Mount Matilda Short Loop

1 h 30 min to 2 h
45 min to 1 h

4.6 km

↑ 131 m
↓ -132 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Mount Matilda car park off Waddington-Wongan Road, Wongan Hills, this walk takes you on a circuit past the summit of Mount Matilda via the Mount Matilda Walk Trail. Set among an impressive landscape of natural bushland, wheat fields, rocky outcrops and stunning wildflowers, this is a spectacular walk, especially in spring. A wonderful walk trail progresses up the rocky stairs onto the flat hill of Mount Matilda, then winds through the bushland area with several lookout points along the way. The trail has two loops to choose from. The shorter option features a yellow marker with the malleefowl symbol and is suitable for all fitness levels, while the more challenging option follows a yellow marker with a thorny devil symbol. Both trails venture to the western side of the mesa, providing views of the wheat fields and Lake Hinds. The tracks have seats at every lookout point, as well as interpretive signage detailing the different flora and fauna that can be seen along the way. The trail was actually proposed in the early 1900s, yet it took more than 90 years to construct. You can book a guided tour from the visitor centre if you'd like to learn more about the place. 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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