Starting from the dirt car park at the end of Mushroom Rock Road, this walk takes you on a circuit in Kalbarri National Park. This walk offers visitors chances to experience rock formations that were created by ancient erosive forces. The red cliffs that have been shaped by the wind and water rise as much as 100 over the sea level. It is also possible to enjoy open views of the Indian Ocean. There are certain sections that can be slippery due to wet rocks and uneven surfaces. Walkers should proceed with caution. Wearing hiking shoes is advised. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Mushroom Rock Road and drive for another 255 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Mushroom Rock Road, pass through the bollard and head towards the little sign marking the start of the journey. Pass by that little sign (to your left) and another slanted informational signpost (to your right). 290 metres into the walk, keep right at the 3-way intersection to continue along Mushroom Rock Nature Trail (counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
After another 290 m continue straight.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Rainbow Valley Road. Details below.
After another 1 km continue straight.
After another 540 m turn right.
After another 290 m come to the end.
An alternate access point from/to Rainbow Valley Road.
Directions & comments
After another 155 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mushroom Rock Nature Trail
40 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)