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    Posted by TripTide HQ March 7, 2013 - 4,779 views - 0 comments - 0 likes

    6 Bush Walks in Western Australia


    Western Australia is abundant with opportunities for bush walking, see the glorious landscapes and coastal cliffs on foot and walk right through rich green forest land full of the beloved local wildlife.
    Make sure to check the difficulty level and distance in time before embarking on any bush walking activities, carry sufficient supplies especially water and let someone know where you're heading to ensure the best possible experience.


    Bibbulmun Track


    Bibbulmun Track

    Covering an impressive 1000km the Bibbulmun Track is world famous and an ideal destination for ground level fans of the great outdoors. With an expanse stretching from Perth Hills to the sunny South Coast, the walking trail can be divided into sections depending on the type of adventure you desire.  Amble through soaring woodlands, discover what lies behind mist masked valleys and witness the tremendous coastal heathlands on this walking trip of a lifetime.
    Be at one with the wildlife and combine a camping excursion, or opt for the ultimate feet up comfort in any of the local track towns.
    Pack your binoculars and camera as you will be inundated with opportunities to document the unique and spectacular wildlife native to this enchanting corner of Australia.




    Eagles View Walk

    Embark on the 15km Eagle’s View walk and explore a loop of the grandiose John Forrest National Park, the oldest national park in Western Australia. The name of this trail is a dead giveaway to the captivating sky high views you can expect to take your breath away as you climb up and up the valley wall.  Other highlights of the John Forrest National Park include gushing waterfalls, picturesque picnic areas and opportunities for some Kangaroo spotting and bird watching.  Plan a trek in the cooler months to avoid overheating, grab a map from the ranger’s office and make sure you check in and out so that any necessary aid is never too far away.




    Margaret River Rail Trail, SWA

    A popular destination throughout all seasons Margaret River has that perfect blend of country charm and cosmopolitan city living.  Walk the Margaret River Rail Trail through vineyards, natural bush land, rural farmland and rich forest to experience the diverse flora and fauna nestled neatly along the way.  Stroll over countless bridges connecting the trail and hear the babbling brook as you explore the historical, now redundant old railway network on foot.
    Pause for a picnic and absorb your peaceful surroundings before heading back for a taste of local life in the jewel of Australia’s South West.




    Summit Trail, Golden Outback

    For the more experienced bushwalker looking to reach new heights, Western Australia offers up the opportunity to trek the biggest ‘rock’ in the world, Mount Augustus.  Being twice the size of Uluru you can be assured that your efforts will be rewarded with astounding views of the neighbouring outback plains.  Set aside a full day if you wish to complete the journey to the summit and back, and ensure that energy levels are high for this challenging climb.
    See the rock change colours from red to bright pink and sometimes even green depending on the time of day, or the onsite spirits according to local Aboriginal residents.




    Yardie Creek Gorge

    The colossal Yardie Creek Gorge can be found in Cape Range National Park on the captivating Coral Coast of Western Australia.  Commence this trail at the deep blue river level of the gorge and work your way up to the top of the red stone cliffs for tremendous views of the creek and the famous Ningaloo Reef.  The unique eco-system of the area attracts plenty of wildlife allowing explorer’s ample opportunities for bird spotting and even sightings of the rare black footed Wallaby.  As the sun melts into this ancient rugged landscape, you will see decades of natural erosion and keen photographers can capture the magnificent creek in all its glory.




    Loop Walk Kalbarri National Park

    The Kalbarri Region of Western Australia is well known for spectacular views and is a destination hot spot for water activities and superb walking trails.  See where the Murchison River greets the Indian Ocean and the white sandy beaches of Australia’s Coral Coast on this 8km loop walk of the Kalbarri National Park.
    A picture perfect highlight of this walk is the natural rock formation known as Nature’s Window which frames the Murchison River in a way that only nature can. Continue along the loop for several more unforgettable look out points and enjoy the river gorges, red and white banded cliffs and rolling sand plains of this impressive natural landscape.




    Got a favourite bushwalk in Western Australia that we haven't mentioned? Tell us about it in the comment section below!



    Images courtesy of Tourism Western Australia