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About Possum Loop, Avon Valley
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
Be trail ready for Possum Loop, Avon Valley
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Can be completed in less than one hour
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary - 50km (1hr) north-east of Perth.
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.
FacilitiesBookings are essential as unique codes are issued for the electronic gate.
- Car Park
- 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
Access is by car only and involves some gravel roads
Prohibited ItemsNo pets or bikes are allowed
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Paruna Creek bridge.Bridge over the creek where there is a good view of the Avon River Valley.
Boardwalk running along a granite outcrop to protect this fragile habitat.A boardwalk runs along a granite outcrop to protect this fragile habitat.
Bird Smugglers Camp.Old bird smugglers camp thought to have ceased operation 20-30 years ago.
Pink Rock LookoutBoardwalk out to large granite outcrop and Pink Rock Lookout.
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