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Xanthorrhoea Trail, Perth Hills

Bush Walk inPerth & Surrounds

Avon Valley, Yanchep, Lancelin & Cervantes, Peel, Perth Hills, Perth Metro, Rottnest, Swan Valley

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Xanthorrhoea Trail is a 5km loop walk in the Mundy Regional Park. It has views to the city, with a mix of challenging climbs and downhills, showcasing beautiful wildflowers in spring. The trail is named for the abundance of xanthorrhoea preissii, the native grass tree, or “Balga” in the Noongar language.

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Carpark at the end of West Terrace, Mundy Regional Park, Perth Hills. 25km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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The Xanthorrhoea Trail Walk is accessed from a carpark at the end of West Terrace, off Kalamunda Rd in the Perth hills suburb of Maida Vale.

The trail has some challenging, though walkable inclines, with spectacular views down to Perth City. The trail surface is well maintained, though can sometimes suffer from water erosion during the winter, with occasional standing water.

During spring, the wildflowers will be in bloom, and Crumpet Creek will be running.

The first part of the trail winds through sections which are thick with Xanthorrhoea Preissii - the native grass tree. Some areas are well shaded by eucalypts, with other parts exposed to the sun.

The latter part of the walk sees you enter land which has been previously cleared. It has much less undergrowth, with open grassland, before you make a final climb to complete the loop.

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Time / Duration

90 minutes


5.2km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Carpark at the end of West Terrace, Mundy Regional Park, Perth Hills. 25km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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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

The trail has some steep climbs and loose pea gravel surfaces.

Hazards & Warnings

Loose pea gravel - trail shoes or hiking boots recommended


No water or toilets available.
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly

Best time of year

August-November for wildflowers and cooler weather

Trail Access

Road or Bus

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2 trail goers have rated Xanthorrhoea Trail, Perth Hills as 5 out of 5!

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Lisa Cleary

Reviewed 5 Jun 2022, 10:26am

Lovely bushwalking to take dogs
Alan Stabler

Reviewed 19 Sep 2019, 7:53pm

A great trail in easy reach of the city. It has less traffic than other trails near here making it more in tune with nature. The whole trail is surrounded by loads of the Xanthorrhoea trees that it is named after. You could be in the middle of the outback! It has some challenging hills and great city views. A nice winter creak follows the trail that has awesome wildflowers in the Spring. Easy to follow and nice parking at the start of the trail makes this one of the best trails in the neighborhood.

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