Wanamalu Trail
  • Length: 3.6km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cape Peron

  • End: Cape Peron

  • Location: Cape Peron

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  • Distance from CBD: 826km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -25.505148

  • Longitude: 113.508877

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Wanamalu Trail is a 3.6km, grade 2 return hike, located in Cape Peron, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

Located between Skipjack Point and Cape Peron in Francois Peron National Park this 3.6km return walk offers excellent views of the area’s abundant marine life from the cliff top. Striking red sand cliffs provide great photographic opportunities.

The drive to the northern tip of Francois Peron National Park goes through sections of very soft sand and requires a 4WD. Cape Peron with its vivid red dunes, white beaches combined with blues seas and blue skies make a great end point. To really appreciate the raw natural beauty of this special place, there is a short walk through dunes to a couple of lookouts. In spring, wildflowers paint the dunes in colour and the air is full of Birdsong. If the wind is not whipping up whitecaps, you have a great chance of seeing a passing parade of marine life. The whole terrestrial and maritime combination makes a breathtaking sight, well worth the effort of getting there.

About the region

Cape Peron has rugged limestone cliffs with sandy beaches and offshore reefs, while its northern shore is more sheltered. It is popular for sightseeing, fishing, walking, diving, swimming and picnicking. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Cape Peron on a walk along its shores or take the plunge to explore some of the underwater features of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The waters surrounding Cape Peron are dotted with numerous reefs, caves and swimthroughs.


Start Point: Cape Peron, 50km from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth

End Point: Cape Peron, 50km from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth

Region: Cape Peron, Coral Coast

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

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