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Cave Point Fitzgerald River National Park, 600 km from Perth
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Quoin Head Fitzgerald River National Park
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About Hakea Walk Trail, East Fitzgerald NP
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
Can be done in sections, some of which can be return trips.
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
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Hazards & WarningsThe vehicle tracks to Quoin Head and Whalebone Creek are 4WD involving creek crossings and a steep descent. They often closed after rain.
FacilitiesThere 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
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- View Platform
Best time of year
March to November
National Park fees
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 ItemsPets and fires are not allowed
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