The Naturaliste walk trail network has been designed to provide an opportunity for everyone from the short easy 30 minute walk to up to a half a day on the Cape.
The Bunker Bay track leads to the cliff edge revealing breathtaking views of the coast. This walk demonstrates the three distinctive types of vegetation on the Cape; woodland in sheltered areas near Bunker Bay, wind-pruned Marri growing higher on the ridge, and coastal heath. The viewing platform overlooking Shelley Cove near Bunkers Bay offers a superb resting site with distant views of Geographe Bay.
The lighthouse walk is an easy walk following relatively flat ground providing an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the panoramic views.
The Cape Naturaliste track provides some unique scenery of the cape. The track winds through an area known as “the Pinnacles”. If walked in a clock-wise direction, the “other side of the moon” can be seen as black loam soils sculptured by nature.
The Whale Lookout track is the shortest option and the most popular. This provides a perfect vantage point for viewing whales from September through November. Out of season, it provides magnificent panoramic coastal views, diverse coastal heath and an opportunity to spot birds living in the area. The track is mostly flat with the last 200 metres sloping away to the lookout.
Fully-Guided Nature Trail Tours
Discover the natural beauty of Western Australia’s most visited National Park on a Cape Naturaliste Trail Tour. See the seasons in all their glory as you make your way along some of the South West’s most spectacular coastline-the picturesque bay’s of the ‘Eagle Coast’ walk, the rugged cliffs along they ‘Cape to Cave’ track or the legendary surf breaks of the ‘Quenda Loop’.
Learn more about the fascinating geology of cliffs, caves, headlands and rock formations and an ever-changing display of vegetation and wildflowers from your expert guide, as well as gain local insights into the best places to catch a wave, take a dip and spot whales (September-December).
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For more information on walk trails or to book a guided trail tour contact:
Cape Naturaliste Lighhouse
P. +618 9755 3955
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