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About Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP
While the Torndirrup National Park, located a short 10 minute drive from Albany, is more famous for tourist attractions such as the Blowholes, Natural Bridge and The Gap, it hides one of the best hikes in the South West. The trail climbs and descends along the narrow ridge line of the Flinders Peninsula, a granite formation that juts out from the landscape into the vastness of the Southern Ocean.
Hard core bushwalkers will enjoy this 12.5km return, 6-8 hour hike over Isthmus Hill to Flinders Peninsula and on to Limestone Head and Bald Head. Terrain is steep and difficult in sections. (Apparently the sign at the Trailhead says 16km - reviewers of this trail state that this is incorrect)
The walk ends at Bald Head, a round headland of domed granite sloping down into the ocean and can be seen from many places along the Torndirrup Coast.
Taking in a combination of boardwalk, packed limestone paths and hard granite sections, there is a great variety of things to see and photograph on the trail. Along with the spectacular views of the granite cliffs, the views back to Albany and King George Sound are breathtaking. If you are visiting Albany and have the time then put the Bald Head Walk Trail on your list of things to do. A high degree of fitness is required.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
5 - 7 hours
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Off Murray Rd, Torndirrup National Park - 400km (5 hours) south of Perth
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Hazards & WarningsBe careful on the granite sections and around the edges as the cliffs are quite steep.
- Car Park
Best time of year
All Year Round
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or bikes
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10 trail goers have rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP as 4.6 out of 5!
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Ben Morse rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
It offers everything from rock, sand, man made, views, weather and challenge.
I was approximately 5.5hrs on the trail did it solo and stopped for small lunch on the head and few pics on the way back.
Signage is only done by rocks built up in areas were coming off, or through granent sections. Be sure to keep an eye out for these pyramid style placed rocks.
Pack well, its nice to have some essentials on the way and be comfortable.
Car park has spaces for bout 6 cars.
Bob Peters rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
Leanne Storer rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
Naomi O'Shea rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
Marco Zecca rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
Gerard Cameron rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 3 out of 5
Alan Boyd rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
Margaret Owens rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 3 out of 5
Brad Mills rated Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP a 5 out of 5
This site says it is a 12km return walk though at the signage at start of walk it says 16km return walk.... I believe it is 16km but want to follow that up.
This walk is quite steep and strenuous in certain spots but well worth it.
Be aware of tiger snakes... I was lucky enough not to confront any, though I did see alot of fresh snake trails.
I did the walk alone so I had some snake proof gaitors and snake first aid kit, in all honesty it would have been more comforting to have done the walk with someone else for safety reasons such as snake bite or injury.
Phone signal drops in and out in certain places and it is quite a secluded remote walk, so on your own you may not get any help if needed quickly.
This is an epic walk I loved every moment.....but still sore a couple days later
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Bald Head Walk TrailRidge line of the Flinders Peninsula
Isthmus HillLooking back down towards Salmon Holes Beach
Granite FormationsThese sections are great fun to explore and provide some interesting photo opportunities.
Spider on the TrailWatch out for spider webs on the sections that cut through the peppermint trees.
Southern OceanThe cliffs either side of the trail are frequently pounded by the surf. Be careful on the cliff edges as this place is called the Dangerous Coast for nothing.
Bald Head Walk TrailLooking south from the trail. If you can time your hike well then the sunset views are amazing.
Bald Head TrailBald Head Trail
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