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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary | Quenda Trail Guided Hike

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3 Hrs


6.5 km



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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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

  • C5994WLlindan
    5 star rating
    23 May 2021 - TripAdvisor

    The hike this morning was was fun and a nice group of people. And it was a nice day for... read more

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    Lynne Fletcher
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    15 Sep 2020 - Facebook

    Hi, we did the wildflower walk at kings park today and had high tea afterwards, utterly beautiful and well worth... read more

  • nuttyt2022 Avatar
    5 star rating
    16 Feb 2022 - TripAdvisor

    Great morning spent on the river and doing a bit of walking too. The kayak guide was very patient with... read more

    lorrainet735 Avatar
    5 star rating
    27 Oct 2021 - TripAdvisor

    A really well organised hike. Very enjoyable. Kate did an amazing job of leading this walk. So interesting to hear... read more

  • 88Jenni Avatar
    5 star rating
    03 Oct 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was my first hike with Hike Collective and now I am hooked. Good pace for a beginner and fabulous... read more

    Stasia Telford Avatar
    Stasia Telford
    08 Jul 2020 - Google

    I had a wonderful morning doing Mason & Bird Heritage Guided Hike with Kate and Carly and a great bunch... read more

Additional Information

Toilets available at your start point.
This is a private conservation wildlife sanctuary and entry fees are included in your ticket price.
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.
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.
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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