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Mt Matilda Walk Trail, Wongan Hills Trails WA Top Trail Icon

  • Half day
  • 7.9 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The 7.9km Mt Matilda Walk Trail is located in the Wongan Hills Nature Reserve, 12 km from Wongan Hill’s townsite. This well signed, Grade 3 trail is set among an impressive landscape of natural bushland, a sea of wheat fields, rocky outcrops and stunning wildflowers, especially in spring -  July to October

There are 9 lookouts along the trail with bench seating provided so you can sit and take in the amazing panoramic views
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Trail Start

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Wongan Hills Nature Reserve, Waddington-Wongan Hills Rd, 12km NW of Wongan Hills and 190km, 2 hours drive NE of Perth

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Starting at the interpretive trailhead in the carpark, make your way up the steep rocky stairs onto the flat hill of Mt Matilda, the highest peak within the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu. Follow the trail along the western side of the mesa to take in the views of wheat fields and Lake Hinds, before looping around to the north and eastern sides of the hill. Highlights include the views at speaker’s chair, gimlet gully and red barked gimlets growing in profusion below.

There are 9 lookouts and numerous interpretive panels along the trail highlighting various types of plants and other interesting features.

There is a shorter 4.8 km Wildflower Loop available. When hiking clockwise take the right hand track at the old wooden sign and follow the mallee fowl markers. 

While visiting the area why not try the other short walks including Christmas Rock and Reynolds Reserve. Mt O'Brien lookout is on the other side of the main road to Mt Matilda.

Wongan Hills Visitor Centre

(08) 9671 1973

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Time / Duration

4.5 hours

Length

7.9km loop, Shorter option is 4.8km (3 hours)

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Wongan Hills Nature Reserve, Waddington-Wongan Hills Rd, 12km NW of Wongan Hills and 190km, 2 hours drive NE of Perth

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Trail End

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.

Difficulty Notes

The first section of the trail is quite steep with a number of steps. Watch our for termite mounds in the middle of the trail

Hazards & Warnings

Avoid walking on hot days

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

May to November - The wildflowers bloom from July to October peaking in September.

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

12 kilometres drive from Wongan Hills

Prohibited Items

Bikes and pets are not allowed
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4 trail goers have rated Mt Matilda Walk Trail, Wongan Hills as 4.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Kim Dravnieks

Reviewed 27 Sep 2019, 1:27pm

Great trail. Good views with rest spots along the way. Varied wildflowers over the 3 hrs hike with some surprises.
Tim Law

Reviewed 5 Jun 2017, 6:26pm

Nice day outing from the city for WA Day. Some flowers out, but a nice walk anyway. Hand rails in sensible places, trail is very well marked and has nice information panels, plus seats at all the viewpoints. Nicely set up walk, would given it 5 if there was a toilet
Mark Wood

Reviewed 30 Aug 2016, 1:10pm

Correctly rated this time
Well signed and only a few hills to ascend. Fantastic views and abundant wildflowers considering late August. Would be even more colour about by late September. Highly recommend.
Mark Wood

Reviewed 30 Aug 2016, 1:07pm

Well signed and only a few hills to ascend. Fantastic views and abundant wildflowers considering late August. Would be even more colour about by late September. Highly recommend.

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