Trails: Bush Walk

At around twice the size of Western Europe, Western Australia is huge! It offers the space to discover yourself and explore local culture, jaw-dropping outback landscapes, pristine white beaches and stunning red gorges.

A unique feature of the state is the extremely large number of endemic plants and the south-western corner is the most outstanding wildflower region of Australia. It's worth visiting just for the flowers.

Many of the trails, including the world-class Bibbulmun Track and the renowned Cape to Cape Track, are in this region which is the easiest to travel to from Perth.

North of Perth, the distances are huge – and the scenery spectacular as you walk through gorges, climb the world’s largest rock or discover aboriginal rock art. In the far north, there is some excellent walking in the tropics at the Bungle Bungle Range and also in the vast region known as The Kimberley.

The easiest way to access the far North is through organised tours which are popular with many walkers.

Please read the Trail Tips on this site before heading out on our trails and always let someone know where you're going. Happy Walking!

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Bush Walk Trails in Western Australia

Trail Name Top Trail Rating Region Time Length Difficulty
10 Mile Brook Trail, Margaret River South West Half day 15km Easy
Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours (Loop) .450km Easy
Baigup Wetland, Bayswater/Maylands Perth 1-3 hours 1km Easy
Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP South West Full day 12.5km Difficult
Bardi Creek Trail, Northcliffe South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.7km Easy
Beedelup Falls Loop Walk, Beedelup NP South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.5km Moderate
Bell Gorge Walk Trail, King Leopold Ranges North West 1-3 hours 4km Easy
Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany This is a Top Trail Perth, South West Multiple day 1000km Moderate
Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail, Wellington NP South West Multiple day 19km Easy
Bicentennial Trail, Boyup Brook South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 6 km Easy
Big Brook Dam, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.2km Easy
Big Swamp Walk, Bunbury South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.5km Easy
Bigurda Trail, Kalbarri NP Coral Coast Half day 8km Moderate
Bilya Walk Track, Toodyay Perth 1-3 hours 7.2km Easy
Bird Walk, Giralia Station Coral Coast 1-3 hours 3.4km Easy
Blackboy Ridge, Upper Chittering Perth Less than 1 hour 1.5km Moderate
Blackwood River Walk, Bridgetown South West 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Blowholes Trail, Torndirrup NP South West Less than 1 hour 1.6km Easy
Blue Rock Trails, Jarrahdale Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.5km Moderate
Blue Wren Ramble Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells Perth 1-3 hours 2.8km Easy
Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours 6km Moderate
Bolganup Heritage Trail, Porongurup NP South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .6km Easy
Boolagoorda Trail, Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.4km Easy
Breakaway Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.0km Moderate
Breakers Trail, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour 1.4km Easy
Bridgetown Jarrah Park South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 6km Moderate
Bun.gu Trail, Geike Gorge NP North West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.1km Easy
Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.6km Moderate
Camel Trail, Chichester Ranges This is a Top Trail North West Full day 8km Moderate
Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock, Dunsborough South West 1-3 hours 3.5km Easy
Cape Naturaliste Track, Dunsborough South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.0km Easy
Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River This is a Top Trail South West Multiple day 135km Easy
Carty Reserve, Upper Chittering Perth Less than 1 hour 1.5km Easy
Castle Rock, Porongurup NP This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours 4.4km Difficult
Casuarina Walk, Kondil Park, Nannup South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .66km Easy
Cathedral Gorge, Purnululu NP This is a Top Trail North West 1-3 hours 4 km Easy
Caves Trail, Yallingup South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .6km Easy
Coalmine Beach Heritage Trail, Walpole South West Half day 6km Easy
Coastal Plain Walk Trail, Yanchep NP to Melaleuca Pk Perth Multiple day 52km Difficult
Coastal Trail, Cape Le Grand NP This is a Top Trail Golden Outback Multiple day 17km Difficult
Cockatoo Walk Trail, Yanchep NP Perth Full day (Loop) 17.5km Moderate
Collie Darkan Rail Trail South West Multiple day 47km Easy
Collie River Walk South West 1-3 hours 10km Easy
Congelin Siding Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.6km Easy
Corella Trail, Cattle Pool - Goolinee, Mt Augustus NP Golden Outback Less than 1 hour 2km Easy
Dell to South Ledge, Beelu NP, Perth Hills Perth Half day (Loop) 9km Moderate
Denmark to Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail South West Full day 54.5km Easy
Devils Slide, Porongurup NP South West 1-3 hours 5km Difficult
Direction Island Heritage Trail Indian Ocean Islands 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.5km Easy
Dolly Beach, Christmas Island Indian Ocean Islands 1-3 hours 2km Easy
Drapers Gorge Trail, Kennedy Range NP Coral Coast Less than 1 hour 1.6km Moderate
Dryandra Woodland   -- Golden Outback -- -- --
Dwerta Mia Walk Trail, Yanchep NP Perth Less than 1 hour 1km Easy
Eagle Bluff Boardwalk, Shark Bay Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) .4km Easy
Eagle View Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells Perth Less than 1 hour .6km Moderate
Eagle View Walk, John Forrest NP This is a Top Trail Perth Full day (Loop) 15km Moderate
East Mt Barren, Fitzgerald River NP Golden Outback 1-3 hours 3km Moderate
Easy Walk Trail, Ellis Brook Valley, Gosnells Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 750 metreskm Easy
Eaton Foreshore Walk, Bunbury South West Less than 1 hour 5km Easy
Echidna Trail, Walyunga NP Perth Half day (Loop) 11km Moderate
Edney’s Trail, Mt Augustus NP Golden Outback Half day 6km Difficult
Emu Walk, Giralia Station Coral Coast 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.4km Easy
Emu Walk, Racecourse Flora Reserve, Balingup South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .9km Easy
Erskine Nature Trail, Mandurah Perth 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Escarpment Base Trail, Kennedy Range NP Coral Coast Half day 5.8km Moderate
Escarpment Trail, Kennedy Range NP Coral Coast Half day 3.4km Difficult
Fire Tower Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.4km Easy
Flintstone Rock - Beedoboondu, Mount Augustus NP Golden Outback Less than 1 hour .5km Easy
Forest Path, Crooked Brook, Dardanup This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours (Loop) .6km Easy
Frenchman Peak Walktrail, Cape Le Grand NP Golden Outback 1-3 hours 3km Difficult
Gabbi Karniny Bidi, Rottnest Island This is a Top Trail Perth Half day (Loop) 9.7km Moderate
Ghost House Walk Trail, Yanchep NP This is a Top Trail Perth Full day (Loop) 12.4km Moderate
Gloucester Route, Gloucester NP, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 10km Moderate
Gloucester Tree to Cascades Walk, Gloucester NP, Pemberton South West Half day 12km Moderate
Gloucester Tree Walk, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Gnamma Trail,  The Humps, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.2 km Easy
Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup   -- South West -- -- --
Goordgeela Lookout Trail, Mt Augustus NP Golden Outback 1-3 hours 3km Difficult
Gorge Rim Walk, Dales Gorge, Karijini NP This is a Top Trail North West 1-3 hours 2km Moderate
Great Forest Trees Walk, Shannon NP, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours 8km Moderate
Greenbushes Loop South West Half day (Loop) 16km Moderate
Greenough River Nature Trail Coral Coast Half day (Loop) 17km Moderate
Gum Grove Trail, Mt Augustus NP Golden Outback Less than 1 hour 1km Easy
Hakea Walk Trail, East Fitzgerald NP This is a Top Trail Golden Outback Multiple day 23km Moderate
Hamersley Gorge Walk, Karijini NP North West 1-3 hours 1km Difficult
Hancock Gorge (with Kermits Pool), Karijini NP North West Half day 1.5km Difficult
Handrail Pool, Weano Gorge, Karijini NP North West 1-3 hours 1.5km Difficult
Henderson Cliffs Walk Trail, Beeliar Park Perth Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.4km Easy
Hill Springs, Cape Arid National Park Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.5km Easy
Hill View Trail, Balingup South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Hippo’s Yawn, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.7km Easy
Homestead Walk, Millstream Chichester NP North West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .75km Easy
Honeycomb Gorge Trail, Kennedy Range NP Coral Coast Less than 1 hour 0.5km Easy
Hotham River Foreshore and Lions Weir, Boddington Perth Less than 1 hour 2km Easy
Hyden Rock Walk, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.25km Easy
Island Pool Walk Trail, Dwellingup Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 2km Moderate
Island Top Walk Trail, Woody Island Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 2.1km Moderate
Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP South West 1-3 hours 12km Moderate
Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail Perth Half day 11km Easy
Jarrambayah Trail, Geikie Gorge NP North West 1-3 hours 4.4km Moderate