Top Trail: Hakea Walk Trail, East Fitzgerald NP
The Hakea Trail is a 23 kilometre spectacular and rugged coastal walk trail in the East Fitzgerald National Park. It starts at the Cave Point car park and extends westward to Quoin Head. However, the trail can be accessed at several points along its route. The trail has markers bearing the Royal Hakea.
About the Trail
Cave Point to West Beach Headland 3.3km 1 hour
A short beach walk followed by an ascent through heathland to woodland, culminating in a viewpoint with a seat.
West Beach Headland to Hamersley Inlet 8.1km 3-4 hours
The trail leads to Nature's Rockery lookout from where there are 360 degree views of the central peaks and western coastline. It continues to Edward's Point Steps. After descending these steps, the trail continues around to a rocky beach and headland. Once this headland is rounded you then walk along Hamersley Beach. Beware four wheel drive vehicles. Also take care if the tide is high.
At the end of the beach there is a pole indicating the Hamesley Inlet Link Trail. This 1.5km trail will take you to the car park and picnic area at Hamersley Inlet.
Hamersley Inlet to Tamala Karst Lookout 3.5km 1 hour
Suited to an easy return trip this section takes in the sheltered woodlands of the link trail, some beach walking and then the creamy cliffs of the Tamala Karst formation. Good views from the lookout.
Tamala Karst Lookout to Whalebone Creek Campground 5.3km 2 hours
Melaleuca woodland, inland and cliff top walking make this section varied and spectacular.
Whalebone Creek Campground to Quoin Head 6.2km 2-3 hours
Spectacular coastal and inland views. The trail ends at the Quoin Head four wheel drive track. Note that this vehicle track to Quoin Head from Hamersley Inlet is a four wheel drive track, involving creek crossings and a steep descent to Quoin Head.