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Banksia Trail, Foxes Lair, Narrogin

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.9 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Banksia Trail at Foxes Lair Reserve in Narrogin traverses through gravelly soils and jarrah-marri-wandoo woodland. An extensive diversity of wildflowers can be seen from August to October.

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The Breakaway trail is one of three trails which starts and ends at the Marri picnic area in Foxes Lair.

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This is a fairly easy walk through a range of of plant communities, with wildflowers visible from June to late November. Gravelly and sandy areas have a wealth of wildflowers, particularly Proteaceae species such as dryandras, hakeas, grevilleas, and dryandras. Kwongan gravelly scrub is a good spot for small birds. Grey kangaroos may be seen in the early morning. The trail passes by foundations of one-room cottages, which were built in the 1920's for workers constructing the adjoining Bottle Creek Dam.

Please note parts of the trail are shared with cyclists.

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Time / Duration

40 to 50 minutes



Trail Start

The Breakaway trail is one of three trails which starts and ends at the Marri picnic area in Foxes Lair.

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

Parts of the trail are uneven in ironstone gravel sections. Marri 'honkey' nuts may present a slipping risk in sections.


The picnic area and Banksia trail are also a part of a tourist cycle trail network which links the three picnic areas in Foxes Lair Reserve.

  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

August to November is the best time for wildflowers.

Trail Access

Narrogin is 200 kilometres south of Perth. Enter Foxes Lair from Williams Road (opposite the caravan park) and stop at the first (Marri) picnic area.

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