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Yued Ponar Trail, Lesueur National Park Yued Ponar Trail, Lesueur National Park

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

      Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

This six kilometre, moderately challenging trail can be accessed from the Cockleshell Gully picnic area off Cockleshell Gully Road. The trail winds its way through a diverse landscape featuring low heath, small sections of Wandoo woodlands, along winding creek lines and up several short, steep slopes to the top of Mt Peron where you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Lesueur NP, all the way to the Indian Ocean.

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The Yued Ponar Trail features an ancient, highly eroded and weathered landscape with a vast diversity of plant life. Due to low soil nutrients, plants have developed highly specialised adaptions, creating vast diversity.

With over 900 species of plants, over 100 of which are only found in this area, the Lesueur NP is known as a global biodiversity hotspot.

The best time to appreciate the stunning variety of plant life is during wildlfower season from August to November.

Winding through low heathlands and Wandoo woodland the trail offers walkers an opportunity to discover the country through Yued Noongar eyes and learn about the seasonal resources they relied upon.

Other walks in the Lesueur NP include the Mount Lesueur and Gairdner Walk Trails that can be accessed from the Drummonds Recreation site car park.

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Time / Duration

2 - 3 hours


6km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Cockleshell Gully Picnic Area

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

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Difficulty Notes

Some difficult sections and natural hazards including long steep climbs, water crossing, natural debris and unstable slippery surfaces. A good level of fitness and bushwalking experience is recommended.

Hazards & Warnings

Trail surface is gravel and rock with cliff edges, so caution advised. Summer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. On hot, windy days walking is not advised due to bushfire risk. Ticks are prevalent


  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

August to November for the wildflowers; Cooler months to avoid heat stress


National Park fees apply.

Trail Access

Lesueur National Park can be accessed by 2WD vehicle via Jurien Bay, 222km from Perth, via bus or car. The park is 30km north of Jurien Bay.

Prohibited Items

No pets permitted
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1 trail goers have rated Yued Ponar Trail, Lesueur National Park as 5 out of 5!

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Carl Herbert

Reviewed 27 Aug 2019, 3:10pm

We walked this trail in the clockwise direction so we were climbing the steepest portions and made for an easier on the knees descent back to the car park, this is a truly beautiful trail with endless views complimenting the vast flora,

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