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Map of bushwalks in Walyunga National Park
List of bushwalks in Walyunga National Park
Found 3 walks

Kangaroo Trail
4 km circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Kangaroo Trail
4 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h 30 min to 2 h

Run
45 min to 1 h 15 min

Starting from the Walyunga Pool Carpark off Walyunga Road, Walyunga National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit past Walyunga Pool, Boongarup Pool and alongside the Swan River via the Kangaroo Trail. With rich Indigenous history, tree-filled valleys and the cooling waters of the Swan River, Walyunga National Park is one of Perth's best-kept secrets. The Swan River draws many people to the park as it is a permanent, scenic river with flat granite boulders around it. The Kangaroo Trail is an excellent loop trail that crosses creeks among granite outcrops with their specially adapted plants and small animals, like geckoes and lizards. Passing by Walyunga Pool, Boongarup Pool, through bushland and alongside the Swan River, there is plenty to see on this walk. You'll love crossing creeks, boulder-jumping and wildflower hunting as you climb the hill from Boongarup Pool. After the challenging but rewarding ascent to the top of Woodsome Hill, you'll have excellent views of the Swan River Valley. Aside from some short but steep rocky hills, this trail is relatively easy. The trail is marked by green footprints and yellow triangles with kangaroos in them. The markers are most visible when walking in an anticlockwise direction. You can spot some roos (slang term for kangaroos) in the afternoon along & around the riverbank. Like many walks in Perth, the Kangaroo Trail is at its prettiest in winter or spring when the river is flowing, the grass is green, and the wildflowers are blooming. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage Trail
5.3 km return
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage Trail
5.3 km
Return

Walk
1 h to 1 h 30 min

Run
30 min to 45 min

Starting from the Walyunga Pool Carpark off Walyunga Road, Walyunga National Park, this walk leads to Syd's Rapids and back via the Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage Trail. Walyunga National Park sits on the very rim of the Darling Scarp, and protects nearly 1,800 hectares of virgin bushland and its resident native animals. Just to the east of the park, in the picturesque Avon Valley, the Avon River joins the Brockman River to form the Swan River which passes through the tree lined valley. The Swan-Avon 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 area is a popular location for whitewater rafting and canoeing, and the Avon Descent runs through here over the first weekend of August, with Syd's Rapids being a good spot for spectators. The park is also known for sensational wildflowers in winter and spring. Visit Walyunga National Park after some rain for the most incredible rapids display to complement the rugged valley scenery. The walk to Syd's Rapids is a gentle, mostly flat hike along the river's edge, suitable for first timers and families. The trail reveals the aboriginal myths, stories and traditional uses of the river, landscape and local fauna and flora in this beautiful location. There is ample parking at the main picnic sites, and facilities include toilets, gas barbecues and picnic tables. With a combination of beautiful views, national park scenery, an abundance of flora and fauna, cultural history, and a chance for some wildlife spotting, this is a great adventure for the curious hiker. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




Found 3 walks