Starting from the car park off Windy Harbour Road, Windy Harbour, this return walk takes you to the Mount Chudalup Lookout and back. At the end of the trail surrounded by sedges, on the enormous granite rising above the said karri trees, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of D'Entrecastreaux National Park, the coastal area and sand dunes that are formed by the continuous Southern Ocean winds. There is a picnic area and a bathroom stall. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed. You might want to be cautious about the edges of the cliff as well. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Middleton Road, 10 then drive for 25.5 km
Turn left onto Wheatley Coast Road, 10, 259 and drive for another 2.4 km
Continue onto Windy Harbour Road and drive for another 15.9 km
Turn left and drive for another 165 m
Keep left and drive for another 65 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Windy Harbour Road (7.64km south of the intersection with Ladhams Road), pass through the wooden bollard and head along the singular dirt track. Pass by the shelter and the "Mount Chudalup Walk Trail" sign (to your left) and follow the said track to continue along Mount Chudalup Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 50 m back from the start).
Mount Chudalup (about 35 m back from the start).
Find the Mount Chudalup at the start.
After another 700 m come to "Mount Chudalup".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 740 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)