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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary | Quenda Trail Guided Hike

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Duration

3 Hrs

Distance

6.5 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

This moderate 6.5 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 6.5km hike of the lush green forests of the Quenda trail in Paruna Wildlife 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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QUENDA TRAIL

The Quenda trail in Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary is the second 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. Enjoy amazing views across the Paruna Gorge as the hike continues through shaded valleys, and by granite boulders.

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

  • MikeTurner78 Avatar
    MikeTurner78
    5 star rating
    17 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    What a great initiative and event to support and promote Men's Health. Men coming together in nature, to chat,... read more

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    MariaW2923
    5 star rating
    06 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Had an amazing walk with this group! Lions Lookout is literally in my own backyard but decided to go on... read more

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    ssnostromo
    5 star rating
    18 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Had a great introduction to hiking with the hike collective over the weekend- excellent guide and not too hard!! Will... read more

    Jasmine M. Attenborough Avatar
    Jasmine M. Attenborough
    positive review 
    25 Feb 2019 - Facebook

    I love the energy and camaraderie from this group. Everyone is there for the same reason and it creates an... read more

  • Mitch Baker Avatar
    Mitch Baker
    positive review 
    25 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    Good hike leaders, very organised.

    Felicity Massey Avatar
    Felicity Massey
    17 Oct 2019 - Google

    It's always a great experience with The Hike Collective! All the hike leaders are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.I have enjoyed... 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
Follow the long gravel driveway, through the gate, to the main carpark. We will be meeting near the entry grate to the sanctuary.
HIKE GRADING
Grade three is recommended for those with a moderate 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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