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Hakea Walk Trail, East Fitzgerald NP Trails WA Top Trail Icon

  • Multiple day
  • 23 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

The Hakea Trail is a 23 kilometre spectacular and rugged coastal walk trail in the East Fitzgerald National Park.  It starts at the Cave Point car park and extends westward to Quoin Head.  However, the trail can be accessed at several points along its route. The trail has markers bearing the Royal Hakea.

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Trail Start

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Cave Point Fitzgerald River National Park, 600 km from Perth

Trail End

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Quoin Head Fitzgerald River National Park

Start of trail

Exit beach via crevice in rocks

Looking back to East Mt Barren

Eastern end of Hamersley Beach

Exit to Hamersley Inlet Link Trail
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Cave Point to West Beach Headland 3.3km 1 hour

A short beach walk followed by an ascent through heathland to woodland, culminating in a viewpoint with a seat.

West Beach Headland to Hamersley Inlet 8.1km  3-4 hours

The trail leads to Nature's Rockery lookout from where there are 360 degree views of the central peaks and western coastline. It continues to Edward's Point Steps. After descending these steps, the trail continues around to a rocky beach and headland. Once this headland is rounded you then walk along Hamersley Beach. Beware four wheel drive vehicles. Also take care if the tide is high.

At the end of the beach there is a pole indicating the Hamesley Inlet Link Trail. This 1.5km trail will take you to the car park and picnic area at Hamersley Inlet.

Hamersley Inlet to Tamala Karst Lookout 3.5km 1 hour

Suited to an easy return trip this section takes in the sheltered woodlands of the link trail, some beach walking and then the creamy cliffs of the Tamala Karst formation. Good views from the lookout.

Tamala Karst Lookout to Whalebone Creek Campground 5.3km 2 hours

Melaleuca woodland, inland and cliff top walking make this section varied and spectacular.

Whalebone Creek Campground to Quoin Head 6.2km 2-3 hours

Spectacular coastal and inland views. The trail ends at the Quoin Head four wheel drive track. Note that this vehicle track to Quoin Head from Hamersley Inlet is a four wheel drive track, involving creek crossings and a steep descent to Quoin Head.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Multi-day

Length

Can be done in sections, some of which can be return trips.

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Cave Point Fitzgerald River National Park, 600 km from Perth

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Trail End

Quoin Head Fitzgerald River National Park

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Difficulty Notes

This track offers easy to difficult walking depending on which sections are walked.

Hazards & Warnings

The vehicle tracks to Quoin Head and Whalebone Creek are 4WD involving creek crossings and a steep descent. They often closed after rain.

Facilities

There are camping facilities at Four Mile Beach (a Department of Parks and Wildlife site) and at Hamersley Inlet (operated by the Shire of Ravensthorpe). The campsite at Whalebone Creek is accessible by foot or by four wheel drive and is a Department of Parks and Wildlife site. There is a small amount of water available at the Hamersley Inlet site only.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • View Platform

Best time of year

March to November

Fees

National Park fees

Trail Access

Car or bus to Hopetoun, 600km from Perth. 2WDl drive vehicle access to the track at Cave Point, West Beach and Hamersley Inlet. Four wheel drive vehicle access at Whalebone Creek and Quoin Head.

Prohibited Items

Pets and fires are not allowed
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2 trail goers have rated Hakea Walk Trail, East Fitzgerald NP as 4.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

David Till

Reviewed 12 Dec 2018, 1:33pm

Lovely hike, I did this trail as part of my Bremer Bay - Hoptoun and return, Has a great bit of coast line and some beach walking, Whalebone hut has a good shelter with two rainwater tanks and a long drop dunny. also did the Mamang trail at the Bremer Bay end of the park although there is no shelters at the end of this trail so you need to carry all water from Pt Ann. Its a shame that the plan to push the trail right through the park has been shelved as it is a great bit of coast to hike along.
Emily Pinkus

Reviewed 18 Jun 2015, 2:29pm

I've walked about 13 km of this track - from Cave Point to Hamersley Inlet. It's such a beautiful and varied walk with deserted beaches, weird and wonderful plants and absolutely stunning rock features. Twisted schist and quartzite formations protrude from the ground like real life 'sculptures by the sea'. It's a fantastic walk and not challenging for regular bush walkers. Highly recommend.

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