The Mount Matilda Walk Trail is located 12 kilometres from Wongan Hills (2 hours drive north east of Perth). Set amongst an impressive landscape of natural bushland, a sea of wheat fields, rocky outcrops and 1,300 wildflower species, this is a spectacular walk, especially in spring. Drive out via New Norcia and make a day of it.
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 below.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au