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Kangaroo Trail, Walyunga NP

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Avon Valley, Yanchep, Lancelin & Cervantes, Peel, Perth Hills, Perth Metro, Rottnest, Swan Valley

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Kangaroo Trail is an easy four kilometre loop trail in Walyunga National Park which crosses creeks among granite boulders, wandoo and marri. There are some short rocky ascents and descents, with good views across to the opposite side of the river.

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Trail Start

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The trail starts at the Walyunga Pool car park, Walyunga NP 1 hour north east of Perth

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Walyunga National Park covers 1,800 hectares of the Darling Range, tucked behind the Darling Scarp, covering both sides of a steep valley. Just to the east of the park, in the picturesque Avon Valley, the Avon River joins the Brockman River to form the Swan River which passes through the tree lined valley.

Walyunga contains one of the largest known Aboriginal campsites around Perth and was still in use by the Noongar people late last century. The area has been used as a meeting place for more than 6000 years.  Walyunga is an Aboriginal name, but its meaning is uncertain.  Local Noongar people believe the Swan River was carved by the Waugal, and greet the dreamtime serpent here by rubbing sand on their bodies and throwing it in the water.

The Swan River is the main attraction in the park as it thunders through in winter and meanders by in the drier months, lined with smooth granite boulders. The walk trail starts beside the lower pool in Walyunga and follows the river to Boongarup  Pool. It then ascends  high enough to give views to the opposite side of the river valley. It returns through marri and wandoo woodland to the lower pool. The trail markers are yellow triangles with a kangaroo and also green footprints. The markers are most visible when walked in an anticlockwise direction. Kangaroos can be seen in late afternoon along the riverbank.

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Time / Duration

2 hours

Length

4km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The trail starts at the Walyunga Pool car park, Walyunga NP 1 hour north east 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.

Difficulty Notes

There are some short rocky steep ascents and descents, otherwise the trail is easy

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

March to November Walyunga National Park is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Fees

National Park fees apply

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets or fires are permitted in the National Park
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