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Possum Loop, Avon Valley

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The 2.3km Possum Loop trail is the easiest of three trails in the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary located one hour drive NE of Perth. This trail is ideal for families with young children and individuals looking for an easy, but scenic trail to enjoy.

Bridge over the creek where
there is a good view of the Avon River Valley.
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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary - 50km (1hr) north-east of Perth.

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The Possum Loop is a one way circuit taking in the highlights of Paruna Sanctuary.

Follow the beige possum markers as the trail meanders along a creek, complete with croaking frogs in the winter months of June, July and August.

Keep left where the Quenda and Numbat Trails branch off and cross the bridge where you have lovely views along the Avon River Valley. The wildflowers are beautiful along this section of the trail from August to October and if you look closely you may see tiny blue wrens in the ungrowth.

Watch out for the old bird catchers camp and keep left again at the next trail junction.

Head through the powderbark and wandoo woodlands and up a steep rise to the Pink Rock Lookout, named after the pink feather flower that blooms in the spring. Keep to the boardwalk over the granite out crop to the viewing platform and stop to take in the views before descending back to the car park.

Download the brochure from the links tab for detailed trail directions and information about flora, fauna and other interesting features along the trail.

Advance bookings are required and can be made online at Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Swan Valley Visitor Centre

(08) 9207 8899

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Can be completed in less than one hour


2.3km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary - 50km (1hr) north-east of Perth.

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Trail End

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.


Bookings are essential as unique codes are issued for the electronic gate.
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • View Platform

Best time of year

Paruna Sanctuary is open to the public between May and October (Closed November to April)


Entry fees apply - $10pp to help fund the conservation work they are doing

Trail Access

Access is by car only and involves some gravel roads

Prohibited Items

No pets or bikes are allowed
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