Numbat Trail Day Hike
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary Western Australia - Sat 20th October 2018

Max Participants:
14
Location:
Avon Valley, Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary Western Australia
Date:
Sat 20th October 2018
Start Time:
8:30am
End Time:
4:30pm
Duration:
7 - 8 hours
Non-Member Cost:
$45.00 per person
Member Cost:
$35.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking wildlife
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Join us for a full day hiking experience on the Numbat Trail within the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary.  This solid day walk also incorporates part of the Quenda and Possom trails and provides a wonderful challenge to experienced walkers, rewarding them with a wide variety of natural features from creek lines to granite outcrops and wildflower displays, to open powder bark forest.  

 

Distance:  12k Approx (estimated 8 hours including lunch break & frequent rest stops)

Terrain:  Hilly - Medium to Hard Rating - Suitable for very fit bush walkers only (or those involved in endurance sport preparation)

Meeting Point:   Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 1 hour north east of Perth in the Avon Valley on Clenton Road, Gidgegannup.  Click Here for Google Map Directions.  Park in the car park adjacent to a locked gate which leads to the trails.  The locked gate can only be accessed with a code, which we receive on booking so if you aren't able to make it, please let us know the night before so we're not waiting.  Phone reception is limited and signal is only on top of the higher hills once in the sanctuary.  We will allow 15 minutes grace time for anyone who may be running late so please plan your journey.

 

Track Notes - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 

AW Guide - Sue O'Connor PH: 0403 781 803


If you'd like to join this walk, please click on the BOOK NOW button above

 

IMPORTANT - MOBILE COVERAGE:  Please note that you may or may not have a mobile signal as you get closer to Paruna car park & we cannot guarantee that our Adventurous Women Guide will have signal either if she is already at the car park waiting for you, so if for any reason you cannot make it on the day or you're running late, ring or (preferably text) well ahead of the starting time to ensure she gets the message.

 


Gallery

Stunning Views from this lookout
Echidna's are found here
Some of the terrain
Interesting walking trails
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo - Image Courtesy of Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Wildflowers (seasonal) Heathland

● Jarrah, Wandoo & Powderbark Forest

● Granite Outcrops

● Wildlife

● Stunning Views

Includes

Experienced Bush Walking Guide

Comprehensive First Aid Kit

Insurances & PLB

Yummy Morning Tea

Photo's of your day on the trail

Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee - $5pp

Excludes

Transport to/from Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary (Contact us if you wish to car pool)

Lunch - (BYO)

What To Bring/Wear

- Minimum 2 - 3 litres of water

- Sturdy shoes/boots with good grip

- Sun Hat, Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant

- Binoculars and camera (optional)

- Snacks and lunch

- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket

- Personal Medication/First Aid kit

- Walking Poles (optional)

- Tissues / Wet Ones (for toilet breaks in the bush)

- Something to carry your rubbish out (nothing gets left behind Leave No Trace)

More Information

As part of our sponsorship agreement with the  Oxfam Trail Walker Event  to be held in Perth this year, we are happy to provide this walk free of charge to any female who is a registered participant of this event to assist with your training.  All you need to do is click on the BOOK NOW Button, fill out your details so we know you're coming along and provide us with your Oxfam Trail Walker proof of rego.

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