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The Bald Head Trail is open!

The highly popular and stunningly beautiful Bald Head Walk Trail near Albany is now re-opened after extensive upgrades.   

  • By Rachel Hutton
  • 14th December, 2022

Parks and Wildlife staff and contractors have spent months upgrading the track to install new boardwalks and steps to guide hikers across the challenging, 12.5km, six-hour walk in Albany’s Torndirrup National Park. 

The work stabilises washed-out dunes and helps prevent future erosion. 

While the track has been upgraded, the scenery remains the same – a jaw-droppingly beautiful mix of wild Southern Ocean coastline, towering granite rocks, white beaches and turquoise seas. 

But it remains a long and challenging Grade 4 bushwalk that requires a high level of fitness, experience and preparation. The track is long, and parts are rough and the terrain is steep and difficult in sections. Do not attempt to return via the beaches due to unseen hazards. 

Make sure you bring sufficient water and food and come prepared for changing weather conditions – this is Albany after all! 

Also, be sure you leave sufficient time to complete the walk in daylight – this is no place to be walking in the dark. 

Get a taste for this gorgeous walk by watching this video

We reckon you’re going to love it. 

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