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Wungong Gorge Walk, Wungong Wungong Gorge Walk, Wungong

Bush Walk

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 in Perth & Surrounds

  • Half day
  • 11 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

This trail follows the Wungong Brook along through a deep and picturesque valley from the South Western Highway through to Admiral Road near the Water Authority Wungong Dam park gates.

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The Wungong Gorge Walk is located approximately 5 kms south of Armadale, along the South Western Highway. Access to the track is near the Wungong Brook bridge with parking available at the corner of Rails Crescent (and South Western Highway), about 200 metres north of the start of the trail. 

Wungong Gorge follows the Wungong Brook upstream, along the valley floor, of a steep sided and very picturesque valley. Following the valley upstream, you will pass an old granite quarry and several dramtatic rocky outcrops. The track following the brook, along the base of the valley, is fairly level for the most part. The trail leads to the lower parking area of Wungong Dam on Admiral Road. There are toilets located in this carpark.

There are several tracks heading off to the left and right of the main track which climb the sides of the valley, these trails can be quite steep, are not signposted and are recommended for experienced hikers only. A map of the area is recommended to attempt these trails.

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours


11km return

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Near corner of Rails Crescent and South Western Highway, Wungong

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Difficulty Notes

There is no signage along the walk trail.

Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes in the warmer months (August to April)



Please note that whilst dogs are permitted on leash along the Wungong Gorge Walk Trail, they are not permitted at Wungong Dam or the surrounding picnic areas.

  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

Year round

Trail Access

By car, 2WD access, 40km south of Perth CBD

Prohibited Items

No camping or open fires permitted. Dogs are not permitted at Wungong Dam.
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4 trail goers have rated Wungong Gorge Walk, Wungong as 3.25 out of 5!

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Susan Branch

Reviewed 28 Aug 2023, 9:32am

We did this walk in reverse starting at the dam and walking back to South Western Highway. Not well marked at the dam end so we had a couple of false starts. Agree that it makes a good beginner / child friendly walk which is reasonably flat without much in the way of outstanding scenery.
Jennifer Clark

Reviewed 3 Jun 2023, 5:50pm

Nice, but not amazing, fairly flat, but rocky track, which is a road, is hard on the shins. Took walking poles but only used them on downhill rocky/gravelly parts.
John Smith

Reviewed 5 Feb 2023, 10:11am

A nice short trail although it lacks interesting sights and sounds. I didn't find any of the incline sections particularly challenging and think that people want to start walking trails would find this trail enjoyable.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 19 Jun 2022, 7:57am

Nice trail, the old quarry is pretty interesting and yes the tracks to the side are steep. Highly recommend avoiding them in wet weather.

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