Oak Grove Walk
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Golden Valley Tree Park

  • End: Golden Valley Tree Park

  • Location: Balingup

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  • Distance from CBD: 240km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.800583

  • Longitude: 115.994317

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Oak Grove Walk is a 1.5km, grade 1 Circuit hike located in Balingup Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

The Oak Grove Walk is an easy 1.5 kilometre loop walk through the heritage listed Golden Valley Tree Park, the largest arboretum in Western Australia featuring tree species from around the world.  The 60 hectare landscaped park is set in the picturesque hills of Balingup, three hours south of Perth.

The collection of trees began over one hundred years ago, amongst some of the loveliest rural countryside in the heart of the South West. The beautiful World Collection features many deciduous autumn colour favourites alongside rare and unusual specimens. Golden Valley’s Australian Collection showcases the wide diversity of Australian native tree associations from tall eucalypts through mallee woodlands to dry season deciduous species and a range of rare West Australian species. Many of the trees are labelled, with maps provided at the information shelters. Given the different variety of trees and the Balingup climate, this is a walk for all seasons with spectacular colour being provided all year round.  Other features include the restored Golden Valley Homestead (c 1890). The Oak Grove Walk is one of six trails in the park which is a few minutes drive or an easy two kilometre walk out of town along the Bibbulmun Track which passes through the park as it heads south. The Park is open seven days a week with free entry (however a donation is welcomed and will help with the work of the volunteers).  

Notes

Start Point: Car Park, Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup 240km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

End Point: Car Park, Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup 240km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

Region: Balingup, South West


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

 


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