If you’re looking for unique, diverse, undiscovered, and natural experiences and love to travel on foot, Western Australia’s South West region has much to offer. There’s no better way to discover pristine coastlines. Turquoise waters. Ancient Karri tree forests. And seasonal abundance of wildflowers found nowhere else. You’re also likely to encounter humpback whales. Epic wildlife. And flora found nowhere else on Earth. Just three hours’ drive from Perth (or fly direct to Busselton-Margaret River from Melbourne) and you’ll reach the Margaret River region.
Known for its award-winning wines and craft breweries, the region is also a natural wonderland for hikers. Further afield in the Great Southern Region, Albany and surrounds offer unspoiled summits. Ever-changing mountains. And the vast ruggedness of the moody Southern Ocean. For those seeking a longer, more immersive adventure, the world-renowned 1,000km Bibbulmun Track traverses ancient forests, river valleys and dramatic coastline.

Explore the top hiking experiences in WA

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Cape to Cape Track

Western Australia’s spectacular coastline is your constant companion on this iconic 124-kilometre hiking trail. From sweeping clifftop views to spectacular sandy beaches and ancient forests, the track linking the Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin lighthouses rewards long-distance hikers and day-trip ramblers alike with some of the Margaret River Region’s most sensational scenery.
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Bibbulmun Track

A 1,000-kilometre walking trail from the Perth Hills to the historic whaling town of Albany through ancient forests, river valleys and dramatic coastline. Tackle this epic 8-week challenge or traverse the track at your leisure by hiking a section for a gentle day walk or joining a guided tour. With rustic bushland or more-luxurious accommodation options, picturesque towns, this hiking trail offers an immersive Western Australian experience.
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Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range

This breathtaking summit trail is renowned for spectacular views of this National Heritage-listed rugged mountain landscape. Formed more than a billion years ago, located in the Great Southern region, WA’s highest peak offers a glorious display of awe-inspiring natural beauty. That ranges from its panoramic views, wildly unique ‘cloud waterfall’ to its unique floral species.
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Bald Head Walk Trail

Torndirrup National Park offers a unique hiking experience near historic Albany in the Great Southern region. Unspoilt, rugged and wildly picturesque, this coastline allows hikers to traverse the isthmus between tranquil, calm waters of Albany’s King George sound and the crashing ocean waves of the moody Southern Ocean.