The Echidna Trail
(Ex Walyunga National Park) Western Australia - Sun 8th September 2024

Max Participants:
(Ex Walyunga National Park) Western Australia
Sun 8th September 2024
Start Time:
End Time:
2:30pm approx
Hike Rating:
Grade 4
Non-Member Cost:
$55.00 per person
Member Cost:
$44.00 per person
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This awesome 11km hike is sure to get your blood pumping!!  If you're in training, up for a challenge, or an experienced hiker, this one will suit! 

We'll be walking in the beautiful Walyunga National Park, and this time of year the it is stunning with spectacular flora, fauna and flowing water courses 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 Trail Head Carpark at Waylunga Pool.

(Walyunga NP is 35km north east of Perth)


We will commence the walk at no later than 9.15am after intro's etc and finish around 2.30pm (approx) so please be punctual for the commencement of the walk and ensure that you don't need to rush off at 2.30pm, should the walk run over time for any reason.    

Please allow sufficient time for parking in case the area is busy and there is any entry fee into the National Park of $15 per car, unless you have a Parks Pass, so you may wish to car pool.  

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


Always lots of fun
part of the track
Plenty of birdlife


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Swan River / Syd's Rapids

● Interesting Aboriginal History

● Abundant Birdlife

● Stunning views over the Avon Valley

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


A 11km Guided Bushwalk in Walyunga National Park

Services of an experienced Adventurous Women Guide

Licenced & Accredited Tour Operator with over 15 years of industry experience

Photo's of your day on the trail


Transport To/From Waylunga National Park

Lunch & snacks (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

More Information

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

14 days + prior to departure - Full Refund

13 days prior to departure - No Refund

No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.


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