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Wattle Walk, Balingup

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Wattle Walk in Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup, is at its best from mid winter and early spring when the yellow blossoms are out in profusion. By looking out for gold arrows, this short loop trail is easily followed. It is not a formed path, but its easy going.

Wattles blooming in Spring
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Old Padbury Road, Balingup which is 234km (2hrs 40mins) south of Perth

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Taking a stroll along the Wattle Walk in Golden Valley Tree Park in winter and spring provides dramatic yellows that brighten the dullest days. That is in contrast to the mostly bare branches of deciduous trees in the World Collection section during that time of year. The beauty of this park is the subtle and not so subtle differences between the Australian Collection and World Collection.

Some sections of the Wattle Walk coincide with the Tall Gums Short Walk, so you get to see a bit of both. Not bad, if your time in the park is limited. The walk also includes stands of native pines and interested patch of oil mallees, more a tree from the Wheat belt. Most people take up to 30 minutes to do this trail, but that may take longer when the flowers are in bloom.  

This is just one of many trails in this beautiful park.

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

Time / Duration

30 minutes

Length

1.1km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Old Padbury Road, Balingup which is 234km (2hrs 40mins) south of Perth

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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
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

Spring - August to October

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Trail Access

Bus or Drive to Balingup

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1 trail goers have rated Wattle Walk, Balingup as 5 out of 5!

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Deb Vanallen

Reviewed 28 Apr 2016, 1:42pm

This is a fabulous short walk as part of the beautiful Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup. There's a diverse range of Australian flora to be seen and the views from the top of the hill are stunning! You can take a dog on a lead plus it's a great spot for a picnic. Would definitely recommend spending time exploring this Park.

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