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Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Golden View Lookout, Beelu NP

  • Half day
  • 12.4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

This out and back day walk through Beelu National Park traverses 6.2km (12.4km return) of the Bibbulmun Track. Starting from the Perth Hills Discovery Centre this walk takes you to the Golden View Lookout for a fantastic view over Mundaring Weir.

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Trail Start

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Car park at Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Allen Road, Mundaring , 41km (1 hour) east of Perth

Trail End

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Golden View Lookout

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Starting from the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, the Track winds its way through mixed jarrah and banksia forest on the side of the Helena Valley, where you get the first glimpses of Lake CY O'Connor and Mundaring Weir. You then pass the historic Mundaring Weir Hotel and follow a short section of the Golden Pipeline that carries water from Mundaring Weir to the Goldfields near Kalgoorlie.

The Track crosses the Weir wall, then ascends to the Golden View Lookout, with expansive views of the surrounding area. An alternate route at the weir wall, descends to the base of the Weir wall and passes the No.1 Pumping Station Museum and is used when the gates along the weir wall are closed after hours or when maintenance works are in progress. 

To start the walk - head toward the amphitheatre surrounded by the buildings.  Keeping the animal enclosure on your left and amphitheatre on your right, follow the Bibbulmun Track trail markers.

(For a shorter 8km walk, start and finish at the Mundaring Weir Hotel.)

The 1000km Bibbulmun Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight-week adventure camping out at the 49 campsites and enjoying the hospitality of nine communities along the way. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders.

The Track is for walkers only and is signposted with yellow triangular markers symbolising the Waugal, the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal Dreaming. Follow the direction of the point.

National Parks

Other Links

  • Perth Hills Discovery Centre

    Perth Hills Discovery Centre has a small, well-appointed campground that is ideal for first-time campers and families with small children.

  • Experience Perth

    Comprehensive information on the Perth region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.


Be trail ready for Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Golden View Lookout, Beelu NP

Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

4 hours

Length

12.4km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Car park at Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Allen Road, Mundaring , 41km (1 hour) east of Perth

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Trail End

Golden View Lookout

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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.

Facilities

The Perth Hills Discovery Centre has toilets, drinks, some refreshments (weekdays only), a visitor centre and a camping area. Toilets, food and drink are also available from the Mundaring Weir Hotel. There are toilets and a picnic table at the South Ledge picnic area above the Golden View lookout. Take a water bottle and snacks.

Walk out and back (it looks different coming back!). Or do a car shuffle by leaving a car at either end of the walk and picking up the first car on your way home. There is no public transport to Mundaring Weir. Track transfers may be arranged through the Mundaring Visitor Information Centre.
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

May to November

Fees

Trail Access

Drive 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets in National Park areas or bikes on the Track.
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3 trail goers have rated Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Golden View Lookout, Beelu NP as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Tamzen McAlpine

Reviewed 15 May 2020, 4:37pm

Great trail, some challenging stair sections which was good. Bit hard to follow at the start but very enjoyable longer hike.
Peta Graham

Reviewed 21 Mar 2020, 6:04pm

Yes, great walk. My daughter and I did it makers were a bit hard to find at times. But we made got there in the end with a few wrong terms. Well worth it. Loads of interesting aspects.
Sarah Searle

Reviewed 21 Mar 2019, 4:31pm

Great walk, although I had some difficulty finding the start of it! You have to walk through the Discovery Centre buildings to get to the trail start, which I didn't expect.

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