5 Best Walks in the Great Southern Region

There are fabulous walks almost everywhere throughout the Great Southern region.  Some right from our doorstep here in Porongurup and others nearby in the Stirling Range National Park, Albany, Denmark and Walpole.

We’ve selected 5 of our favourites to inspire you to get out and enjoy some of the best walks in the Great Southern region.

Each week we will share one of these walks with you.


  1. Castle Rock & the Granite Skywalk, Porongurup National Park
  2. Nancy’s Peak, Porongurup National Park
  3. Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park
  4. Point Possession Heritage Trail, Vancouver Peninsula
  5. Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup National Park

Walk 5 – Bald Head Walk Trail

  • intriguing isthmus

Trail starts:  Off Murray Rd, Torndirrup National Park

Distance: 12.5 km return

Time: 5-7 hours

Bald Head Walk Isthmus Hill

Just a short drive from Albany, the trail along the Flinders Peninsula offers absolutely stunning views of the Southern Ocean and King George Sound.

It’s a challenging 12.5 km hike, taking around 6-8 hours.  The terrain is undulating, with some quite steep sections, but the views along the trail make it worth the effort.  Our hiking poles certainly came in handy on the steep raised walkway sections.

What is striking about this walk, apart from the scenery and breathtaking views, is the narrow ridge line over Isthmus Hill, which is utterly fascinating.

National Geographic describes an isthmus as “a narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses and separates two bodies of water”.

The juxtaposition of the water on both sides of the isthmus was remarkable.  On one side the wild wash and crashing waves against bare granite rock, compared to the quiet, lapping waves and turquoise patterned waters and silence on the other.

For detailed information about the walks, visit the TrailsWA website http://trailswa.com.au/trails/bald-head-walk-trail

Book your stay

The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat is a great place to base yourself and a perfect spot to relax after spending the day out exploring.

If you love nature, then you will definitely want add Porongurup to your itinerary.  The information provided above will hopefully guide you on some fabulous walks in the Great Southern.

Can’t wait to see you here in Porongurup!