Paruna Sanctuary is located in the Avon Valley, north east of Perth. The sanctuary is know for it’s beautiful woodlands, wildlife and flowers. Given we were doing the walking trail during Autumn, there wasn’t much to see in the form of wild flowers and water falls unfortunately. I would imagine Spring would be a great time to visit. There are three well maintained walking trails within the sanctuary, which are only open between May to November. The number of visitors per day is restricted and it’s important to make a booking in advance. The $5 per person entry fee also helps with conservation.
The Possum Loop is the shortest and easiest trail of the three. Followed by the Quenda Circuit (6.5km) and then the Numbat Track (12km). To cater for everyone we were walking with that day, we decided to do the Quenda Circuit. It’s probably the most popular trail at Paruna. The trail was easy to follow and clearly marked, but be prepared for a lot of up and down hill climbs. However there was plenty of shade to take a break under, all from the towering trees. At certain parts of the circuit, we were also treated to some pretty awesome views of the hills. Be warned, there are also lots of giant ants along the track!
By the time we completed the Quenda Circuit and got back to civilisation/mobile reception, we ended up having a late lunch at an Italian restaurant called the Spritz Spizzicheria in Mount Hawthorn. After a pretty tiring walk, it was great to load up on some tasty carbs 🙂
Thanks to Life of Py, I found another Perth day hike to check out. I’m gradually working my way through different Perth day hikes. It’s been great to be out in nature, doing something active and also do some photography along the way. Thanks for stopping by today.