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About Mt Dale Circuit, Helena NP
Mount Dale was once the site of a fire lookout tower as it provides almost uninterrupted 360° views over the National Park and surrounding State Forest areas. The lower recreation site at Mount Dale provides a pleasant spot for family picnics. The area is prolific with wildflowers in spring and has beautiful wildlife such as eagles, kangaroos and reptiles to name a few.
An animal viewing hide has been constructed on the north side of Mount Dale and provides spectacular views over the Helena National Park and the Darkin River Valley.
Initially the trail is easy to follow through the bush but requires some navigation before ending up at the lookout. From here on descent, the trail joins up with the Bibbulmun Track, returning to the Mount Dale picnic area. The Bibbulmun Track, which runs from Kalamunda to Albany, travels close-by to Mount Dale and the lower recreation area provides an ideal drop-off/pick-up point for Bibb Track walkers.
Follow Brookton Highway from Kelmscott for 47km (Kelmscott is approximately 24 kilometres from Perth). Turn left into Ashendon Road and then turn right into Dale Road (six kilometres). Follow Dale Road to Mount Dale. This will take approximately one hour 20 minutes from Perth.
Be trail ready for Mt Dale Circuit, Helena NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
1 to 2 hours
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Mount Dale picnic area, Helena National Park, 80km (1.5 hours) south 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.
FacilitiesWildlife viewing hide
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
March to November
Entry fees to Helena National Park
Road, last 18km on gravel road
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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9 trail goers have rated Mt Dale Circuit, Helena NP as 3.22 out of 5!
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Cazzie-May Czichy rated Mt Dale Circuit, Helena NP a 5 out of 5
The wildflower’s never disappoint and excelled in the beauty and we suddenly became professional photographers 😂😂 (so we thought)
Anyway it’s a great, enjoyable walk ✅
Stuart Bridge rated Mt Dale Circuit, Helena NP a 5 out of 5
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