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Best trails in Walyunga National Park, Australia

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Looking for a great trail in Walyunga National Park, Western Australia? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Walyunga National Park ranging from 2 to 7.4 miles and from 36 to 853 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Walyunga National Park is located behind the Darling Scrap in Western Australia. It is crossed by the Swan-Avon River and its rapids, which are surrounded by hills, dolerite areas, forests and bushes that are home to a variety of animals including grey kangaroos, galahs, goannas, magpies and geckos. It is thus a great place to hike and watch wildlife.

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Map of trails in Walyunga National Park, Australia
Park information
Acreage:
4,480 acres
Contact
+61 (0)8 9290 6100
Top trails (11)
#1 - Bells Rapid Loop
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This trail can get quite steep and rocky at points so be prepared. There isn't the best signage so make sure to download the track before heading out!Show more
#2 - Bells Rapids Goat Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 59 m
#3 - Syd's Rapids & Aboriginal Heritage Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
The Syd’s Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage walk trails are located where the Walyunga National Park joins the Swan River, 40 kilometres north east of Perth. Taking half day or less to complete, the trails provide interpretation on the indigenous history, plants and animals and the history of white water rafting in this beautiful location. Walyunga National Park lies in the Darling Range, just behind the Darling Scarp. The Swan River runs through the centre of the park, forming a string of placid pools along the valley floor in summer, and a raging torrent with long series of rapids in winter. The latter provides one of the Australia's best white water canoeing courses and is part of the annual Avon Descent race each August. Walyunga contains one of the largest known Aboriginal campsites around Perth and was still in use by the Nyoongar people late last century. Archaeological evidence suggests that the area has been used by regional tribes for more than 6000 years. The easy 1.2-kilometre Aboriginal Heritage Trail meanders along the river bank, between Walyunga Pool and Boogarup Pool, and allows people to learn about Aboriginal myths and legends and see the park's plants and animals through the eyes of the original inhabitants. The park is also known for sensational wildflowers in winter and spring, abundant native animals and rugged valley scenery which can also be enjoyed on a number of other, longer loop trails Additional Info: Walyunga, is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm, There is plenty of parking at the main picnic sites, as well as gas barbecues, which may be used free of charge. A vehicle entrance fee is payable and camping may be arranged with the ranger. Trail information is available onsite and entry fees apply. Show more
#4 - Syd's Rapids, Echidna and Kingfisher Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#5 - Echidna Loop
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
#6 - Kingfisher Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
#7 - Mount Mambup
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
#8 - Bells Pilgrim Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Great little track that follows the river, from Bells rapids up to Walyunga National Park dog friendly also.Show more
#9 - Kangaroo, Kingfisher, Echidna Trail
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
#10 - Syds Rapids Loop
Walyunga National Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
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