need hiking boots if it’s after rain as the trail was wet in many spots the morning after a downpour.

2 months ago

Good views. Anti clockwise looks like a challenge from the start though........

Very enjoyable trail. Challenging enough in parts to get the heart rate up, especially the climb up from Syd's Rapids, if you are doing the trail anti clockwise, which I did. Probably the best time of the year to see the river and the rapids in full flow.Beautiful views the whole way round. Highlight of my day was walking into a mob of roos who were as surprised to see me as I was them.

We did the echidna trail (11km) in August, it was a nice day but might be a bit hot if doing this in the summer. Good to start at the first car park and walk along the river. If you do the walk in an anti clockwise direction you can see the rapids and water running which is better than the opposite way. The walk want too tough, although if you aren’t fit you may find the walk after the river a bit hard as there is quite a lot of uphill walking after this point (we didn’t find this a problem and don’t hike too often). There are toilets and bbq facilities near the river if you want a picnic. Note that you have to pay to enter the National Park. Well signposted.

3 months ago

Hard work but fantastic views

4 months ago

Great workout for the legs, up, up, then up some more! Decent views from many parts of the trail. Nice hike approx 2hrs.

off trail
5 months ago

Good fun walk with the dog , definitely would do it again when there’s been more rain to see it filled up , but as it now it was fun climbing over the rocks n a decent walk around

6 months ago

This is a great trail. We went after a bout of wet weather and found some of the uphill sections really challenging. We were advised it was better to take the anti-clockwise route which means all your steep uphills first.

Lot of walk on vehicle track, walked clockwise, so gravelly descent needs caution. Next time will go reverse direction. Lots kangaroos and a couple of emus this morning. Picnic areas along the flat river part.

Picturesque views. Comfortable walk for most of it but still had its challenges! Great morning out!

Saw kangaroos, lizards and cockatoos. The grass trees were magestic.

Lots of up nd downs, sharp climbing, kind of boring as there is not much scenarios. Decent outing. Good signage.

The sign posts follow a different path than this map. I went anti clockwise and found it an amazing hike. Avon river, rapids, climbing, wildflowers, kangaroos and scenic views from the top.

Great walk although the climb in the first part was quite steep but it was well worth it with amazing views at the top. Fantastic wildflowers in September! Great recreational area with BBQs & benches for a picnic after your walk.

Nice hike on a crisp winter morning, lots of kangaroos and bird life. Park gates open at 8am and close at 5pm. $13 entry for a car.

Lovely views, could do with better signs along the paths

Great walk. Takes about 2.5 hours. We followed the signs for the trail and it differs a bit from this map.

Mon May 28 2018

Feel that burn! The initial incline was steep and felt like it went on forever, this was my first hike in years and I’ll be the first to admit I was unfit back then, I did this little hike with my two sons 8 & 10 and friends with their two kids 3 & 11 we all were varying levels of fitness. After the initial ascent it was a lovely walk ❤️ this is also a dog friendly area

Well signed posted and great views. Only complaint is that it doesn’t open till 8am which is too late to start walking to beat the heat. I walked this path anticlockwise and so glad I did.

Stunning day and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Tough first half with the incline but the second half was easy peasy.

Sun Jul 30 2017

walk this every weekend, beautiful in winter

Mon Jul 17 2017

Initally the goat walk trail is a steep incline, but after that the trails becomes easy to walk. Good walk for kids and dogs

Thu Mar 30 2017

We walked in an anticlockwise direction to avoid the steep descents on rocky ground. Varied track, lots of uphill and down on uneven rocky and sometimes unstable ground. It took 4 and a half hours with few stops to do the loop but I'm not fit so probably would be a bit quicker if you have experience or better fitness. Scenery is beautiful, Australian bush and views across the Avon valley from the top... Can see Perth city in the distance on the other side... Didn't see much wildlife except for a snake. Loved it.

on Echidna Loop

1 month ago

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