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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary | Numbat Trail Guided Hike

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Duration

5-6 Hrs

Distance

12.5 km

Difficulty

Expert

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Join the adventure through one of Perth’s most underrated private sanctuaries. This advanced 12 km hiking tour will take you through the magnificence of Paruna sanctuary, which in itself is an important connection between Walyunga National Park and the Avon Valley National Park. Hike along the western margin of the 2.5 billion-year-old ancient granite landform, the ‘Yilgarn Block’.

This picturesque sanctuary is often characterised by its extremely steep slopes, numerous streams and creek lines, and areas of exposed granite. Don’t let the steep slopes fool you though, as this impeccably kept hiking hot-spot has steps-a-plenty, and gorgeous views.

Don’t be fooled by the name of this trail. Named after the cute marsupial, the Numbat trail is not for the faint-hearted! This detailed and well-maintained trail will surely provide advanced trail seekers with a spectacular and challenging hiking experience, and worth every step. Guaranteed.

Be prepared for truly breathtaking views across the valley as you make your way through Wandoo woodlands, and weaving through stunning paperbarks.

Before calling it a day, take a peek at the heritage-listed John Forrest Cairns, standing tall as part of the original survey expedition of the area undertaken by the great John Forrest himself in 1879.

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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

  • Anni B Avatar
    Anni B
    5 star rating
    21 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Our Guide was so lovely, she was informative and held a great energy for the group. I have booked more!... read more

    Elle de Jong Avatar
    Elle de Jong
    positive review 
    22 Feb 2021 - Facebook

    Great hiking tours, tour guides have relevant knowledge and stories about the hiking locations.

  • Sharon Roscoe Avatar
    Sharon Roscoe
    positive review 
    06 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    Had a superb walk with the group last weekend - great group and leaders are lovely, thoroughly enjoyed their company... read more

    Anniquelee Lee Avatar
    Anniquelee Lee
    02 Nov 2020 - Google

    Another amazing hike, this time at Araluen, professional guides as always with knowledge of the area's history. Lots of laughs... read more

  • Rasha Hamdou Avatar
    Rasha Hamdou
    29 Jul 2020 - Google

    Very professional, friendly, kind team ,I have been hiking with them for a year now .and every time I... read more

    laviniad541 Avatar
    laviniad541
    5 star rating
    08 Feb 2021 - TripAdvisor

    I've always been interested in hiking, but never knew where to go, and didn't know if any of my friends... 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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