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Quenda Circuit, Gidgegannup Quenda Circuit, Gidgegannup

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

      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.

The 6.5km Quenda Circuit is the most popular of the three trails at Paruna Sanctuary located one hour NE of Perth. With stunning views of the surrounding woodland this is a favourite with energetic families, scout and school groups.

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Follow the green quenda markers on this 6.5km moderately difficult circuit through Paruna Sanctuary.

Walking clockwise the trail follows the creek before heading up and down some fairly steep hills, including a series of switchbacks to a number of lookouts and viewing platforms. From the lookouts you have stunning views across the surrounding countryside, including the Avon River valley, East - West Railway Line and Paruna Gorge.

Tables and seating are provided at a number of vantage points were you can stop for a picnic and take in the views.

The trail passes through powderbark and wandoo scrubland, magnificent grass trees, thickets of tea tree and bottle brush, bright yellow wattle and carpets of wildflowers in spring, including several varieties of delicate orchids.

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

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(08) 9207 8899

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

Time / Duration

Around 2 hours


6.5km 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 3

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.

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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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1 trail goers have rated Quenda Circuit, Gidgegannup as 4 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 10:47am

A great option for those not keen to take on the full Numbat Trail as it takes in the first loop, so doable for many. Paruna is such a beautiful sanctuary to visit. Highly recommend late Winter early Spring when the waterfallsare still flowing and the Wildflowers have begun to bloom.

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