Whale Lookout Walk Trail
  • Length: 2.4km

  • Duration: 0.75hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cape Naturalist Road

  • End: Cape Naturalist Road

  • Location: Cape Naturaliste

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  • Distance from CBD: 270km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.5394624

  • Longitude: 115.0196765

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Whale Lookout Walk Trail is a 2.4km, grade 2 return hike, located in Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.75hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This 2.4 kilometre Whale Lookout walk is the shortest and most popular trail from the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse .  The track takes you to a lookout over the cliffs and out to sea.  A spur Boardwalk leads down to another lookout perched on the outer cliff top.

The lookouts on the Whale Lookout trail provide a perfect vantage point for viewing whales from September through November. A shelter at the lookout has interpretive information about the whales which migrate along this coastline.   Out of season, this walk offers magnificent panoramic coastal views, diverse coastal heath and an opportunity to spot Birds living in the area. This track can be combined with the Cape Naturaliste Track or the Bunker Bay Loop.  

About the region

Cape Naturaliste is the northernmost point of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge and separates the relatively sheltered waters of Geographe Bay from the southern Indian Ocean. Tour the lighthouse and explore coastal scenery around the cape on a network of short walks and lookouts.


Start Point: End of Cape Naturalist Road, near Dunsborough, 270km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

End Point: End of Cape Naturalist Road, near Dunsborough, 270km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

Region: Cape Naturaliste, South West

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

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