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Peak Head Track, Torndirrup National Park Peak Head Track, Torndirrup National Park

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

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

Peak Head Track is in the spectacular Torndirrup National Park near Albany. The almost five kilometre return walk follows a sandy track that winds through thick coastal scrub and granite walls.  You are rewarded for your efforts by spectacular views of the Southern Ocean.

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At the southernmost peak of the Torndirrup Peninsula is Peak Head, a bluff of rounded cliffs with spectacular ocean views.

The track to Peak Head starts near the Stony Hill carpark and winds through thick coastal scrub.  The return walk takes around 2.5 hours and requires some clambering and climbing over granite rocks and up small granite walls.

Fantastic views over the Southern Ocean make the effort worthwhile.

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(08) 6820 3700

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Time / Duration

2 to 3 hours return


4.8km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Carpark off Stony Hill Track Road in Torndirrup National Park. 12km (15 minute) drive from Albany.

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Trail End

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

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

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Difficulty Notes

There is some scrambling and climbing over granite along this walk.

Hazards & Warnings

The weather on the south coast can change quickly. Be prepared with appropriate clothing and carry drinking water. The southern ocean can be unpredictable. Do not try to reach the water. Lives have been lost


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Best time of year

October to December or April to June

Trail Access

Air, road and bus to Albany. Road to trail.

Prohibited Items

No pets in National Parks
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4 trail goers have rated Peak Head Track, Torndirrup National Park as 4.25 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.

james bolst

Reviewed 2 Apr 2023, 10:51pm

The trail is really steep in places! Some of the steps are getting worn. The trail has also been weathered in places where the rain has flowed down the trail. To find the actual peak is not marked so you will have to find your way!! It's good fun. The rocks would be very slippery in winter after rain so be careful. I just completed it today and the weather was perfect!
Jazmin Maher

Reviewed 27 Jan 2023, 10:02am

Towards the peak, the signage is very limited. Look for the rock towers that previous walkers have made. Otherwise, a decent hike. Not for the beginner hiker as it requires a certain amount of fitness to get through the sand and granite outcrops.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 1 Jun 2022, 7:21pm

Fantastic trail. Awe inspiring views and a great challenge.
Gaelia Hunt

Reviewed 6 Jan 2022, 2:08pm

Absolutely stunning scenery
However trail is not 4.8km. We did 5.8 and didn't even reach the final peak as couldn't find a path through the last bit of bush after the first level of rock near the summit.
Very glad I had walking poles.

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