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About Kangaroo Trail, Walyunga NP
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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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
The trail starts at the Walyunga Pool car park, Walyunga NP 1 hour north east of Perth
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.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- All accessible parking
- 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
National Park fees apply
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or fires are permitted in the National Park
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