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.
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.
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.
Ever walked through a 100 m long abandoned railway tunnel? Just outside of Zeehan is the Spray Tunnel Loop, an easy one-hour return walk that passes through the Spray Tunnel, a 100 m long abandoned train tunnel that leads to what was the Spray Silver Mine.
Take a short walk on the edge of a mountain to discover a seasonal 50 metre waterfall at the foot of Mount Owen. The falls are best seen after heavy rain or in the winter/spring period but even during summer you'll experience magnificent mountain views.
Donaghys Hill Lookout
Enjoy wilderness views of mountain tops and the Franklin River after this short walk. The track climbs a hill at an easy grade and lands you perched and protected on a rocky lookout point where superb wilderness views will keep your camera busy.