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Published January 31st 2019
Go on one of these summer hikes
Hikes through the bush are a great way to get exercise, as well as be right amongst nature and all its beauty. These three hikes are all put on by the Hike Collective.
LAKE LESCHENAULTIA HIKE - SPECIAL EDITION This will be held on Sunday 10th February 2019 from 8.00 am to 10.00 am at Lake Leschenaultia, Chidlow. This will be a beginners hike on a 3 km loop which will take about two hours. It will be a lovely morning at this beautiful lake and it will be a scenic hike around the lake for the entire family. You can stay afterwards and swim in the cool waters or go to the cafe and have something to eat.
If you go up Great Eastern Highway, you will get to this lake and it is only about 50 minutes from the centre of Perth. It will be a calm and enjoyable early morning Sunday walk, where you will need to bring plenty of water and wear comfortable clothes and runners or boots.
You need have no experience for this hike, however, if you are unsure, hiking sticks are the way to go. The cost for this hike will be $24.30 and you can make your booking at this link.
ZAMIA TRAIL BOLD PARK This will be a 5 km walk through Zamia in City Beach. It will be suitable for beginners or the more advanced and take about two hours.
It will be held on 24th February 2019 at 8:00 am till 10.00 am and the carpark meeting place is at 167 Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach. The cost will be around $20 and you can book here.
Zamia Trail is in Bold Park, which is right near the beach, and you will be able to get ocean views. This is a great opportunity to head to the beach after your walk to cool down and refresh. It would also be a good opportunity to have some brunch at one of the many beachside cafes in the area.
This is quite an easy hike with some small hills to the lookouts. It is also suitable for children and even your furry friends can come along as long as they are on a lead. It will be a good opportunity to experience a slightly more hilly hike with a short distance. There are a few good lookout points where you will be able to see both the city and the ocean at the one location.
The meeting place is the Camel Lake Car Park off Perry Lakes Drive, Bold Park. You will need to bring at least 2 litres of water per person. Clothes should be comfortable with runners or hiking boots on your feet. The gravel is uneven in some places so shoes with a good grip sole are advised.
There will be no entry or parking fees at this event.
KING FISCHER - SWAN VALLEY
This loop is an 8 km one and is for the slightly more experienced hiker. You will need to allow about three hours for this one. It is located in Walyunga National Park and the trail follows the river upstream to Syd's Rapids before heading up a steep gravel track.
This hike will be held on Sunday, 31st March 2019, from 8.00 am till 11.00 am.
This event will be 35 km northeast of Perth heading towards the Swan Valley in the picnic area which you can find on Google maps. The meeting place will be at the bottom of the carpark in the national park. You could turn right to the carpark but keep driving straight and it will come to a dead end/carpark.
This trail will be a steep gravel climb after the first km and will be quite a challenge. After that though, there will be some delightful views. Some bushwalking experience is desirable but not expected. This will be a great opportunity to experience a more hilly hike with a short distance.
Once again, make sure you have plenty of water and wear comfortable clothes with suitable shoes.
There is an entrance fee of $11 per vehicle at this national park and cost of the hike will be $19 - you can book your tickets here.
Please note - dogs are NOT allowed in this national park.