Starting from the car park at the end of Bolganup Road, Porongurup, this return walk will take you through a magnificent karri forest in higher and jarrah/marri at lower slopes. The forest will bring solidity and serenity if you want to listen to yourself for a little while, and it hosts the tree in rock, a giant tree rising from the middle of a huge rock. Additionally, The park has one of the widest variety of plant species as well. The weather can change faster than you anticipate, so you might want to wear the appropriate clothing and check the weather beforehand. Unfortunately, no pets, campfires and firearms are allowed. 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 Oatlands Road, 252 then drive for 21.7 km
Turn sharp right onto Bolganup Road and drive for another 3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the dirt car park at the end of Bolganup Road (2.7km northeast of the intersection with Porongurup road), past between the bollard and the green gate. Veer right and head along the dirt track following the signage for Wansbrough Walk. Stay on the same track to continue along the Wansbrough Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wansbrough Walk & Bolganup Road Start heading along Wansbrough Walk (a walking track).
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the BBQ at the start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Devils Slide and back. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Wansbrough Walk & Devil's Slide Walk) continue straight, to head along Wansbrough Walk.
After another 880 m pass the car park (35 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (55 m on your right).
Turn left, to head along Wansbrough Walk.
(at the intersection of Wansbrough Walk & Mira Flores Avenue) Continue another 360 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.9 km to get back to the start.
This optional side trip takes you to the Devils Slide and back.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Devil's Slide Walk & Wansbrough Walk Start heading along Devil's Slide Walk (a walking track).
After another 720 m come to "Devils Slide".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 720 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
2 h to 3 h 30 min
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)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)