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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary | Numbat Trail Guided Hike

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Duration

5-6 Hrs

Distance

12.5 km

Difficulty

Advanced

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

This advanced 12.5 km hiking tour will take you through the magnificence of Paruna sanctuary.  The sanctuary is in the Darling Range, and sits on the western margin of the ‘Yilgarn Block’, an ancient granite landform that formed over 2.5 billion years ago. The scenic Avon Valley, where Paruna is located, was carved out by the Avon River over thousands of years. The sanctuary itself is characterised by extremely steep slopes, numerous streams and creeklines, and areas of exposed granite. The 2,000 hectare property predominantly follows the southern banks of the Avon River. The Numbat trail makes its way through King Jarrah and Marri forrest, over to the Paruna gorge, and along the steep slopes, so expect lots of stairs.  This hike is not for the faint hearted! This detailed and well maintained trail will surely provide all hikers with a spectacular and challenging hiking experience.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Entrance to the private Wildlife Sanctuary
  • A guided 12.5km hike of the lush green forests of the Numbat trail in the private wildlife conservation sanctuary
  • Amazing and accurate historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail & surrounds
  • Our personal recommendations for local cafes and restaurants to enjoy a well deserved meal or coffee post hike
  • A great experience with Perth's award-winning hiking tour operator
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guide

Tour Itinerary

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NUMBAT TRAIL HIKE

The Numbat trail in Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary is the longest of three, and gives you the most amazing views from its numerous elevated platforms throughout the sanctuary. From lush green gullies. cascading streams, blossoming wildflowers, and white gum forests, this trail is sure to inspire. With amazing views across the Paruna Gorge as the hike continues through shaded valleys, and by granite boulders.

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What To Bring

  • Hiking shoes or comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Hiking poles if required
  • No dogs allowed

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Jan Kunnen Avatar
    Jan Kunnen
    02 Sep 2020 - Google

    Thoroughly enjoyed learning of Western Australian history while hiking through scenic bush with some great people.

    Natalie Hartley Avatar
    Natalie Hartley
    positive review 
    16 Sep 2019 - Facebook

    friendly and very informative

  • Lisa Arnold Avatar
    Lisa Arnold
    positive review 
    24 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    Accomodating to myself and my four year old, we had a lovely hike and meditation. Great way to spend a... read more

    Eve231076 Avatar
    Eve231076
    5 star rating
    05 Sep 2019 - TripAdvisor

    Fabulous, well organised and run. Wonderful to explore the state we live in and great for mental health

  • Patsy Booker Avatar
    Patsy Booker
    positive review 
    11 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    A really good walk for us beginners. So beautiful through the trees. Such a lovely fresh morning. Hike Collective... read more

    Carol Snape Avatar
    Carol Snape
    positive review 
    24 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    Highly recommend hiking with The Hike Collective.Pleasant hike from Camel Farm to Hewett's Hill 6 km along the Bibbulmun track... read more

Additional Information

AMENITIES
Toilets available at your start point.
ENTRY FEES TO SANCTUARY
This is a private conservation wildlife sanctuary and entry fees are included in your ticket price.
CARPARK
Head up Toodyay road and turn left onto From O'Brien Rd. Drive for 17kms where you will reach Avon Road, and turn left. This turn is 2.3km after Ewing Road. Paruna Sanctuary is signposted and down a gravel track to the carpark. You will have to open the first gate into the park, and follow along until you see the main carpark and the entry gates to the Sanctuary.
HIKE GRADING
Grade Four is recommended for experienced hikers, or those with a good level of fitness. This trail is filled with steps, and a lot of up and downhill sections.
CANCELLATION POLICY
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
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