4 km circuit
Starting from the Walyunga Pool Carpark off Walyunga Road, Walyunga National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit past Walyunga Pool, Boongarup Pool and alongside the Swan River via the Kangaroo Trail. With rich Indigenous history, tree-filled valleys and the cooling waters of the Swan River, Walyunga National Park is one of Perth's best-kept secrets. The Swan River draws many people to the park as it is a permanent, scenic river with flat granite boulders around it. The Kangaroo Trail is an excellent loop trail that crosses creeks among granite outcrops with their specially adapted plants and small animals, like geckoes and lizards. Passing by Walyunga Pool, Boongarup Pool, through bushland and alongside the Swan River, there is plenty to see on this walk. You'll love crossing creeks, boulder-jumping and wildflower hunting as you climb the hill from Boongarup Pool. After the challenging but rewarding ascent to the top of Woodsome Hill, you'll have excellent views of the Swan River Valley. Aside from some short but steep rocky hills, this trail is relatively easy. The trail is marked by green footprints and yellow triangles with kangaroos in them. The markers are most visible when walking in an anticlockwise direction. You can spot some roos (slang term for kangaroos) in the afternoon along & around the riverbank. Like many walks in Perth, the Kangaroo Trail is at its prettiest in winter or spring when the river is flowing, the grass is green, and the wildflowers are blooming. 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.
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