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Bickley Reservoir Walk

Abundant with native birdlife, this moderate walk through the beautiful Wandoo granite outcrops looks out over the valley.

  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Suited For:Dog-friendly
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

A moderately difficult 3.2km walk with some steep climbs and descents. A great way to discover the native birdlife of the area. 

Start point: Car park off Hardinge Road. Leave the car park past the playground. Follow the path and head towards the right of the dam wall.
1. Reach Hardinge Road and turn left.
2. Reach a roundabout at the end of Hardinge road and continue through the white gate on a track marked "Katamoorda Heritage Trail."
3. Turn left and follow the chain link fence down the hill.
4. At the bottom of the hill, veer right and cross a water course on a small wooden bridge. Walk upstream following the water course.
5. At this point, turn left, leave the creek and head uphill on a badly eroded road.
6. Leave the road and take a track to the left.
7. Reach a reference point where there are great views of Bickley Reservoir.
8. A granite outcrop with Wandoo trees. There are sweeping views of the valley towards the city and coastal plain.
9. Reach the summit of the climb. There are several paths which leave the summit, take the third exit from the "roundabout" and proceed downhill. On this steep descent, the wall of Victoria Reservoir can be seen in the distance.
10. At this point, you will rejoin the uphill track. This is waypoint 6 on the outward track.
11. Deviate left and cross the creek. This is waypoint 5 on the outward track.
12. Once across the creek, walk on up to Hardinge Road.
13. Retrace your steps to the end of the walk at the car park.

Lions Lookout Walking Trail

An energising hike with some high and low points and spring wildflowers

  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Suited For:Dog-friendly

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

This is a difficult walk in the Korung National Park, with some steep loose descents and taxing climbs. There are great views over Bickley Reservoir and the city with wildflowers in abundance in the spring time.

The trail markers for this walk are pale blue

Start point: The southern end of the car park.
1. Go through the white gate and walk in a southerly direction. The track skirts the brow of the hills with views over the Swan Coastal Plain, city and southern suburbs.
2. Take the left fork and walk uphill. The track climbs steeply to a small plateau with Wandoo trees and a view to the airport, city and coastal plain.
3. Arrive at a crossroad. Walk straight ahead, you will come across a marker in a tree immediately through the crossroad. The forest here consists of Jarrah, Casuarina and Banksia tree’s.
4. Turn right, walk towards a mesh fence bordering the Kanyana Wildlife Sanctuary.
5. Before reaching the fence, turn right as indicated by the markers and head in a westerly direction. Ignore a well made track to the left, continue in a westerly direction. The coastal plain can be seen through the trees.
6. After a steep decent out of the Jarrah Forest, the track is more open country with views on the left of the Bickley reservoir and the Bickley Valley.
7. Most Southerly part of the walk.
8. Take the right fork at the T-Junction at a watercourse. Walk uphill.
9. Turn left at this junction and return to the car park.

To help reduce the spread of Phytophthora Dieback:

Don’t spread soil or mud around bushland, in particular during spring & autumn;
Stick to tracks & paths;
Observe signage in your local bushland reserve and stay out of quarantined areas in bushland.

Whistlepipe Gully

A reasonably easy walk blooming with beautiful spring wildflowers through the Mundy Regional Park.

  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Dog-friendly,Teens (13 - 17)
  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Details

Description

Start point: The end of Orange Valley Road.


1. Leave the turn around and walk down the right hand side of the creek. Please note: left and right are with reference to the direction of the flow of the creek.
2. Ahead is a bridge across the creek. This is an intersection with the Lewis Road walk. Do not cross the bridge.
3. The site of a house that spanned the creek in the 1960s. Just downstream from here, cross the creek and continue down the left side of the creek.
4. The car park at the end of Lewis Road; the alternative start point; and the downstream intersection with the Lewis Road Walk.
5. Retrace your steps to the crossing just below the old house ruins. Continue up the hill keeping the creek on your left.
6. Do not cross the bridge, continue upstream.
7. Return to the car park.

To help reduce the spread of Phytophthora Dieback along this walk trail and in the surrounding area:

Don’t spread soil or mud around bushland, in particular during spring & autumn;
Stick to tracks & paths;
Observe signage in your local bushland reserve and stay out of quarantined areas in bushland.

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