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Blowholes Trail, Torndirrup NP

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

This 1.6 kilometre return walk to the blowholes provides a wonderful view of the rugged coastline of Torndirrup National Park.  Be warned that there are 78 steps and the walk back is all uphill!

To see the Blowholes in action, go on a windy day.  The sound of the blowholes is impressive.
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Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park, 400km (5 hours) south of Perth

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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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Time / Duration

0.5 hour


1.6km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park, 400km (5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

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

There are 78 steps and the return walk is all uphill so some level of fitness is needed.

Hazards & Warnings

The 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
  • Lookouts
  • View Platform

Best time of year

January to December


Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets
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1 trail goers have rated Blowholes Trail, Torndirrup NP as 4 out of 5!

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Jess Kneale

Reviewed 5 Jan 2017, 8:35pm

Good trail, blow holes are not always active.

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