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This is an outstanding 15.5 kilometre (31 kilometre return) walk along part of the spectacular Fitzgerald River National Park coastline from Point Ann to Point Charles and on to the Fitzgerald River mouth. Along with the coastal views are views to the inland peaks and lakes of the central wilderness area. It is marked with posts bearing the Royal Hakea symbol.
This trail can be broken down into shorter return sections or the full length of it can be walked as an overnight hike with camping available at the Fitzgerald River inlet. Point Ann to Lake Nameless Lookout 10.6km return 3 - 4 hours This is an easy section and is sandy underfoot. After a short beach walk the trail ascends through heath and then groves of Christmas trees to the Nuytsia Lookout. It then continues to the Lake Nameless Lookout for good views of the inland peaks as well as the lake. There is the option of a return path via the beach all the way. Point Ann to Point Charles 26.8km return 9 - 10 hours The section from Lake Nameless to Point Charles is a more strenuous section with undulations and rocky terrain. There are lookouts along the way offering more coastal and inland views with the central wilderness peaks dominating the landscape directly ahead. It is possible to return via the beach. Point Ann to Fitzgerald Inlet 31km return 12 -13 hours The trail from Point Charles to the inlet crosses the sandy mouth and follows the inlet to the camping area. Note there is no water at this site.
About the region
Fitzgerald River National Park is one the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. Within the park are found nearly 20 percent of Western Australia’s flora species, many of which occur only within its boundaries. The park features a tantalising variety of landscapes to explore from rolling plains, colourful breakaways, rugged peaks and headlands to stunning bays and inlets. During winter, southern right whales shelter close to shore with their newborn calves.
Start Point: Point Ann, Fitzgerald River National Park, 550km south east of Perth
End Point: Point Ann, Fitzgerald River National Park, 550km south east of Perth
Region: Fitzgerald River National Park, Golden Outback
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