Starting from Drummond Carpark, Hill River, this walk takes you on a circuit in Lesueur National Park, visiting the summit of Mount Lesueur. The path traverses through an abundance of wildflowers in spring that is unique to the area, and the summit offers open views of the Indian Ocean. There is interpretive signage that explains the natural diversity of the flora as well. The flora is in danger due to soil-born plant disease dieback. Visitors should clean all their equipment are cleaned before their visit. The other section of the walk is sandy and steep before the ascent starts and rewards walkers with spectacular views. 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 left onto Cockleshell Gully Road and drive for another 8 km
Turn sharp right onto Lesueur National Park Drive and drive for another 6.9 km
Turn right onto Lesueur National Park Drive and drive for another 360 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Lesueur National Park Drive (off Gardner Road), head towards the signposts "Variety, the spice of life" and "Intimate Relationships" along the gravel path. Turn right when you reach the aforementioned signposts and head along the gravel path as you keep the car park to your right. Pass by another signpost saying "Meet the plants" (to your right) and head gently uphill along the gravel track to continue along Mount Lesueur Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 55 m back from the start).
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 225 m come to the "Iain WIlson Lookout".
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Mount Lesueur Walk & Gardener Loop) turn right, to head along Mount Lesueur Walk (a footpath).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to a viewpoint that\'ll provide you with panoramic easterly views. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 640 m turn right, to head along Mount Lesueur Walk.
After another 880 m come to "Mount Lesueur".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2 km to get back to the start.
This little side trip takes you to a viewpoint that\'ll provide you with panoramic easterly views.
Directions & comments
After another 55 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 55 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)