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Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail, Wellington NP

Bush Walk

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  • Half day
  • 9.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3
    • Mountain Bike More Difficult

This 9.5 km, Grade 3 trail climbs high above the river to a lookout, before looping around behind the hill. Choose between the 5.5 km return, climb to the lookout or complete the entire 9.5 km loop.

View from lookout on the Kurliiny Tjenangitj trail.
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Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park, 200km (2.5 hours) south of Perth

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Kurliiny Tjenagitj means 'come and see' in the local Noongar language and this trail certainly does that. Follow the Jabitj Trail along the river from Honeymoon Pool, before climbing high above the valley floor to a lookout with panoramic views over the valley and surrounding hills. 

From the lookout the trail descends less steeply along a four wheel drive track, until it meets the Munda Biddi. As you  make the final descent back to the river, the track becomes quite steep again in places.

Parts of this trail are dual use, so be aware of approachiing mountain bikes.

The wildflowers are spectacular between August and November.

Honeymoon Pool is a Department of Parks and Wildlife campsite and picnic area, offering more than 20 campsites among trees beside the Collie River.  You can enjoy  swimming, canoeing and fishing.  You can also walk to the Wellington Dam Kiosk from here on the Jabitj trail.

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours

Length

9.5km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park, 200km (2.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park, 200km south of Perth

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Mountain Bike

More Difficult

Likely to be a single trail with moderate gradients, variable surface and obstacles. Suitable for skilled mountain bikers with good standard of
fitness using mountain bikes.

Difficulty Notes

There are some steep and rocky ascents and descents.
Shared use trail, so be aware of cyclists.

Hazards & Warnings

Take care with marri nuts on track

Facilities

All facilities are located at Honeymoon Pool camping and day use area. Drinking water is not available.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

March to November

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

2 WD to Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park

Prohibited Items

No pets allowed
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5 trail goers have rated Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail, Wellington NP as 5 out of 5!

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Kim Fawcett

Reviewed 16 Jun 2018, 6:49pm

We loved this trail.
We left Honeymoon Pool and followed the purple footprint markers upstream along the river to the bridge, across River Rd and kept following the river until the trail turned left and up the hill to the look out. The scenery along the first part of the trail, following the river is spectacular. There are sections of rapids and still quiet pools that you could swim in during the warmer weather.
After about 1.5 km the trail heads north and then the fun begins. The bush is quite dense and the climb gets very steep, but suddenly you are at the top and the views are fantastic.
From this point you can either go back down the way you came or continue on and complete the loop. The remainder of the loop was pretty easy going compared with the climb up the hill and passes through a variety of different types of forest.
I highly recommend this trail to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. We lost track of how long it took us but allow about half a day.
A couple of options are to leave your car at the bridge and just do the climb to the lookout and back for a shorter walk or take a mountain bike and access the lookout from the north via the Munda Biddi Trail.
Sabrina Ronzitti

Reviewed 23 Mar 2018, 12:14pm

I would rate this a 10! Absolutely STUNNING. I would recommend this trail to anyone with a basic fitness level, the incline at the begging was challenging. The remainder or the trail was quite easy and flat. Bring some bathers and towel, there's some lovely spots you can have a swim in the river on the way. At the begging of the trail you have the option to go straight, or turn right off the track. We did the turn off and hiked the hill first. Then as we almost returned back swam in the river. It's absolutely beautiful the entire hike. Highly recommended. We parked our car at honeymoon pools campsite, walked to the bridge and that is where we found the trail. If in doubt, follow the river UP stream along the ROAD not a bush track and you'll find the trail- it's the purple one.
Deffinatly will go again. This hike is perfect for summer or winter.
Rod Randall

Reviewed 31 May 2017, 1:51pm

Wonderful Trail. We actually chopped a few kilometers off the trail by parking at the bridge rather than the Honeymoon Pool campsite. No real harm done though. We also walked the trial anticlockwise which I feel is the best way as you approach the lookout slowly via the ridge so suddenly, bingo, what a great view!
Descending the trial from the lookout down to the river was a little slippery and needed care. In wet weather it could be diabolical. Well worth it!
Ashley Dunn

Reviewed 7 May 2017, 2:59pm

Awesome walk today . Great trail easy to follow with some stunning views over the Wellington National Park. Great section along the river .
Jeremy Beauglehole

Reviewed 23 Apr 2017, 4:47pm

Super hard up. But rewarded with a stunning view over the valley.
The up trail is a fraction overgrown at the moment. But still one of my favourite sections.
Nice walk or a punishing trail run, I love it.

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