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About Gathercole Reserve Walk Trail, Wongan Hills
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.
Be trail ready for Gathercole Reserve Walk Trail, Wongan Hills
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Allow one hour
3.1 km loop
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
The trail starts from the Gathercole Reserve car park on Moonijin W Road, 10km south east of Wongan Hills
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.
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Hazards & WarningsAvoid 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
By road, 2WD from Wongan Hills, 2 hours drive north east of Perth
Prohibited ItemsNo Dogs allowed
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