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About Marradong Trails - The Great Outdoors
Leave Armadale and travel 46km down the Albany Highway to the entrance of the Mt Cooke Walk Trail. This trail leads to the highest point in the Darling Range at 582 meters above sea level. Spend about 4 hours here walking the trail before departing to Threeways in North Bannister for a late morning tea or early lunch. Leave North Bannister and head toward Wandering and set up camp in the Wandering Caravan Park. Head to the Wandering Tavern for a delicious late lunch and local wine. In the afternoon walk the Nature and Heritage Trail from the Caravan Park along the Wogolin Gully.
Depart Wandering and head to the Dryandra State Forest. You can enjoy the various campsites and facilities here or book a cabin in the Dryandra Woodlands Lions Village. Explore the various Walktrails throughout Dryandra and book a tour of the Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience. Stay one to two nights here.
Leave Dryandra via York Williams Road and stop in at the Williams Nature Reserve on the Way to Williams. Discover the native flora and fauna here and take in the views of the farming landscape that surround it. Enjoy some lunch in Williams at any of the various cafes and roadhouses. Head to Quindanning in the afternoon. Enjoy the scenic drive through Quindanning via Lower Hotham road and notice the changing landscapes through mining acitvity on Mt Saddleback. Keep travelling along Harvey-Williams Road and visit the site of the old Long-Gully bridge on part of the Bibbumun track. Enjoy dinner at the Quindanning Hotel. Stay the night here or continue to Boddington via Pinjarra-Williams Road.
Visit the Boddington Interpretive Centre to learn more about the environment, landscape and mining acitivty in the area. Walk along the banks of the picturesque Hotham River before heading out to the Tullis Walk Trail, west of Boddington. Head back into town and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes on the main street. After lunch, head down Ranford Road and pull in at Ranford Pool & River Walk. Head back to the Albany Highway via Crossman and return to Perth.
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Time / Duration
406km from Armadale return, 340km loop from North Bannister. 5 hour 10 minute drive time
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Albany Highway, Armadale
Albany Highway, Armadale
Hazards & WarningsFire Hazard April to October
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Dog Friendly
- Interpretive Centre
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Telephone
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
August to September for wildflowers and canola fields, April to November for hiking.
Road to North Bannister and road to Wandering
Prohibited ItemsNo trespassing in farmer's paddocks
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