Blowholes Trail
  • Length: 1.6km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Frenchman Bay Road

  • End: Frenchman Bay Road

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  • Location: Torndirrup National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 400km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -35.11867545

  • Longitude: 117.9290933

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Blowholes Trail is a 1.6km, grade 2 Return hike located in Torndirrup National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This 1.6 kilometre return walk to the blowholes provides a wonderful view of the rugged coastline of Torndirrup National Park.  Be warned that there are 78 steps and the walk back is all uphill!

The Blowholes, the result of water being forced up into a crackline in the granite, produce spray and loud eerie sounds when a big swell is running. Depending on the swell, size and direction of approach to the sea cliffs The Blowholes may or may not be blowing. When they do, the noise is quite impressive and this attraction should not be missed, especially on a day when the ocean swell is high. Just rug-up warmly and wear stuRoady non-slip shoes. This walk is the most popular in Torndirrup National Park, but be sure to keep away from the ocean at all times, as several lives have been lost in this vicinity. The 1.6km return walk begins at the western end of the Car Park and is well signposted. Follow the bitumen path for about 400 metres to the top of some steps. There are fine views of Peak Head to the south-east and Eclipse Island to the south-west. After the steps the path swings to the right then traverses an open granite area. Signs indicate the location of the Blowholes. At the Blowholes, do not proceed any further to the ocean and do not stand over the Blowholes. No signage on the road by the way. First turning on the right after the natural bridge and Gap viewing platform. If you see the sign for Jimmy Newells you have already passed it going south.  

Notes

Start Point: Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park, 400km (5 hours) south of Perth

End Point: Frenchman Bay Road, Torndirrup National Park, 400km (5 hours) south of Perth

Region: Torndirrup National Park, South West


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.