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Bush Walk inSouth West

Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

A great circuit walk, Nancy Peak traverses the main peak of the Porongurup Ranges 23 kilometres from Mount Barker in the Great Southern region.. As well as the beauty of the moss-covered granite rocks and the lush forest, the views are magnificent with the Stirling Ranges visible to the north and, on a clear day, you can see the Southern Ocean.

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Porongorup National Park, 23km from Mt Barker, which is 359km(4 hours) south of Perth

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Commencing from the Porongurup carpark, the trail passes by the ‘Tree in the Rock’ before climbing to the top of the mountain’s ridge. On the way, the trail passes through different ecosystems such as karri forest and moist glades of mosses.

Emerging from the forest on the granite outcrops you will see the views to the Stirling Ranges and the Southern Ocean. Across the outcrops, the trail continues over a few peaks before descending into a pass between Nancy Peak and Devils Slide. Once on the main track between the two, it's a fairly simple karri forest ramble back to the car park.

This is one of many trails in the Porongurup area.  Other trails range from the Bolganup Heritage Trail, which is an easy 600 metre circuit, to a three-hour return hike to Marmabup Rock which is recommended for experienced bushwalkers only.  The Castle Rock trail takes you past the famous balancing rock and up to stand on Castle Rock.

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours


6.7 kilometre loop, not including additional loop north of Tree-in-the-Tock

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Porongorup National Park, 23km from Mt Barker, which is 359km(4 hours) south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

All year round


National Park fees

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets
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6 trail goers have rated Nancy Peak, Porongurup NP as 4.17 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 2 Jun 2022, 8:28pm

Stunning views, a good mix of terrain and challenges.
Christine Hamilton

Reviewed 8 Jun 2019, 5:04pm

Absolutely loved this walk! Stunning views and breathtaking forest floor walks :D Would do this one again!
Clare Offner

Reviewed 2 Jun 2019, 4:27pm

Loved it! The vegetation changes were awesome, the views quite amazing, but the karri trees were the best.
karin stronkhorst

Reviewed 13 Mar 2018, 1:02pm

Amazing trail. Saw two eagles flying really close up. Views from the various outlooks are wonderful. The notice board says to start on one end and I think it is wise to do so as the markings seem to be directed that way. I walked alone and it was clear in this direction. It is quite the hike with rocky climbs. But stunning!!
Jason Bromell

Reviewed 2 Mar 2018, 8:34pm

Absolutely fantastic trail for a difficulty 4. Add on Devils Slide. Well worth it. Not really any good for relis with bad knees. But for a half day hike has the best of both views from peaks and woodland tracks.
Tamara White

Reviewed 2 Apr 2017, 3:47pm

Trail was a bit easier than I expected and completed under the expected time - which was lucky as we had not really planned to do the whole this - we were just going to check out what the trail was like as it was already 4pm when we got there, but managed to do the whole trail, though did not finish until after dark. Saw a few kangaroos but not much other wildlife. Trail could have been better marked, we weren't always sure we were going the right way. Fair bit of clambering over rocks on the way down, so lucky we checked it out before taking a relative with bad knees up there!

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