Mount Matilda near Wongan Hills offers a spectacular interpretive flora walk to its peak. Choose between the two hour Mount Matilda Walk suitable for all levels of fitness or the more challenging three hour loop, which covers a distance of seven kilometres.
Wongan Hills Reserve is a home to a number of endangered species of wildflowers including 16 varieties that can only be found in this region. Read the informative plaques throughout the walk detailing the vegetation along the way. Learn about the interesting history of the trail which was initially proposed in the early 1900s but took 93 years to finally construct.
Visit the four lookouts along the trail with magnificent view across the countryside. Mount Matilda is the highest peak within Wongan Hills and offers an uninterrupted panoramic view. For a more informative walk, visit the Wongan Hills Visitor Centre to book in for a guided tour of Mount Matilda.
Mount Matilda is a 10 minute drive from the charming town of Wongan Hills and a two hour drive north of Perth. It is a nature lover's paradise with a variety of scenic walks on offer.
Starting at the interpretive trailhead in the car park, make your way up to the rocky stairs onto the flat hill of Mount Matilda, the highest peak within the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu. The easy Top Trail has two loops to choose from. A short 4.8 kilometre loop or a seven kilometre loop. The short option follows a yellow marker with a bird symbol while the other loop follows a yellow marker with a thorny devil.
Both trails venture to the western side of the mesa to take in the views of wheat and Lake Hinds. The trails have seats at every view point as well as interpretive signage. Highlights include the views at speakers chair, gimlet gully and red barked gimlets growing in profusion belo