Perth (or Boorloo in Nyungar), Australia, is a beautiful and naturally diverse place to visit. The city itself is the fourth most populated on the continent and was founded in 1829. There's a lot to see and do in the city: there are several historical buildings like the Perth Gold Mint, there are Segway tours up and down the peaceful foreshore, dinner cruises on the Swan River, and the like. But if you want to experience the best Greater Perth offers, you should see the land on foot. The scenery that surrounds this bustling city is one of the things that makes it unique as a destination. So slip on comfortable walking shoes and choose from the six best walks and hikes around Perth.
Before you head off on your walk, there’s no harm in enjoying what this metropolitan city has to offer, is there? Experience the luxury life on your trip from start to finish by planning your trip to include private jet flights. Land at Perth International Airport and get the VIP treatment before you take a day to tour the Swan Valley wineries and sample some delectable locally-made wines. Get acquainted with the local wildlife by swimming with the dolphins in sheltered bays off the coast. When you’re ready for a little alone time, check out the list of walks and hikes we’ve curated for you.
If you don't like to push yourself too hard when out in nature, check out these walking trails.
1. Eagle View Trail
Perched on the edge of the Perth Hills, Eagle View Trail has incredible views of the Swan Coastal Plain. The full trail is 15 km long, but since this is such a stunning walk, it’s not necessary to travel in its entirety to feel that you’ve experienced Perth’s natural surroundings. Walk along Jane Brook and take in the waterfalls and rapids, or climb high and get a view of the city.
2. Wadjemup Bindi
This network of trails can be found on Rottnest Island, which can be reached easily by ferry. There are five trails to choose from, each of which holds unique rewards for the walker. These trails are by far the best way to explore this idyllic island and are all accessible via the bus line that runs during the day. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit, because you’ll want to take a swim in the crystal waters to cool off.
3. Rocky Pool Walk Trail
This is a particular favorite of local walkers in the know because the trail rewards you with a natural pool that's just perfect to take a dip in. It's an iconic and beloved trail, but be aware it's a steep walk in places. Bring a picnic and take a break at the rock pools, and you’ll see that stepping out was worth the effort.
If you like your outdoor time to be a little more of a workout, these are some of the day hikes around Perth that will reward your tenacity with exquisite views.
1. Numbat Trail
Numbat winds its way through the private lands of the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. This, the longest of the three trails in the area, is an excellent day hike to see some stunningly preserved flora and fauna. You must pay an entry fee to get into the park and be given a code to get you into the gate. The forests and water features along this trail are worth the extra effort, as is the dazzling array of wildflowers from later winter into spring. This trail is open from May to November every year.
2. Echidna Trail
Take to the banks of the Avon River on the Echidna Trail, and you’ll get a real workout accompanied by some unparalleled sights. First, you’ll see Syd’s Rapids and the Von Descent, where the white water is at its best. The 11 km trail takes you up and over some relatively large hills, but the view of the Swan Coastal Plain from the high point is worth the work. Be sure to bring enough drinking water because you’ll need it.
3. Whistlepipe Gully
If your favorite four-legged friend accompanies you on your travels, this is the hike for you. One of several dog-friendly hikes in the area, Whistlepipe Gully is loved because of its water access and blanket of wildflowers. Your hike will begin at the base of Lewis Road and take you up into the Perth Hills, where you’ll be treated to a view of the city as you rise higher. Keep your precious pet on a leash, though, because many dog owners use this trail, and it's an area frequented by other forms of wildlife, too.
These walks and hikes will keep your mind and body fit while visiting the stunning city of Perth. It will also allow you to slow down and take it all in. Daily life can be too fast-paced — enjoy your time in nature.
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Updated : 21st September 2023 | Words : 828 | Views : 193