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About Quenda Trail, Yallingup
The Quenda Trail contrasts dense dune heathland vegetation and wild flowers with coastal views and a beach walk.
It heads south from Yallingup through the coastal heath behind Smiths Beach, then loops back via a 1km walk on Smiths Beach’s white sand and limestone outcrops past a couple of surf breaks, including the well-known Supertubes break. Of course the walk could also begin and end at Smiths Beach if that’s more convenient.
The circuit is about 4km long and takes around an hour to an hour and a half to complete the walk. From late winter through spring there’ll be a plentitude of wild flowers in bloom in the coastal heath. The best time to walk the Quenda Trail is definitely in cooler weather because the inland section feels very dry and arid beneath a hot sun and the sandy track gets hot to walk on.
On a hot day in the middle of summer skip the inland track and just go for a walk along Smiths Beach and have a swim!
The Quenda Trail is one of six short to medium length walks beginning in Yallingup, the others being the Torpedo Trail, Ghost Trail, Caves Trail and Wardanup Trail. These trails are all interconnected and the Quenda Trail links up directly with the Torpedo Trail, as well as the long-distance Cape to Cape Track.
Be trail ready for Quenda Trail, Yallingup
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Allow 2 hours
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
Smiths Beach, Yallingup which is 259km (3 hours) south of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
- Car Park
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
All year round. Wildflower season.
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