Echidna Trail
(Ex Walyunga National Park) Western Australia - Sat 8th August 2020

Max Participants:
12
Location:
(Ex Walyunga National Park) Western Australia
Date:
Sat 8th August 2020
Start Time:
9:00am
End Time:
2:00pm
Duration:
approx 5hrs
Non-Member Cost:
$45.00 per person
Member Cost:
$40.00 per person
Tagged:
hiking
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This is a gorgeous 11km hike, but don't be fooled by the relatively short distance as it can be quite challenging with a number of steep gravel ascents & descents. 


We'll be walking in the beautiful Walyunga National Park, and this time of year the it is stunning with spectacular flora and abundant wildflowers within the impressive wandoo and marri woodlands. We are often greeted by cheeky kangaroos and enjoy a myriad of birdlife including black cockatoos, galahs and many of their other friends. If we are lucky we may even spot a wedge-tailed eagle soaring above.


Walyunga is an aboriginal name whose meaning is uncertain but may mean "happy place'. It is a very significant meeting place for the local Noongar people and contains one of the largest known Aboriginal campsites around Perth, which was still used into the late 1900's. In their culture they believe the Swan and Avon rivers were carved out by the Waugal and when they visit the area they always greet the dreamtime rainbow serpent here by rubbing sand on their bodies then throwing it into the river.


Our walk starts with a gentle meander beside the beautifully flowing Avon River to Syd's Rapids after which  we leave the river and get our hearts pumping with a wonderful ascent that "keeps on giving" up onto the ridge. But don't worry, we'll have plenty of time to rest as well. From here we are treated to stunning views of the Avon Valley and beyond. We will enjoy our lunch up at Woodsome Hill before commencing the descent back down to the river and our cars.


Meet with our Adventurous Women ® ™ Guide at 9.00 amIn the First Carpark at Waylunga Pool.

(Walyunga NP is 35km north east of Perth)

 

We will commence the walk at no later than 9.30am after intro's etc and finish around 2pm (approx) so please be punctual for the commencement of the walk and ensure that you don't need to rush off at 2pm, should the walk run over time for any reason.    


Please allow sufficient time for parking in case the area is busy.

Distance: 11k Loop Trail


Terrain:  Gravel tracks with some very steep descents on unsteady surfaces which make it more suited to experienced walkers - Graded Medium to Hard

Gallery

part of the track
Views over the valley
Plenty of birdlife

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Swan River / Syd's Rapids

● Interesting Aboriginal History

● Abundant Birdlife

● Stunning views over the Avon Valley

● Heathlands with hakeas, grevilleas, verticordias, hibbertias & triggerplants.

Includes

Experienced Bush Walking Guide

Comprehensive First Aid Kit, Insurances & PLB

Yummy Home-Made Morning Tea prepared by our resident AW Chef

Photo's of your day on the trail

Excludes

Transport To/From Waylunga National Park

Lunch (BYO)

National Park Entry Fee - If you wish to carpool, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with others

What To Bring/Wear

- Day Pack (With rain cover or garbage bag to keep everything dry in case of rain)

- Lunch & Snacks

- Plenty of Water (3 litres)

- Sturdy shoes or hiking boots

- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen & insect repellent

- Hiking Poles (Optional but helpful on steep ascents/descents)

- Clothing suitable for hiking & weather conditions

- Rain Jacket or Poncho

- Hiking poles (optional)

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