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Oak Grove Walk, Balingup Trails WA Top Trail Icon

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Oak Grove Walk is an easy 1.5 kilometre loop walk through the heritage listed Golden Valley Tree Park, the largest arboretum in Western Australia featuring tree species from around the world.  The 60 hectare landscaped park is set in the picturesque hills of Balingup, three hours south of Perth.

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Car park, Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup 240km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

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The collection of trees began over one hundred years ago, amongst some of the loveliest rural countryside in the heart of the South West. The beautiful World Collection features many deciduous autumn colour favourites alongside rare and unusual specimens. Golden Valley’s Australian Collection showcases the wide diversity of Australian native tree associations from tall eucalypts through mallee woodlands to dry season deciduous species and a range of rare West Australian species. Many of the trees are labelled, with maps provided at the information shelters.

Given the different variety of trees and the Balingup climate, this is a walk for all seasons with spectacular colour being provided all year round.  Other features include the restored Golden Valley Homestead (c 1890).

The Oak Grove Walk is one of six trails in the park which is a few minutes drive or an easy two kilometre walk out of town along the Bibbulmun Track which passes through the park as it heads south.

The Park is open seven days a week with free entry (however a donation is welcomed and will help with the work of the volunteers).

Balingup Visitor Centre

(08) 9764 1818

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Time / Duration

Up to 30 minutes

Length

1.5km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Car park, Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup 240km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

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.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

April, May, June when the trees turn orange and red and shed their leaves

Fees

Gold coin donation

Trail Access

Road or bus to Balingup. Road or walk to trail.

Prohibited Items

No camping
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1 trail goers have rated Oak Grove Walk, Balingup as 5 out of 5!

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Deb Vanallen

Reviewed 28 Apr 2016, 1:38pm

This is a fabulous short walk within the beautiful Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup. This trail is part of the stunning World Collection of trees which features many mature deciduous favourites alongside rare and unusual specimens. The trails are well marked and sign posted and it's a great place to picnic with picnic tables, BBQ's and toilets available. The views are stunning all year round and it's without doubt the best place in WA to immerse yourself in the 'season', with changes all year round! You can take a dog on a lead and it adjoins the Bibbulmun Track. Would definitely recommend spending time exploring this Park.

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