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Hill View Trail, Balingup

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Hill View Walk only takes about 45 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace, and takes in lovely views and a great variety of different vegetation in the Australian Collection section of the Golden Valley Tree Park.

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Old Padbury Road, Balingup, which is 234km (2hrs 40mins) south of Perth

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When entering Golden Valley Tree Park, you have two choices for walking. The World Collection and the Australian Collection. As none of the walks are too demanding many people choose both.

The hike up to the plateau offers fine views at a spot known as Bottle Tree Lookout, named after a planted bottle tree from Queensland. Along the way you will see Kurrajong trees, sandalwood, native pines and many other species. Some species such as the weeping gum are very rare.  

For regular hikers, the trail is not all that difficult, but wearing a good pair of walking shoes is recommended. The trail has a moderately steep section and is uneven in places. One of the nice features of the Hill View Walk is that you follow evenly spaced cairns (piles of rocks) instead of directional signage. The kids will enjoy the “spot the next cairn” challenge.      

Balingup Visitor Centre

(08) 9764 1818

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Time / Duration

45 minutes

Length

1.5km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Old Padbury Road, Balingup, which is 234km (2hrs 40mins) south of Perth

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Trail End

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.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycles Prohibited
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform

Best time of year

All year round

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Trail Access

Bus or Drive to Balingup

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1 trail goers have rated Hill View Trail, Balingup as 5 out of 5!

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Deb Vanallen

Reviewed 28 Apr 2016, 1:21pm

This is a fabulous short walk as part of the beautiful Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup. There's a diverse range of Australian flora to be seen and the views from the top of the hill are stunning! You can take a dog on a lead plus it's a great spot for a picnic. Would definitely recommend spending time exploring this Park.

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