The Darling Range near Perth and WA’s South West offer a wealth of wonderful but poorly-known bushwalking opportunities for those ready and adventurous enough to explore beyond the Bibbulmun Track. Use GPS waypoints, ‘tracks’ and walk route maps on this site to discover over 100 bushwalks in the region – a total of more than 1500km of authentic walking opportunities in our parks and state forests, mostly not documented elsewhere. WalkGPS also supports HikeWest’s “Adventurous Walks of the South West” project.

A majority of the WalkGPS walks include cross-country hiking, so proficient navigation skills are needed, preferably using your GPS device or smartphone, with the option of WalkGPS’ custom Avenza maps. The route-finding is more suited to GPS-users than to traditional compass navigation.

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  • #W11 Wundabiniring

    This one is a great introduction to off-track walking in the open wandoo woodlands of the eastern Darling Range. Very different to walking in the jarrah forest. A 14km walk that’s not too challenging for a reasonably fit walker.

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  • #M05 Mount Cooke

    This short walk is  a great way to experience the views from the highest of the granite monadnocks of the Darling Range. An easier walk, including about 3.5km on the Bibbulmun Track.

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  • #C1 Christmas Tree Well

    Revised 2023 walk route: Mostly off-track but an easy ramble through picturesque, very open, mature wandoo woodlands, with some areas of jarrah forest. Although its within the proposed Russell Conservation Park the area is not protected from likely future bauxite mining. (See Bauxite mining on WalkGPS.)


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  • #B08 Bickley Reservoir – Ellis Brook

    A mainly on track walk along the Darling Scarp, with great views and the 6o Foot Falls as the highlight. Option to extend the walk to Victoria Reservoir.

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