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Peak Head Track, Torndirrup National Park

Bush Walk inSouth West

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

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

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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Trail Start

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

Trail End

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Trail head at small gravel car park near Stony Hill

take care and don not try to reach the water - lives have been lost

There are great views to the coast and headlands along the trail

There are Panoramic views of the coast and Bald Head from Peak Head

The final part of the walk requires clambering and climbing over granite rocks
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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.

Albany Visitor Centre

(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.

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


  • Car Park

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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2 trail goers have rated Peak Head Track, Torndirrup National Park 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.

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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