Syd's Rapids, Echidna and Kingfisher Circuit

2 h 30 min to 4 h

10.6 km

↑ 389 m
↓ -389 m

Hard track
Starting from the Walyunga Pool Car park off Walyunga Road, Walyunga National Park, this walk leads to Syd's Rapids and back. Walyunga National Park sits on the very rim of the Darling Scarp and protects nearly 1,800 hectares of virgin bushland and its resident native animals. Visit Walyunga National Park after some rain for the most incredible rapids display to complement the rugged valley. The walk to Syd's Rapids is a gentle, mostly flat hike along the river's edge, suitable for first-timers and families. The trail reveals the Aboriginal myths, stories and traditional uses of the river, landscape and local fauna and flora in this beautiful location. There is ample parking at the main picnic sites, and facilities include toilets, gas barbecues and picnic tables. With a combination of stunning views, national park scenery, an abundance of flora and fauna, cultural history, and a chance for some wildlife spotting, this is an excellent adventure for the curious hiker. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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