Paruna Sanctuary

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omixam
Perth, Australia21 contributions
Always a beautiful hike!
May 2021 • Couples
Hubby and I went 19 May 2021, it was middle of the week, so it wasn't busy. There only 4 other hikers at them time but we didn't see them the whole time. Booking is now easy, one can go on the Australian Wildlife Conservancy website and pick the date desired and pay by credit card. I got an automatic response in my email with 4-digit access code for the gate. You will use the code to enter and exit the park. We did the Quenda trails, it's only 6.5km but mind you, a lot of stairs! We love hiking at Paruna Sanctuary. We are planning to go back probably August when wildflowers are blooming.
Written May 19, 2021
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Bornean
Perth, Australia1,370 contributions
One of Perth's Best trails
Oct 2020 • Friends
As a bushwalking group, we rate the Numbat Trail our favorite. It's hard to do, especially in temperatures reaching 26°, but we started at 7:30 am the second time 14 of us did it. The $10 payment goes towards a good cause. We came across Michelle who was maintaining the tracks.
The views, the workout, the wildflowers - they made the visit worthwhile!
Written October 30, 2020
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic3,936 contributions
Great walk, heaps of steps
Sep 2020
I did the Numbat trail which was 12km. It’s not an easy trail, heaps and heaps of steps up and down. I would have preferred no steps and just steep walks up and down as usual trails. Saying that the place was wonderful, saw roos and so many birds. Being spring the wildflowers were in full bloom. There were plenty of benches and picnic tables around and a toilet at the entrance.
You have to book over the phone and pay $10 to get an entrance code. The turntable was working without the code which was weird and there was also a side entrance which one could have used if one didn’t have a code. But the $10 fee goes towards the conservation which is good.
Written September 23, 2020
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anniebee-7779
Gympie, Australia121 contributions
Awesome walk lots of steps
Oct 2019 • Friends
We got a good thigh and calf workout from all the steps here. It's awesome with beautiful views and places to sit and enjoy them. I picked up a tick which I didn't find till a week later so make sure you wear long sleeves/pants! I didn't mind paying the $10 fee its for a good cause and the place is well signed with decent tracks.
Written October 29, 2019
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mike hunt
Albany, Australia33 contributions
Great park, terrible management
Aug 2019
Lovely place to visit. It's a shame the park is run by a very outdated management who do nothing but create a multitude of barriers to access this park.

They used to have a seasonal pass which you'd have to pay over the phone because they don't have an online payment gateway (even though they spent money to update their website - yeah well done new CEO)

So now you gotta call in, pay the fee and book ahead that you're coming in, which means having to call them during business hours, and then pay over the phone using credit card, then they have to email you the code and the details to get in.

Seriously, for such a great park, they do everything you can to make it difficult for people. After complaining about it, they stated there was a few issues last year with visitors etc, so instead of finding a way to make it work, they made it even more difficult.

Find a way to make it work, quit blaming your visitors - they're your customers.
Written August 15, 2019
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omixam
Perth, Australia21 contributions
Awesome trail hike!
Jun 2019 • Family
I saw Paruna Sanctuary while searching for day walks in Perth. I called the landline provided in the website and paid via credit card. The fee is $10.00 for each individual and immediately received the gate code and other important information in my email. We scheduled our walk 1 June 2019 Saturday and because it was a long weekend there were already around 8 vehicles in the carpark when we arrived around 7:30. We did the Quenda trail and we immensely enjoyed it. There were a fair amount of stairs but manageable for novice bushwalkers like us. I would probably avoid long weekends in the future as there was quite a big group walking ahead of us. All in all it was great day out and it was worth it. Well maintained, signs are well placed and abundant. There's a toilet at the start of the trail and it was clean, with tissue paper and liquid soap.
Written June 2, 2019
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Rhiannon177
Perth, Australia84 contributions
The trail of a million stairs
Oct 2018
Review for Numbat Trail- this is a lovely trail if you are up for a day trip as it is quite far from the city. You need to get in contact with the sanctuary beforehand to pay the small fee ($5 per person) and receive the gate code. Make sure you sign in at the gate! We were the only people there when we started and there was only 2 other cars in the carpark when we got back, so it still a hidden gem and we felt like we had the place to ourself. Its quite a difficult hike, 12kms and a LOT of stairs, but the views are worth it and we saw a couple of blue tongue lizards which was nice. The trail is well marked, and is like two loops joined together, so you only do a small section twice. Definitely take a picnic and ample water. This walk is seasonal from May- October. There are two other shorter walks you can do- Possum and Quenda.
Written May 29, 2019
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CharHugh
Perth, Australia93 contributions
Hard trail, lots of steps
Sep 2018
Its a nice walk, even thou there are thousands of steps no one ever mentions. We did the numbat trail (11.8kms) , start early as its quite a tough hot walk, we took nearly 4 hours to walk it and we are pretty fast. we did stop 3 times for quick snacks. lots of tables and chairs along the trail

Make sure you have descent ankle hiking boots, as there are some lose gravel. take at least 2 ltrs of water and snacks with you.

You do need to pay prior to going and get a gate code. you just can't turn up and get access.

very well signed posted.
Written October 1, 2018
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Jamie S
Innaloo6 contributions
Numbat walk
Aug 2018 • Friends
Beautiful scenery, rock pools, wild life, well maintained paths and signs.
Lots of interesting look outs just off the main path.
Can easily walk in less than the time shown on the website. We took just over 5 hrs and stopped lots on the way.
Written August 29, 2018
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Peter_Clare_50
Perth, Australia429 contributions
Superb numbat trail
Sep 2017 • Couples
Did on last day of season, a 25 degree spring day. Set off at about 7am, had breakfast and morning tea on Numbat trail, and a nice lunch at end. Great varied trail, well marked, lots of up and down, with great views. Lots of benches and chairs to enjoy the views and nature. Wildflowers and birds were abundant. Was lucky enough to see a blue fairy wren walking on trail, also saw kangaroos and goanna.
Smaller walks if numbat trail is too much.
$5 a person, easy to book to get entrance code.
About an hour from Perth and one of the best one day walks close to Perth.
Written October 13, 2017
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