Field Guide


From the casual walker to the hard-core BACKpack-wielding superhuman,there’s something for you.

The West Coast is home to some of Australia’s most untouched and untamed wilderness - and the best way to connect with it is to explore it on foot.

Check out our Walks listings for details on the best West Coast Walks - below you'll find helpful information regarding what to take on your walks (on the West Coast you need to be prepared, if nothing else), along with an explanation of the various walk levels.  

Required Items

Group A: Sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, clothes suited to the day, and water.

Group B: Group A + raincoat, woollen jumper or fibre pile jacket, snacks or drink.

Group C: Group A & B + thermal leggings or shorts, warm hat or beanie, gloves, waterproof trousers, gaiters, lunch, drink, and map.

You need to be prepared for cold weather, even in summer months. We’ve been known to have highland snowfall in January.  

Walk Levels

Grade 1: No bushwalking experience, flat even surface, suitable for wheelchair users who have assistance.

Grade 2: No bushwalking experience, may have a gentle hill section and steps.

Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels, some bushwalking experience recommended, may have steep hills, rough surface, and many steps.