The Wardanup Trail is a 6.3km loop in Yallingup. It is very well marked, has a variety of scenery, and famously has a very long hill with almost 200m meters of elevation. It is strongly advised to do this loop in a counter clockwise direction, for the best views and easiest walking.
Park at the main carpark in Yallingup, near the beach. You will finish on the beach.
The Wardanup Walk
This walk is a very well marked by orange trail markers, with triangle shoe sole logos with the point of the triangle marking the way.
The Wardanup walk trail starts on the sidewalk of Valley Rd, right near near the roundabout near the carpark, and is the road leading away from the beach. Walk on the sidewalk, and then as the road bends left, you go straight and into a gully.
The paved section ends and you walk across the lawn (do not go right and up towards the Hotel) and look for the bridge on the left.
Cross the bridge and follow the trail markers. Turn right at the 1km mark, and this section, being eroded, rocky and steep is the most difficult section. When you get to Ngilgi Cave turn left and cross the carpark. You will pick up the trail easily and the end of the carpark.
From here it is really easy to follow the trail. You climb steadily for another 1km, and there is a seat in a couple of places. This hill is known as Mount Duckworth.
The trail down is a firebreak, and the cleared area opens up the views of the ocean nicely. At the bottom you head back along the Cape to Cape. Once you come to the carpark I suggest you follow the Cape to Cape down to the beach and finish your walk along the beach rather than take the road.
Wardanup Walk Map
|Scenic, Well Marked