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Wanamalu Trail, Cape Peron, Shark Bay

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

Located between Skipjack Point and Cape Peron in Francois Peron National Park this 3.6km return walk offers excellent views of the area’s abundant marine life from the cliff top. Striking red sand cliffs provide great photographic opportunities.

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Trail Start

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Cape Peron, 50km from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth

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The drive to the northern tip of Francois Peron National Park goes through sections of very soft sand and requires a high clearance 4WD with low range capabiity. Cape Peron with its vivid red dunes, white beaches combined with blues seas and blue skies make a great end point. To really appreciate the raw natural beauty of this special place, there is a short walk through dunes to a couple of lookouts.

In spring, wildflowers paint the dunes in colour and the air is full of birdsong. If the wind is not whipping up whitecaps, you have a great chance of seeing a passing parade of marine life. The whole terrestrial and maritime combination makes a breathtaking sight, well worth the effort of getting there. 

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Time / Duration

1 hour

Length

3.6km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Cape Peron, 50km from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

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.

Difficulty Notes

Easy to moderate – soft sand can make it hard going in summer

Facilities

Bush Camping nearby. Full facilities in Denham and Monkey Mia
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

May to November

Fees

National Park Fees

Trail Access

Drive, Bus or fly to Monkey Mia. 4WD to Francois Peron National Park.

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