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Christmas Rock Walk Trail, Wongan Hills

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Christmas Rock Walk Trail is an easy scenic 1.6km nature trail through the bushland and beautiful wildflowers just outside of Wongan Hills.
The path is relatively flat and, apart from a short section on the rock itself, has wide smooth gravel surfaces, walking anti-clockwise from Apex Park is recommended

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Trail Start

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Apex Park on Wandoo Crescent, Wongan Hills which is 190 km north east of Perth.

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Wandoo Cres Wongan Hills

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The trail is well marked and easy to follow and has 15 interpretative panels around the trail giving an insight into the natural or cultural history of the reserve.  The trail is a pleasant walk all year round, however it is more spectacular between July and October, when the wildflowers and orchids are in flower.

The alternate “Creek Connector” or “Orchid Walk” can be used to create shorter or longer trails of your choosing.

The Reserve was originally set aside in 1916 for the purpose of “Railway Water Supply”.  The rock channels that you walk down are part of the original water catchment system that was used to direct rainfall into the railway dam and is still used to water the town ovals.

It is thought the name originated from the many specimens of the West Australian Christmas Tree (Nuytsia floribunda) which once graced the Reserve. They are no longer found at Christmas Rock but are elsewhere in the Shire.

Wongan Hills Visitor Centre

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Time / Duration

Time taken depends on how long/often you stop to view the wildflowers.

Length

1.6km

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Apex Park on Wandoo Crescent, Wongan Hills which is 190 km north east of Perth.

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Trail End

Wandoo Cres Wongan Hills

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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.

Hazards & Warnings

Be careful of slippery rocks after rain.

Facilities

The nearest toilets are located next to the Wongan Hills Visitor Centre.
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly

Best time of year

All year round. Wildflowers bloom between July to October peaking in September.

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Trail Access

Drive to Wongan Hills 190km north of Perth

Prohibited Items

Dogs allowed but must be on a lead.
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1 trail goers have rated Christmas Rock Walk Trail, Wongan Hills as 3 out of 5!

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Annabel Hardy

Reviewed 5 Sep 2021, 9:28am

We usually prefer a more challenging trail, but the was the only dog friendly trail close by.
Super easy walk, lovely wildflowers. Easy to extend the huge by following alternative trails.

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