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About Blowholes Trail, Torndirrup NP
The Blowholes, the result of water being forced up into a crackline in the granite, produce spray and loud eerie sounds when a big swell is running. Depending on the swell, size and direction of approach to the sea cliffs The Blowholes may or may not be blowing. When they do, the noise is quite impressive and this attraction should not be missed, especially on a day when the ocean swell is high. Just rug-up warmly and wear sturdy non-slip shoes.
This walk is the most popular in Torndirrup National Park, but be sure to keep away from the ocean at all times, as several lives have been lost in this vicinity. The 1.6km return walk begins at the western end of the carpark and is well signposted. Follow the bitumen path for about 400 metres to the top of some steps. There are fine views of Peak Head to the south-east and Eclipse Island to the south-west. After the steps the path swings to the right then traverses an open granite area. Signs indicate the location of the Blowholes. At the Blowholes, do not proceed any further to the ocean and do not stand over the Blowholes.
No signage on the road by the way. First turning on the right after the natural bridge and Gap viewing platform. If you see the sign for Jimmy Newells you have already passed it going south.
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What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsPreferably wear closed in shoes with good grip.
Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park, 400km (5 hours) south of Perth
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.
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Hazards & WarningsThe path to the blowholes contains many steps. Take care when wet and windy and do not venture downslope from the path.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- View Platform
Best time of year
January to December
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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The BlowholesTo see the Blowholes in action, go on a windy day. The sound of the blowholes is impressive.
The 78 steps aren't steep!It's all up-hill on the way back - but don't let that put you off - just take your time!
Trail to bowholesThe trail is a wide path leading to stairs
Start of trailThe trail starts from the carpark.
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