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Gathercole Reserve Walk Trail, Wongan Hills

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Gathercole Reserve Walk Trail is a moderately easy, 3.1 kilometre trail through the Gathercole Reserve and over a large granite outcrop, near the wheatbelt town of Wongan Hills. The trail is clearly marked with a variety of natural surfaces and some short steep sections.

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Trail Start

Get directions

The trail starts from the Gathercole Reserve car park on Moonijin W Road, 10km south east of Wongan Hills

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Unlike other granite outcrops that are largely devoid of vegetation, Gathercole Reserve is covered with a huge variety of vegetation. The trail winds its way past fringing woodlands and huge granite boulders sculpted by wind and water, along narrow paths and over the top of the rock with sweeping views of the farmalnd below. 

Take time to read the numerous interpretive panels with some fascinating information about the plant and animal life along the trail, as well as the geology of the surrounding area.

Wongan Hills Visitor Centre

(08) 9671 1973

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Time / Duration

Allow one hour


3.1 km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The trail starts from the Gathercole Reserve car park on Moonijin W Road, 10km south east of Wongan Hills

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

Avoid during hot weather and in the rain


  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

All year round, July to October for wildflowers


No fees apply

Trail Access

By road, 2WD from Wongan Hills, 2 hours drive north east of Perth

Prohibited Items

No Dogs allowed
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