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Goatwalk Circuit, Walyunga National Park

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Published November 19th 2013
A scenic walk above the Swan Valley
The Goat Walk Circuit in Walyunga National Park borders the Swan Rivers Bells Rapids. It's a three kilometre nature trail offering impressive views over the valley and out over the Swan Coastal Plain, including Perth CBD.

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Bridge over the rapids

The walk requires a medium amount of fitness as there are several long steep ascents as well as descents on loose gravel surfaces. If you're not confident with your fitness levels, the River Walk circuit is a much easier scenic path along the side of Bells Rapids.

The Bells Rapids are the main feature of the area. After crossing the footbridge and climbing the hill you get some beautiful views down to the rapids. If you look south east from a high vantage point you can see a big rocky outcrop. After good rains this formation turns into a waterfall feeding the rapids.

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Life sprouts out of the trail

The hill is home to an abundance of native wildlife. Western grey kangaroos frequent the area, making it a great spot to see some joeys at the right time of year. Reptiles, insects and bird life can be seen everywhere around you and you can even see fish down in the river.

The fauna is pretty impressive too. The wildflowers of the hills come alive in spring, popping up between the myriad year-round vegetation that defines Walyunga National Park.

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Walk alongside the rapids

Large rocky outcrops and formations are littered throughout the trail as well, giving photographers plenty of chances to play with contrast and colour. The outcrops mostly tend to sit atop impressive views as well.

If you're looking for a place to get a bit of fitness or just looking for some nice scenery and great views, the Goat Walk trail in Walyunga National Park is a perfect option. The best part is after the walk you can always go have a cool off or picnic in the waters around Bells Rapids as well.
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Why? Nature walking
When: All year
Where: Bells Rapids
Cost: Free
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There wouldn't happen to be a troll underneath that bridge would there?
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