Western Australia is blessed with many trails to explore and experience our wonderful natural areas. Depending on your preferred mode of movement, there are many ways you can travel these trails, be iit in a car, on a walk trail, bicycle, horse, paddling or snorkelling.
You can visit some of the parks and trails from the comfort of your home on Google Street View.
To find out more about park entry fees, park passes, concessions, planning your trip or organised group outings visit Access to Nature.
Here some trails south of Perth:
- Crooked Brook Forest Path, near Dardanup is a hidden jewel, featuring interpretive signs about flora and fauna on a 600m loop trail.
- Big Brook Dam, near Pemberton, is on the Karri Forest Explorer and provides a 4km sealed trail following the shores of the dam. There are accessible fishing platforms along the way. Information on AccessWA.
- Pupalong Loop Trail at Point D’Entrecastreaux, south of Northcliffe in D’Entrecasteaux National Park, is a 400m loop trail showcasing the spectacular cliffs of this rugged coastline with interpretive information about how important country is to the Noongar custodians of the South West. Information on AccessWA.
- Beedelup Falls lookout, in Greater Beedelup National Park near Pemberton, is accessible on a 300m walk trail overlooking the Beedelup Brook. Information on AccessWA. Take in the views from the lookout over Beedelup Falls on Google Street View.
- Karri Forest Explorer drive trail winds through some of the south west’s most magnificent karri forest around Pemberton. You can explore the forest at your own pace and stop at many places along the way. Big Brook Dam, Beedelup Falls and Cascades have accessible facilities.
- Heartbreak Drive Trail in Warren National Park is a one-way gravel road that loops 12km through the Warren River valley in beautiful karri forest. It is very steep in places and can become slippery when wet and not suitable for buses or caravans.
- Darwinia Drive Trail takes you into the heart of the Dryandra woodlands near Narrogin. This 23km drive has 5 interpretive stops. Take a picnic lunch and search for orchids as you go.