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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

Join the adventure through one of Perth’s most underrated private sanctuaries. This moderate 6.5 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.

Named after the cute marsupial, the quenda trail is cute compared to its big brother, the numbat trail, and is a great introduction to a more ‘hilly’ adventure, while seeing truly breathtaking views across the valley, as you make you 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.

This hike is not for the faint-hearted! This detailed and well-maintained trail will surely provide all trail seekers with a spectacular and challenging hiking experience, and worth every step. Guaranteed.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Entrance to the private Wildlife Sanctuary and a donation towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • A guided 6.5km hike of the lush green forests of the Quenda trail in Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Amazing 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.

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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

  • Anniquelee L Avatar
    Anniquelee L
    5 star rating
    13 Oct 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Excellent guides full of knowledge of the area you are hiking. Friendly groups giving the opportunity to lone hikers... read more

    LinsMorley Avatar
    LinsMorley
    5 star rating
    20 Sep 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Bilya Walk Trail Toodyay - a relaxing walk along the Swan River. Beautiful views and a quiet stop to... read more

  • K W
    5 star rating
    03 Aug 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Hey guys, thank you so much for Saturday's hike at Kitty's Gorge :) we had so much fun! Thank you... read more

    Z5125HTteresaw Avatar
    Z5125HTteresaw
    5 star rating
    05 Oct 2021 - TripAdvisor

    I attended yoga in the Yancep Cave followed by a walk through the bush trails. The cave is really... read more

  • Jo Barron-Perry Avatar
    Jo Barron-Perry
    positive review 
    14 Jun 2021 - Facebook

    I attended my first hike with The Hike Collective on Saturday 12 June 21 at Sunset Lesmurdie Falls. This was... read more

    Trish C Avatar
    Trish C
    4 star rating
    01 Aug 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was a great short walk through the bush land with various viewing opportunities of both the waterfall and Perth... 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 need to open the first gate to drive through to the main carpark and meet your hike leaders for check in.
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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