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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 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

  • Linda Shone Avatar
    Linda Shone
    positive review 
    23 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    Well organised and good briefing at the start, the pace of the walk to suit all participants and a beautiful... read more

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    Excursion43886202983
    5 star rating
    08 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Great walk good bunch of people and the guides were very helpful nothing was too much trouble for them ... read more

  • Carmel Markham Avatar
    Carmel Markham
    positive review 
    19 Sep 2020 - Facebook

    Had a great hike today with Mariana and Hannah as leaders. Very caring and helpful at every turn, incline and... read more

    Marieke Taylor Avatar
    Marieke Taylor
    positive review 
    28 Sep 2020 - Facebook

    Fabulous Rotto Glamping and Hiking weekend! Kate and Kelly did a great job keeping us all happy and looked after!!... read more

  • Shirley Lizza Avatar
    Shirley Lizza
    positive review 
    25 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    Did my first hike today at Gosnells Falls. Great group of people, well organised. I look forward to trying other... read more

    alyshajo2 Avatar
    alyshajo2
    5 star rating
    02 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I went on a hike at Araluen Botanic Park with THC mid-January this year. As a hardcore introvert, I can’t... 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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