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Cape Naturaliste carpark, at the end of cape Naturaliste Rd, near Dunsborough, 270km (3.5 hours) south of Perth
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About Whale Lookout Walk Trail, Cape Naturaliste
The lookouts on the Whale Lookout trail provide a perfect vantage point for viewing whales from September through November. A shelter at the lookout has interpretive information about the whales which migrate along this coastline.
Out of season, this walk offers magnificent panoramic coastal views, diverse coastal heath and an opportunity to spot birds living in the area.
Bunker Bay Loop
Distance: 3.6km (return) Class: 3
Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock Walk
Distance 3.5km Class: 3
Cape Naturalist Track
Distance 4km Class 2
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What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
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.
FacilitiesThe Lighthouse has a small museum that’s free to visit, and the tearooms which are a pleasant place to stop for lunch or a snack.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Interpretive Centre
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- View Platform
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
June to early December is whale watching season
by car to the of Cape Naturalist Road, near Dunsborough, 263km (3.5 hours) south of Perth
Prohibited ItemsNo pets permitted
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The Whale LookoutThe whales travel along the coast between June and December each year and can often be seen form the lookout, so don't forget the binoculars
Cape Naturaliste LighthouseThe trail starts near the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
The TrailFollow the trail to the lookout
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