Sugarloaf Rock Lookout

20 min to 1 h
20 min to 1 h 30 min

180 m

↑ 3 m
↓ -3 m

Easy track
Starting from Sugarloaf Rock Car Park, Naturaliste, this walk takes you to Sugarloaf Lookout. Take a stroll along with the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and have a chance to see migratory wild birds. When you reach Sugarloaf Rock, look for red-tailed tropicbirds. Sugarloaf Rock is their mating site as it creates a safe zone from coastal predators. They mate for life and come back to the area annually. You can find more information about these amazing creatures on the lookout. In addition to bird watching, you can explore the rocky sections and geological formations along the coastline and look for whales migrating between September and November. 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 (-33.5598706,115.008307)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bussell Highway, 10, Carbunup River.
  • Turn on to Wildwood Road then drive for 5 km
  • Turn right onto Quindalup South Road and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn right onto Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road and drive for another 850 m
  • Turn left onto Quindalup Siding Road and drive for another 3.2 km
  • Turn left onto Caves Road, 250 and drive for another 2.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Caves Road and drive for another 120 m
  • Continue onto Caves Road, 250 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Seymour Boulevard and drive for another 175 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Dunsborough Place and drive for another 130 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Naturaliste Terrace and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn right onto Cape Naturaliste Road, 250 and drive for another 8.2 km
  • Turn left onto Sugar Loaf Road and drive for another 2.8 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Sugarloaf Rock Car Park at the end of Sugarloaf Road (approximately 2.5 km west of the intersection with Cape Naturaliste Road), walk towards the white ‘Fishing For Abalone’ sign. Take the reddish paved track and continue along the Sugarloaf Rock Lookout track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 65 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 80 m veer right.
After another 9 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 90 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Sugarloaf Rock Lookout

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 180 m
Time 20 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -67 m back from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-67 m[toilet]
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