Distance: 7.5 Km return
Difficulty: Moderate with some steep sections
The track begins from a small parking and information area and winds through open bushland filled with xanthorrhoea (grasstree) and eucalypts such as the mallee ash (Eucalyptus codonocarpa) a species under threat in the region.
* If you spot any large xanthorrhoea, chances are they have been growing since before Europeans came to Australia.
After about an hour and a half of walking we will enter a lush gully that is home to the Lower Portals. Here, we will walk along the creek bank and take in the many large rock pools that are filled with crystalline water - it can be pretty cold in the Autumn/Winter months but is still worth taking a quick dip to cool off and revitalise for the walk back.
Pack your lunch for a picnic by the big pools.
● Grass trees & Mallee Ash
● Beautiful views
● Crystal clear rock pools
● A chilly dip ?
Experienced Bush Walking Guides
Photo's of your day on the trail
Transport to/from the walk
- Water to suit the day (2-3 litres)
- Sturdy shoes/boots with good grip
- Sun Hat, Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellent
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Snacks and lunch
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- 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)
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