What to do in parks: Discover some great winter walks

When it comes to a destination for a walk in winter, there are unlimited choices in and around Perth. Many people flock to the gorgeous coastal trails or inner city lake walks. But what if you want to find somewhere a bit more hidden, somewhere that feels like a well-kept secret there for just you to enjoy?

We’re letting you in on some of our favourite hideaway walks that are best used in winter.

Zamia Trail at Reabold Hill (Photo: Trails WA)

Zamia Trail at Reabold Hill

Beautiful challenging hills rises to 85 meters above sea level. 5 km loop and from which lesser tracks diverge, offers superb views to Perth and across to Rottnest Island, takes visitors through the Park’s habitats and landscapes.

Why not visit the park early one morning to experience the bushland alive with birdlife, or visit at dusk to discover bats and possums.

Lesmurdie Falls & Upper Lesmurdie Falls

Lesmurdie Falls (Photo: Trails WA)

With all the rain over winter, the Lesmurdie Falls are flowing and the flowers are blossoming, so now is the perfect time to visit. There are 5 walk trails to suit all fitness levels from between 300m and 5km in length.

Piesse Brook Interpretative Trail

A stunning 3.4km walk trail dotted with interpretative signs telling you all about the local geology, flora, and fauna. Perfect for beginners or those with little ones, the walk meanders beside Piesse Brook, so it’s a great spot to don your gum boots and jump in the shallow stream, race leaf boats in a regatta and jump across the stepping stones.

Victoria Reservoir

Follow the lilac track markers around this great circular route accessed off Mason Mill Road, Carmel. The 6km trail wanders through the beautiful Korung National Park to the head of the dam from where you get a great view across the water to the surrounding hills and bush.

Whistlepipe Gully (Photo: Caroline Friend)

Whistlepipe Gully Walk

Accessed from either Forrestfield or Orange Valley Road in Kalamunda, this dog-friendly trail through the Mundy Regional Park is a popular walk with locals and visitors in the know. Relatively easy with only a couple of tricky rocky descents, the walk (3.5kms return) winds its way alongside the brook and provides lots of opportunities to stop and see the local wildlife. In late winter and springtime, this is a great spot to see the wild-flowers.



Sources: http://www.experienceperthhills.com.au/; https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/bold-park