Wardanup Trail Loop
6.3 km circuit
1h 30 min to 2h
Wardanup Trail Loop
6.3 km
Circuit

Run
45min to 1h 15 min

Walk
1h 30 min to 2h

Starting from the Rabbit Hill Carpark at the end of Dawson Drive, Yallingup, this walk takes you on a circuit up Wardanup Hill, past Ngilgi Cave and along Yallingup Beach via the Wardanup Trail. A favourite with the locals, this picturesque 6.4 kilometer loop walk encompasses both coastal scenery and shady forest paths. The trail goes along the cliff line through coastal heath vegetation with sweeping views south across Yallingup township and north along the rugged coastline to Sugarloaf Rock. You might even catch glimpses of the surfers on the surrounding surf breaks. The trail climbs steeply up over Wardanup Hill through coastal peppermint forest, then heads down to Ngilgi Cave, an amazing Karst cave system with a beautiful array of varied crystal formations enhanced by colourful lighting. The trail then descends into the Yallingup Brook valley and the Yallingup township, passing the spectacular Yallingup reef and onto Yallingup Beach where you walk along the sand before climbing back up to the Rabbit Hill Carpark. The Wardanup Trail is best suited for moderately experienced hikers due to the changing terrain that includes a sandy beach, dense forest coverage, steep hillsides, cliffs, and coastal rocks. Sturdy walking/hiking boots are recommended to handle the different ground coverings. The trail is open to the public every day, has restroom facilities, and resting areas to take in the changing views or just to sit and enjoy a bottle of water and a snack. The loop trail is clearly defined and well signposted, with orange markers to guide you along the way. 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.

Highlights
Cafe
Caves
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Points of Interest
Ablution/Laundry toilet
Shaana cafe
Yallingup Beach Holiday Park camp site

Places & Areas
Australia
Australia/Perth Time Zone
City Of Busselton
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Naturaliste
Western Australia
Yallingup
Yallingup Beach