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Walitj Meil Walk Trail, Porongurup NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

The Walitj Meil Walk trail is a Friends of the Porongurup Range initiative. It is an easy to moderate one kilometre loop walk from Castle Rock picnic area to a point providing scenic views across to the Stirling Ranges.

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Trail Start

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Starts at Castle Rock picnic area, 40km north of Albany

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Start from Castle Rock picnic area and follow the wedge-tailed eagle trail markers along the edge of the karri/marri/yate forest to a scenic view across to the Stirling Range National Park. The wedge-tailed eagle is a significant totem for the Noongar of the south-west.

From the viewing point enter the karri forest and return to the picnic area following the trail through the forest.  Here you can learn about the local plants and animals, colonial history as well as Noongar culture.

While you are here take the opportunity to visit the Granite Skywalk on Castle Rock.  

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Time / Duration

Up to an hour


1km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Starts at Castle Rock picnic area, 40km north of Albany

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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.

Difficulty Notes

A good level of fitness is required.


  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

All year round


National Park fees

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets
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1 trail goers have rated Walitj Meil Walk Trail, Porongurup NP as 4 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 2 Jun 2022, 8:40pm

The perfect trail for those unable to complete Castle Rock. Informative and simply beautiful walking through the Karri Forest up to the Stirling Range Lookout

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