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Vancouver Lookout and Heritage Walk Trail, Frenchman Bay

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

Explore the Vancouver Lookout & Heritage Walk Trail in Torndirrup National Park providing awe inspiring coastal views overlooking Frenchman Bay.

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Trail Start

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Vancouver Rd, Frenchman Bay, 20km (20 minutes) from Albany which is 5 hours south of Perth.

Vancouver Lookout and Heritage Walk Trail is a 1.8km loop.
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The Vancouver Lookout & Heritage Walk Trail is a 1.8km loop trail in Torndirrup National Park providing awe inspiring coastal views overlooking Frenchman Bay.

Step back in time as interpretive signage takes you back to when Captain George Vancouver explored the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of the southern side of the Sound.  

Highlights of the walk include the wreck of the Elvie, Vancouver Springs and the ruins of the Norwegian Whaling Station. 

Albany Visitor Centre

(08) 6820 3700

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

Time / Duration

1-3 hours

Length

1.8km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Vancouver Rd, Frenchman Bay, 20km (20 minutes) from Albany which is 5 hours south of Perth.

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Trail End

Vancouver Rd, Frenchman Bay

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.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • View Platform

Best time of year

June to November for whale sightings and wildflowers.

Trail Access

Road 2WD

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1 trail goers have rated Vancouver Lookout and Heritage Walk Trail, Frenchman Bay as 4 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, 6:58pm

I stumbled across the Vancouver Lookout and Heritage Trail awhile back as I stopped in a parking bay on Vancouver Rd in Frenchman Bay to have a look at the lookout, having absolutely no idea that it was linked to a trail. With a bush type setting overlooking coastal views I grabbed the camera and water bottle and began a new adventure, a little excited at my new found discovery. It seems to have been a community centenary project trail from 2001 in partnership with the City of Albany, Frenchman Bay Association and Waters and Rivers Commission.

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