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Wunanga Trail Whiteman Park

Updated: Apr 2

It's been a while since we have walked the Wunanga Trail. Wunanga means ‘quiet’ or ‘peaceful’ in Noongar and this trail certainly lives up to its name. The yellow trail is just over 4km long so will take about 1 to 2 hours. As the trail is set in a figure of eight you can do a shorter walk by just completing one loop following the orange trail markers. The trail is mostly flat but is dirt (not compacted) so not particularly suited to prams.

The trail starts just behind the Revolutions Transport Museum near the Village Railway Junction Station and heads through the western part of the park. This trail passes through various woodlands and is completely different to Whiteman Park's other trails - Goo Loorto and Werrilyiup - which are wetland walks. Trail notes can be downloaded from the Whiteman Park website.

The trail passes by Kangaroo Flats Station with it's beautiful mosaic mural. You might spot a kangaroo of two or make friends with a different creature on this walk.

The best time of year is Winter and Spring when the fungi and wildflowers are out.

After your walk explore the Revolutions Transport Museum open every day from 10am - 4pm. Entry by donation. Or catch a Vintage Train Ride on the Bennett Brook Railway to explore more of the park. For all the things to see and do refer to the link at Whiteman Park.

The Bennett Brook Railway runs weekends and school holidays and over winter you can ride the steam train. Note you will get covered in soot riding at the front of the steam train. The trains cover a loop similar to the Wunanga Trail passing by Kangaroo Flats station before crossing Bennett Brook heading into Zamia Station and then back to the start. The trip takes about 20 minutes. It costs $10 per adult, $5 per child but the ticket is valid all day so you can have multiple trips.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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