Hiking

Western Australia is home to some amazing hiking trails that are suitable for the whole family, many of which are located within easy reach of city areas. So what are you waiting for? Grab your pack and head out!

Easy Day Hikes for Kids

Half a day is all you need for a fun outing in the bush... but where to go?

Of course, West Austalians are very lucky to have the amazing, scenic Bibbulmun Track right on our doorstop.  This is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails and offers heaps of fantastic family-friendly hiking options over its 1000km length.  Check out the tips and trail suggestions from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation.

In deciding on the suitability of a hiking trail, you may want to refer to the Australian Walking Track Grading System. This can be summarised as:

Grade 1: suitable for the disabled with assistance
Grade 2: suitable for families with young children
Grade 3: recommended for people with some bushwalking experience
Grade 4: recommended for experienced bushwalkers
Grade 5: recommended for very experienced bushwalkers

Download our Top 5 Walk Trails for Families Resource

For trail suggestions, check these websites:

Family-friendly hiking clubs & associations

Read our hiking blog: Family Hikes - Day and Overnight Adventures!