Possum Circuit

45 min to 1 h 15 min

2.6 km

↑ 97 m
↓ -97 m

Easy track
Starting from Paruna Sanctuary, Gidgegannup, this walk takes you on a circuit around the area. This is the easiest of three trails in the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. You can enjoy views along the Avon River Valley through the walk, with ancient rock formations scattered throughout the spectacular woodland. As the wildlife is pretty rich, you can be ready to have small encounters, especially with croaking frogs during the winter months of June, July and August. You can follow the beige markers depicting a possum at turns and junctions while you traverse. It is also suitable for all fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.6975841,116.1330198)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Northern Highway, 1, 95, Baskerville.
  • Turn on to Cathedral Avenue then drive for 16.8 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 730 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 20 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 85 m cross the ford.
Turn sharp right, to head along Possum Trail.
After another 610 m cross the ford.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 430 m continue straight, to head along Possum Trail.
After another 630 m continue straight, to head along Possum Trail.
After another 590 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 70 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Possum Circuit

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.6 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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