The Easter Holidays are nearly here! Who else is counting down the days until they can clock off and tuck into all those tasty hot cross buns and chocolate bunnies (or bilbies)!? This coming long-weekend is a great time to get out and explore some of WA’s best trails, and a chance to build up an appetite before your next round of buns and eggs!
Here at Trails WA HQ, we’ve pulled together a list of ‘The Best Trials For Easter’ a mix of beginner trails suitable for the whole family, and advanced technical trails for more confident trail users.
So, whether you’re looking to escape your family and loved ones or take them with you on a mini trail adventure we have the perfect trail for you!
1. Warren River Loop Walk, Pemberton | 10.5km | Bush Walk.
Fill your water bottle, don your sun hat or raincoat (depending on the weather) and set off on a 10.5km hike around Warren River.
Located in the Warren National Park near Pemberto, this 10.5km moderately difficult walk follows the Warren River and passes through some of the regions most magnificent old growth karri forest in the pristine national park.
Being a loop trail, this walk can be started from any point and can be walked in short sections ranging from 300m to 2.8km.
2. Meelup Reserve Trail, Dunsborough | 7km | Bush Walk
A walk along this trail will take you to isolated petite bays and coves through to the famous and popular bays and beaches. Most of the beaches along this track are renowned swimming beaches and are particularly inviting with their calm turquoise water. Small reefs and rocky outcrops also provide good snorkelling.
3. Sandford Rocks Walk, Westonia | 2.1km | Bush Walk
This moderately difficult trail takes you to an impressive natural amphitheatre and is a highlight of the climb. As you continue upward, the climb gets steeper before reaching a substantial cairn and trig point at the peak.
A short 100m side trail from the car park leads to a bird hide overlooking a small waterhole, with interpretive signs of the birds of the Sandford Rocks Nature Reserve. Home to rock wallaby, an abundance of wildflowers in the spring and numerous gnamma holes. Every little waterhole is worth looking at, they contain a profusion of life - tiny banded tadpoles, water fleas and other creatures.
4. Kalamunda Fairy Door Trail | 4km | Urban Walk
Fairy doors were first sighted in Kalamunda over 2 years ago at a local dog grooming business. Throughout the lanes and streets of Kalamunda you'll now find many fairy doors and no two are the same. Take the kids to this magical site and see how many fairy doors they can find. Maps are available from the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, and you can tick the fairy doors off on the map as you find them.
5. Mt Lindesay Trail, Denmark |10km | Bush Walk
From Denmark, a 23km scenic drive along Scotsdale and Mt Lindesay Roads takes you to the Mt Lindesay trailhead and picnic area.
Let tall white trail markers guide you over the iconic granite monadnock of Mount Lindesay National Park. Once at the summit, enjoy the panoramic views over farmland, the coast and the Walpole Wilderness.
6. Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP | 12km | Bush Walk / Mountain Bike
The Jabitj Trail, meaning running water in the Noongar language, is a 12 kilometre return dual-direction trail that follows the Collie River between Wellington Dam and Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park. The dual-direction walk and cycle trail offers delightful views of the rapids and pools along the way.
7. Bibra Lake Loop, Beeliar Regional Park | 6km | Walk/ Run / Cycle
Long regarded as one of Perth’s southern suburbs favourite destinations, Bibra Lake is a great spot for a picnic and features an awesome adventure playground. This 6-kilometre loop is an easy to follow dual use path so perfect for bikes, buggy’s and wheelchairs.
8. Byford Sculpture Trail | 6.2km | Urban Walk
Drive, walk or ride through Byford while taking in nine sculptures from internationally renowned WA artist Len Zuks. Len has had paintings exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, the Venice Biennale and the London Olympics art exhibition.
In 2009 he won the People’s Choice award at Sculptures by the Sea. After wide public consultation, he created Byford’s sculptures of historical figures from ideas put forward by Byford residents.
9. Bayswater Foreshore Play Trail | 4.7km | Urban Walk
Bayswater Foreshore Walking Trail is a 4.7 kilometre easy urban walk, showcasing the attractions the Bayswater river foreshore has to offer – a rich heritage, biodiversity hotspots, beautiful surroundings, and a vibrant and connected community. Best experienced with the interactive Nature Play WA ‘Play Trails’ App.
10. Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda, Perth Hills | 3.5km | Bush Walk
This moderate 3.5km return walk in the Mundy Regional Park follows Whistlepipe Gully in the Perth Hills. The trail follows the narrow river as it courses over cascades and small waterfalls and offers views over the coastal plain to Perth.
Take a picnic and a rug as there are lots of lovely spots to sit by the creek. The trail simply follows the stream up one side and returns down the other.