Walyunga Walk (Walk #6)


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1) Walk map - Shows route and waypoint locations

2) Photo from walk  (also see VIDEO & Photos Gallery)

3) 3D map view

4) Google map & Satellite imagery

5) Route profile

6) Walk description

7) Waypoint listing and grid references


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View south to pools along Swan-Avon River,

 Walyunga National Park, Nov. 2002.

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         Route profile



 Walk description  
Location :

40 kms NE of Perth. 

Length :

18 field kms (40% off-track)

(or approx. 16.5 kms if various described optional segments are chosen -  includes avoiding the 2 crossings of the railway.)

(or approx. 11 kms for alternative separate short walks on western or eastern side only).

Degree of difficulty :

MEDIUM - HARD   (What does this mean?)

Amount of uphill walking : 620m (cumulative ascent)
GPS-preferred :


Access  :

See Google Map for start point on road map.

(Use zoom ladder for detail. Select 'Hybrid' to add satellite imagery.)

Great Eastern Hwy and bypass, then Roe Hwy, then 15 km north along Great Northern Highway to Walyunga Road on right (signposted to Walyunga National Park, main entry). 

Park entry fee is $10.00 per car. Follow the sealed road to the furthest car park, near Boongarup Pool (approx. 3.5 kms from the Hwy) which is the Start point.  (Public toilets nearby). Check with the Park Ranger on ph. 08 95711371 for Park opening and closing times (otherwise assume 8.00am -5.00pm).

Alternative access east of the Swan River is via Toodyay Rd, then north along O'Brien Rd and left into Ewing Road (past Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary on the right) to reach the Walyunga Lookout picnic area (the northern point on this walk).

Also see Railway crossings Caution below.

ACCESS UPDATE: Walk trails in the National Park have been temporarily closed following a fire in late February 2013. See below for more details.

Escape route/s : West of Swan River:  Via various tracks or trails south (e.g. Syd's Rapids Trail along west bank) to main park entry road.

East of Swan River : Via various vehicle tracks to track just east of the railway line along east bank, then cross railway line at waypt 'RLWY' and then cross Swan River at 'FORD' to reach main entry road.  Alternatively, in east, follow vehicle track NE to Ewing Rd.

Main features


This walk takes in much of the rugged scenery in Walyunga National Park on both sides of the Swan-Avon River. The River runs southward through the middle of this 1800 ha Park and has cut deeply into the western edge of the Darling Range. Together with the Avon Valley National Park and Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary to the NE, the Park is now an important area for native fauna conservation along the Swan-Avon Valley. Animals re-introduced by DEC/AWC include the tammar wallaby and black-flanked rock wallaby.

There are a number of large and quite deep permanent freshwater pools along the Swan River in the Park including the Boongarup, Bungarah, and Walyunga Pools.

The steep slopes on both sides of the River provide for some energetic uphill climbs but also some excellent views across and along the main valley. In the west, there is also a view across the Darling Scarp to the Swan Coastal Plain. The pioneering surveyor-explorer, John Forrest (later a Premier of W.A.) and his surveying team in early 1878 placed cairns on several high observation points overlooking the valley. This walk visits 1-2 of those historic cairns.

The vegetation along the route is varied, including jarrah and marri forest, open wandoo woodlands, and Flooded Gums along the river's edge. There are scattered granite outcrops, surrounded by heathlands. (You may prefer to wear trousers or gaiters to avoid scratches. And be aware of ticks!)


1) Degree of difficulty - Due to the distance and amount of uphill walking, this walk requires good walking fitness. However, the return section of ~ 7.5 km from Walyunga Lookout is relatively easy, being on mainly gentle or downhill terrain, and includes less than 1.5 km of off-track walking which can be mainly bypassed by staying on track if preferred after waypoint '41' for an easy 200m descent back to the valley floor.

2) Railway crossings -The walk route twice crosses (or underpasses) the railway along the east side of the River. The line is now independently controlled by Brookfield Rail. Brookfield for safety reasons requires that any walkers planning to cross  contact the company in advance. Permission may be declined. Trains pass frequently, so exercise great caution near the railway. You must exercise your own independent judgment as to whether it is safe for you to cross. - Walk well away from the lines and if you consider it safe, cross quickly after ensuring that a train is not approaching.  WalkGPS accepts no liability whatsoever if you choose to cross.

Good alternatives to crossing the railway:

In the north, near Syd's Rapids you may prefer to scramble through a culvert (~1 m diameter) which passes under the steep railway embankment at the head of a gully. The route notes below include the details for this alternative.

In the south, before waypoint '46' near the vehicle bridge across Wooroloo Brook, leave the road to drop down into the stream course and follow the Brook downstream under the railway bridge to rejoin the track in less than 150m at waypoint '48'.The route notes below also include the details for this alternative.

3) River crossings -The walk route also twice crosses the Swan-Avon River and there are no bridges. The River changes character dramatically in winter-mid spring when it is transformed into a raging torrent, becoming very dangerous and uncrossable. (The annual Avon Descent takes place down the Avon and Swan Rivers in August, attracting lots of canoeists and power boaters.  Syd's Rapids on the walk route is a great viewing spot for white-water excitement during the Descent but certainly not to be crossed on foot at that time! -See YouTube videos.) 

In late spring, summer, and very early autumn, provided there has not been recent heavy rainfall, the River can usually be crossed safely at the two crossing points on this walk, one just above Syd's Rapids and the other at a ford just down river from the Start point. Cross carefully, preferably with the assistance of a walking pole and watching your footing on the often very slippery rocks. Do not attempt to cross if the river is still flowing fast in places, even if it appears narrow or quite shallow (including at the ford). If you prefer to remove your boots for the shallow wading, pack suitable sandals with a good grip sole to change into for the crossings.

Current river levels and conditions: These can be checked before you start out from up-to-date charts of the river level (as derived by White Water Perth from DoW's automatic daily updates for Swan River Great Northern Highway or Walyunga gauge).

Alternative shorter walks:  Considering the rugged terrain, the full walk is fairly long and only for the suitably fit. Also, because the River is uncrossable during much of the peak wildflower season, you may prefer to do separate walks during spring from the western and eastern sides. These shorter walks also allow flexibility to change your plans if the River just happens to be unseasonally high when you visit:

Western side alternatives: Pleasant short walks of up to about 11 km on the western side can incorporate the existing, marked Echidna Trail and/or the Kingfisher, Kangaroo, Syd's Rapids and Aboriginal Heritage Trails. (See the Trails in green on the map.  These were installed in 1992 by Rotary.)  -The area has a very long and rich aboriginal history which is highlighted on notices along the short Aboriginal Heritage Trail which passes along the river bank between the Boongarup and Walyunga Pools.  

Eastern side alternative/s: For another short circuit walk of around 11km, park at the Walyunga Lookout picnic area at alternative access point at the end of Ewing Road (at 'CARPK3') and follow most of the eastern part (between 'TRK' and '46') of the full walk route, except in the reverse direction and south of 'TRK' continue on the vehicle track south to '45', then about 150m further south turn left onto an old vehicle track and follow it up the ridge to 'JCTN' and then north to '41', then continue via '40' etc back to the start point at the Lookout. 

Alternatively, for a longer walk on the eastern side, link into part of the Wooroloo Brook Walk route in the south via waypoint '41' (staying on track to 'JCTN' which is '26' on the Wooroloo route), or via waypoints '39A' or '39B' to link to '27' on the Wooroloo route.

Bushfire impact: The Park was temporarily closed due to tree fall risk following a fire in late February 2013 which started along the railway line due to sparks from a train. In April the picnic area was expected to be re-opened shortly, but walk trails in the Park are likely may remain closed for some time. Check DEC's "Parks, Trails & Road Closures" for updates.  

Controlled burns:  See DEC's current 6-season indicative burn program.

Additional maps :

WalkGPS walk map for OziExplorer users A downloadable OziExplorer format MAP file (*.map) for this walk area is included on the Maps, Waypoints & Track Files page. The zipped folder also includes the associated 'base' topo map image file, plus other attached waypoints, tracks/routes, etc in OxiExplorer file formats.

WalkGPS reconnaissance history: Click here for a map of past WalkGPS test walks in the walk area, plus the final route. The final route was selected only after several visits to the area which aimed to achieve a walk that would be the most rewarding.

"Walyunga Survey Heritage Trail: recognising the pioneering achievements of 19th century surveyor/explorer, Lord John Forrest." - undated former Department of Land Administration, Mapping & Survey Division publication; (2 A4 pages, including map). Copy provided to me by the Park Ranger, but original also available at State Library: Battye Library Collection listing ref. PR12454/116.) A short section of the Survey Heritage Trail is followed on part of the route described on this page and you will find occasional red-orange trail markers and also small information boards at two points. At least two of John Forrest's historic survey cairns of 1878 are located in the walk area, including "Cairn SH" in the NE near Walyunga Lookout (visited on this walk route), and "Cairn PV" in the west, south of Woodsome Hill (optional segment on the walk route).

Other:   Jumperkine & Toodyay 1:50,000 DEC Conservation Operations Graphic (COG) map series (current) Sheet 2134-4 & 2134-1;

or Avon Valley 1:50,000, National Map Ref. 2134-4 & -1 (WA Forests Dept., 1983);

or Jumperkine 1:25,000 2134-IV, SW sheet (Dept. of Lands & Survey, 1983; Series R811) -available on DVD

Other background references :

"Walyunga National Park - Park Guide" by DEC (includes undated pdf; 248KB).

Bells Rapid-Mt Mambup Walk on this site, WalkGPS.  Includes information also on Bells Rapid, which like Syds Rapids on this walk route, is another great viewing spot for white-water excitement during the annual Avon Descent.

Wooroloo Brook Walk - on WalkGPS, explores the narrow rugged Wooroloo valley which lies eastward of the Brook's confluence with the Swan River in Walyunga National Park.

DEC's website also provides a brief summary of the Park and the existing trails.

Landscope magazine (CALM), Spring 2004, includes article on CALM/AWC collaborative work to restore wildlife to the Swan-Avon Valley.

"Syd's Rapids & Aboriginal Heritage Trail Walk" (6.4 kms) in this walk area is now summarised on the  Trails WA website as one of the W.A. trails selected by DSR and DEC for promotion under the "TrailsWA Top Trails Project".

"Swan Valley and Perth Hills Trails Discovery Guide", Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council ('EMRC'). 2005. -This is an excellent booklet summarising 41 mainly short on-track walks in Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring and City of Swan. It has been withdrawn from public sale but a copy can be viewed at the State Library of WA (book Call Ref. # 919.411 SWA).

The booklet includes maps and notes for the following in this walk area (Be aware that parts of some 'established' trails in the area are not well marked, so it is wise to have  a good walk description with you.) :

Syd's Rapids Trail, p.76 & 77, 3.5 km;

Kangaroo Trail, p.76 & 78, 4 km loop walk;

Kingfisher Trail, p.76 & 79, 8.5 km loop walk;

Aboriginal Heritage Trail, p.76 & 80, 1.6 km.

Echidna Trail, p.76 & 81, 10.6 km loop walk;

Also see Bells Rapid Walk Trail, p.74-75, 4.5 km loop walk (also shown on WalkGPS walk map for Bells Rapid-Mount Mambup Walk.) This trail is within reserved land that effectively forms a southern extension of the Park, about 4.5 km south (down-river) of the above walks and accessed separately via Cathedral Ave, Brigadoon. See Google Map for start point on road map. Similar to Syd's Rapids, Bells Rapid provides a popular vantage point along the Swan River during the Avon Descent.

See Robyn Khorshid's Canoeing in Western Australia site for more Avon Descent details and some great "Paddlers' Stories".

Also search YouTube for white water canoeing action at Syd's Rapids e.g. Video by "920rookie".

"Family Walks in Perth Outdoors", CALM, rev. edn. 2000,  also includes  mud maps and brief descriptions for the following in this area:

Echidna Trail, pp.62-64;

Kangaroo Trail, pp.76-77;

Kingfisher Trail, pp.78-80.

"More Family Walks in Perth Outdoors", CALM, 1994, includes a mud map and brief description for the 'Syd's Rapids Trail', pp.78-79, a 3.5 km on-track return walk.

"Travellers guide to the Parks & Reserves of Western Australia" by Simon Nevill, 2001, p.42 (Simon Nevill Publications), also includes a brief summary of the Park, including the western trails.

See Climbers' Association of W.A. 'Walyunga Bouldering Mini Guide' by Jason Pickett & Mike Randall, Nov. 2011, for a climber's perspective of this area, which focuses on a granite outcrop and boulders about 100m northward of waypoint '35' on this walk route.

Trivia: For the history of the naming of Syd's Rapid(s) see story by Peter Dear (on "Canoeing in Western Australia").  

Route notes :


Start from the Boongarup Pool carpark and head approx. NW through open bushland for about 100m to waypt '1' and turn right onto the vehicle track. This crosses a stream gully and meets the 'Kangaroo Trail' at about '2'. Turn left to follow the Trail (via '3') up the ridge for about 500m to a trail junction at 'TNOFF1'. Turn right (north) to follow the 'Kingfisher Trail'. After 100m the Trail branches to the left past a small dammed pond on the left. Follow the Trail uphill mainly NW via '6', '7', '8' and '9'. 

[Option: Between '8' and '9' you will see a small Survey Heritage Trail information board on the right (at 'HTG-MK1') which provides a bearing to reach a very well preserved historic cairn ("Cairn PV") from the 1878 John Forrest survey. The cairn is located at 'CRN-1' 400m to the NNE on a narrow ridge near a rocky outcrop with a good NE-ward view up the Avon River valley.  If you opt to take this worthwhile diversion, which does not add any distance to the walk, you can then head NW up the ridge from the cairn through pleasant wandoo woodland to rejoin the described route near 'PTHVU2' or '11B']

The Trail veers northward at '9' to follow the ridge. There is a good eastward view from about '10' back across the Swan River valley and on reaching 'PTHVU' there is also a good westward view across the Swan Coastal Plain and SW to Perth. From 'PTHVU' veer off-track to the right and head ENE uphill via '11A' for about 300m to 'PTHVU2' where there are again views to Perth.  Then turn left (due north) to approximately follow the laterite-capped ridge northward through mainly open wandoo woodland via '11B', 'HTGEMK' (Survey Heritage Trail marker), and '11C'.  At elevation 260m this is the highest point of the walk. (From here the Woodsome Hill Firetower  (waypt 'FRTWR') is only about 250m off the route to the NW if you wish to make a short diversion through a thicket of fairly thick parrot bush to see the tower.)  After '11C' veer ENE-ward to reach the edge of the laterite surface at '12', gaining good views eastward across the Swan River valley and NE-ward up the valley to Medikal Hill.  Then begin descending more steeply southward and across a gully to reach a ridge at '12B'. Follow the ridge downhill to the SE, using animal tracks wherever possible to get through the broad patches of scratchy heathland between granite outcrops.  After '12C' veer eastward. The route soon steepens and passes through some fairly dense shrubland before meeting a vehicle track at '12D'.  Turn left to follow the track (via '12E') to reach the Swan River close to Syd's Rapids  (waypt 'SYDS'). (If the river is flowing strongly do not attempt any river crossing but instead follow Syd's Rapids Trail along the western bank back to the Start point and/or try some of the alternative western side trails). Head approx. SE to cross the nearest (possibly dry) side channel or pool and then continue SE toward 'TRK' (or 'CVT'-see alternative below) to reach the main river course, upstream of the rapids, and find a suitable shallow, slow-flowing, broad crossing point. If the river is suitable for crossing you may be able to get across with dry boots by boulder-hopping. Then continue SW up the river bank, through a small patch of Watsonia weeds and across a small side gully to soon climb to the railway embankment.  If in your own independent judgment you consider it is safe for you to cross, then cross the railway lines carefully and quickly (commuter and goods trains pass frequently). Locate a vehicle track (at 'TRK') heading uphill on the far side. 

[A safer and much more interesting alternative to avoid the railway crossing is to scramble through a 40m long (twinned) culvert at 'CVT' which passes under the steep railway embankment at the head of the small gully. The two culvert pipes are 1m diameter and clean and free of debris with ample light penetrating from the two ends. Most will find it is reasonably easy and comfortable to scramble or 'waddle' through in a low crouching gait. After you emerge from the eastern upstream end of the culvert (at 'CVT2'), climb up to the railway embankment and then either:  (a) walk about 80m southward to resume the described route at 'TRK';  or (b) head NE-ward for 150m along the east side of the tracks to an iron stairway (at 'STR') which climbs to the main valley road. At the top of the stairway turn left to head NNE along the road to '30' on the described route. - The culvert-and-stairway combination cuts almost 500m off the walk distance.] 

After 'TRK', the vehicle track soon veers S-ward to join the main valley track after 100m (at '29'). Turn left at the track junction to follow the main track NNE for over 1 km.  At '30' follow a  track which branches off to the right and then heads sharply southward up a ridge to '31', providing northward views back along the river valley.  From '31' veer eastward off-track across a heath-covered side valley to reach a granite outcrop at '32'.  Then veer NE to '33' and cross a stream gully before a short climb to a ridge at '34'. Follow the ridge uphill NE to reach the sloping edge of a laterite plateau.  Follow the slope through delightful open wandoo woodland for about 600m and reach a granite outcrop at about '35'.   Veer NW to cross a stream gully and climb to a ridge at '36'. Then veer ENE and pass by a prominent rock cairn ('CAIRN') on a granite outcrop. This cairn (John Forrest's "Cairn SH") has been restored at the site of one of the many historic cairns placed by John Forrest's surveying team in the Swan and Avon Valleys in 1877-78).  From '37' veer SE and climb to the Walyunga Lookout carpark and picnic area at 'CARPK3'.  There is a good view from here through the trees NE up the Swan-Avon valley. (The Avon River joins the Brockman River about 5kms NE of the Lookout to form the Swan River.) Walk less than 100m SE along Ewing Road from the Lookout, then cross the low fence on the right hand side of the road and reach a vehicle track at '37B'.  Follow the track downhill to '38A' then veer left (SSE) and off-track.  After about 200m cross a stream course and after a short, gentle climb reach a vehicle track at '38B'.  Follow the track SW across a laterite plateau for 1.5 kms via '39' and '39A', taking care not to take either of the other track branches to the right and left near '39A'. About 300m after '39A' the track crosses a stream gully.  At '39B' veer right (west) off-track through pleasant wandoo country on the sloping edge of the laterite plateau. Reach another vehicle track at '40'. Follow the track SE around the edge of the  laterite plateau to '41'. Then turn right WNW to head off-track down a ridge which steepens across an outcrop at '42'. Veer westward off the ridge to reach '43' and then follow a smaller ridge SW to reach the main valley vehicle track at '44'. [Good on-track alternative at '41': If you prefer to remain on track, continue on the vehicle track southward via 'JCTN' and 'RD-JCN' and then descend SW-ward down a steepish old track for just over 1 km to rejoin the described route at 'RD1' on the valley road which is close to the railway embankment. This alternative, on-track section passes through some pleasant wandoo woodland and offers some excellent views SW-ward down the main valley to the Bungarah Pool]. From '44', follow the track south for 1.5 kms (via '45') to cross a bridge over Wooroloo Brook at '46'. Continue SW along the main track for another 400m, then take the vehicle track on the right to cross the railway tracks (at 'RLWY') - only cross if in your own independent judgment you consider it is safe for you. Then follow the vehicle track via '48'. [A safer and 700m-shorter alternative, avoiding the railway crossing: At waypoint 'LVRD', where the road begins to veer left to descend to the bridge across Wooroloo Brook, continue almost straight ahead on an old (partly concealed) track which descends quite steeply on the northern bank of the Brook. Before reaching the Brook, locate a vague foot-track which heads NW-ward along a steepish slope and  takes you under the railway bridge. Cross the Brook in the shallows just after the bridge to rejoin the track in less than 150m at waypoint '48'.] Soon after 48', the vehicle track crosses a minor side channel of Wooroloo Brook. Soon after reach the ford across the Swan River (at 'FORD').  If the earlier crossing above Syd's Rapids was safe (i.e. river not flowing too strongly) then the water at the ford will be very shallow and you will probably again be  able to cross without getting your boots very wet. From the ford follow the foot-track the short distance back to the Start point at the Boongarup Pool carpark.



 Waypoint listing


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The waypoints in the alternative listing below are given as UTM coordinates with datum to match the Walk Map. NOTE: If you wish to manually enter these into your GPS unit you must first set your unit to the correct Datum. Caution: An incorrect datum can result in an approximate 200m location error! (This is a very slow, error-prone method compared to using the above downloadable file and is not recommended.)


Route list :

Projection : UTM       Datum : Australian Geodetic 1966       Zone :  50

Waypt name         Easting      Northing       Comments

START       412175  6488802  Start point at Boongarup Pool carpark.    

1           412131  6488896 

2           412191  6488943

3           412114  6489065  On Kangaroo Trail.

TNOFF1      411870  6489113  Junction with Kingfisher Trail.

TNOFF2      411841  6489222  Junction with alternate track to Syd's Rapids.

6           411735  6489518  On Kingfisher Trail.

7           411555  6489432  On Kingfisher Trail.

8           411361  6489875  On Kingfisher Trail.

HG-MK1      411128  6489961  Survey Heritage Trail notice (for route direct to 1878 cairn).

9           410902  6490154  On Kingfisher Trail.

10          410935  6490291  On Kingfisher Trail.

PTHVU       410800  6490462  On Kingfisher Trail. View across Coastal Plain.

11A         411020  6490547  Off-track on western ridge.

PTHVU2      411143  6490525  Off-track. View across Coastal Plain.

11B         411161  6490680  Off-track on western ridge.

HTGEMK      411152  6490905  'Survey Heritage Trail' marker sign.

11C         411147  6490964  Off-track on western ridge.

12          411438  6491048  Views NE to Medikal Hill and east across valley.

12B         411413  6490733  Off-track, on SE sloping ridge.

12C         411835  6490305  Off-track, on SE sloping ridge.

12D         412220  6490266  Meet track.

12E         412246  6490364  Track crosses stream.

SYDS        412531  6490513  Close to Syd's Rapids, Swan River.

TRK         412675  6490339  Vehicle track east of railway tracks.

29          412675  6490243  Track from railway meets main vehicle track along valley. 

30          413239  6491338  Side-track branches off main vehicle track.

31          413322  6490808  On vehicle track.

32          413609  6490824  Off-track, on or close to granite outcrop.

33          413745  6491012  Off-track,just south of a stream course.

34          413685  6491190  Off-track, on ridge, rising to NE.

35          414414  6491796  Off-track, on or near granite outcrop.

36          414177  6492145  On ridge near Walyunga Lookout.

CAIRN       414239  6492161  Remnants of rock cairn (?from 1877-78 survey)

37          414451  6492246  On ridge.

CARPK3      414646  6492135  Walyunga Lookout carpark(at end of Ewing Road).

37B         414778  6491918  Meet vehicle track.

38A         414697  6491879  On vehicle track.(Start short off-track section.)

38B         414771  6491532  Meet another vehicle track.

39          414600  6491420  On vehicle track.

39A         414111  6490626  On vehicle track.

39B         413930  6489987  On vehicle track.(Start short off-track section.)

40          413621  6490035  Meet another vehicle track.

41          413353  6489748  On vehicle track.(Start off-track section.)

42          413138  6489911  Off-track, on ridge, on or near granite outcrop.

43          412864  6489963  Off-track.

44          412595  6489774  Reach main vehicle track along valley.

45          412510  6488602  On vehicle track.

46          412451  6488313  Bridge crosses Wooroloo Brook.

RLWY        412096  6488178  Cross railway tracks.

48          412297  6488388  On vehicle track.

FORD        412227  6488680  Cross Swan River at ford.

CARPK1      412175  6488802  End walk back at Boongarup Brook carpark.

Additional waypoints on map: 

CARPK2      411761  6488208  Carpark at Walyunga Pool.

CRN-1       411292  6490352  Cairn(from John Forrest 1878 survey)near outcrop on narrow ridge.

FRTWR       411146  6491222  Firetower on Woodsome Hill.

CVT         412671  6490415  Twinned culvert opening on W-side of railway embankment.

CVT2        412717  6490414  Twinned culvert opening on E-side of railway embankment.

STR         412786  6490556  Bottom of stairway from railway to valley rd.(Survey Heritage Trail mkr.)

JCTN        413294  6489363  T-junction of vehicle tracks on eastern side.

RD-JCN      413248  6489192  T-junction of vehicle tracks on eastern side. 

RD1         412456  6488464  Old vehicle track up hill meets main valley rd.

LVRD        412418  6488413  Old track leaves main valley rd, descends SW toward WoorlooBrk.

JCN-2       413402  6489117  T-junction of vehicle tracks on eastern side.      

CSG         413393  6488418  Ford across Wooroloo Brook.      

JCN-3       413387  6488361  T-junction of vehice tracks, south of Wooroloo Brook.         

JCN-4       412827  6488199  T-junction of vehice tracks, south of Wooroloo Brook.    

JCN-5       412305  6488215  Track along Wooroloo Brook meets railway road.      

50          410939  6488501  Point on Kangaroo Trail near Walyunga Road.

51          410891  6488614  Echidna Trail branches off Kangaroo Trail (approx.)

60          410324  6489109  Near stream crossing on Echidna Trail.

61          410077  6490676  On Echidna Trail. Good view west near here.

62          410338  6490772  Kingfisher Trail meets Echidna Trail.

63          411162  6491260  Sidetrack off Echidna Trail to Firetower.

64          411351  6491279  On Echidna Trail in north.

65          411774  6491356  On Echidna Trail in north. Close to Park boundary.

66          412690  6491319  On Echidna Trail in north. Good view NE up valley.

67          412315  6489164  Syd's Rapids Trail crosses side stream.


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