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Located in the spectacular Torndirrup National Park, the Bald Head Walk Trail is a challenging 12.5 kilometre return traverse of the Flinders Peninsula providing stunning views of the Southern Ocean & King George Sound. This rewaRoading hike won’t leave you wanting for more and has a number of great photographic opportunities.
While the Torndirrup National Park, located a short 10 minute drive from Albany, is more famous for tourist attractions such as the Blowholes, Natural Bridge and The Gap, it hides one of the best hikes in the South West. The trail climbs and descends along the narrow ridge line of the Flinders Peninsula, a granite formation that juts out from the landscape into the vastness of the Southern Ocean. HaRoad core bushwalkers will enjoy this 12.5km return, 6-8 hour hike over Isthmus Hill to Flinders Peninsula and on to Limestone Head and Bald Head. Terrain is steep and difficult in sections. (Apparently the sign at the Trailhead says 16km - reviewers of this trail state that this is incorrect) The walk ends at Bald Head, a round headland of domed granite sloping down into the ocean and can be seen from many places along the Torndirrup Coast. Taking in a combination of Boardwalk, packed limestone paths and haRoad granite sections, there is a great variety of things to see and photograph on the trail. Along with the spectacular views of the granite cliffs, the views back to Albany and King George Sound are breathtaking. If you are visiting Albany and have the time then put the Bald Head Walk Trail on your list of things to do. A high degree of fitness is required.
About the region
This wild and rugged coastal park is known for its spectacular wave-carved features including the Natural Bridge, The Gap and the Blowholes. At Torndirrup National Park, windswept coastal heaths give way to massive granite outcrops, sheer cliffs and steep sandy slopes and dunes. The Southern Ocean has sculpted a Natural Bridge in the coastal granites and formed The Gap, where the waves rush in and out with tremendous ferocity. The Blowholes, a crackline in the granite, 'blows' air and occasionally spray. The noise is quite impressive.
Start Point: Off Murray Road, Torndirrup National Park - 400km (5 hours) south of Perth
End Point: Bald Head
Region: Torndirrup National Park, South West
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