Bald Head walk trail upgrading
A significant upgrading of the Bald Head walk trail on the Flinders Peninsula within the Torndirrup National Park is being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
The trail is open to the Isthmus Hill, about 15 mins along the trail, but currently closed beyond that point.
The Bald Head trail is a challenging 12.5km return trail traversing the ridgeline of the peninsula. It provides spectacular views of the Southern Ocean around to King George Sound and Albany city.
Due to increased visitation and the exposed nature of the trail, Parks and Wildlife staff have noted concerns around increasing sand blowouts, loss of vegetation caused by wind and water erosion, and a widening of the trail surface.
The current works will protect against further erosion and address existing impacts including stabilisation of trail edges for regeneration. Construction is expected to be finished by August 2022.
Under the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan, $15 million has been allocated to the Great Southern Adventure Trails Project, which includes the Bald Head trail upgrade.
The Traditional Owners of the area, the Minang Noongar people, are working with DBCA regarding signage and interpretation opportunities for the Bald Head walk trail and the broader Torndirrup National Park.