Sika Circuit

2 h to 3 h

1 h to 1 h 45 min

10.3 km
circuit

↑ 247 m
↓ -247 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Kiosk at the Dam parking lot on Wellington Dam Road, Worsley, this walk takes you on a circuit within Wellington National Park via the Sika Trail. Suitable for both walkers and cyclists, this trail loops through lush jarrah and marri and blackbutt forest, passing through Potters Gorge Campground where you'll find a mountain bike pump track. The trail is mostly well signposted and can be walked/cycled in either direction, following the contours of the landscape on gently undulating forest tracks. Every now and then you'll get a glimpse of the shimmering water of Wellington Dam, but the real treat in this area are the slopes of tall jarrah trees and the mature undergrowth. The thick jarrah forest is broken up by a couple of brief trips across Pipeline Road where you get a break in the canopy and are able to see the water pipeline. Most of the trail is wide enough for both riders and hikers, but be wary of traffic. This walk is best done in spring, with an assortment of wildflowers in bloom. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.3976255,115.9806449)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Western Highway, 20, Burekup.
  • Turn on to 107 then drive for 30 m
  • Turn slight right onto 107 and drive for another 18 km
  • Turn right onto Wellington Dam Road and drive for another 11 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Kiosk at the Dam parking lot, head north-north-west along the dirt track as you move away from the Kiosk at the Dam. After about 210 metres, veer/turn left to continue the Sika Circuit (clockwise).....
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Start.
Kiosk at the Dam (about 115 m back from the start).
Kiosk at the Dam
Kiosk at the Dam

Located close to the Wellington Dam Lookout and the Quarry picnic area, Kiosk at the Dam is a hub for visitors to Wellington National Park. The family-run kiosk is noted for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, beautifully situated amidst some of Western Australia's most spectacular scenery and wildlife. Their menu changes regularly to take advantage of the best local seasonal produce. There is a parking lot near the kiosk as well. You can book a spot at Potters Gorge or Honeymoon Pool at the kiosk.
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Located close to the Wellington Dam Lookout and the Quarry picnic area, Kiosk at the Dam is a hub for visitors to Wellington National Park. The family-run kiosk is noted for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, beautifully situated amidst some of Western Australia's most spectacular scenery and wildlife. Their menu changes regularly to take advantage of the best local seasonal produce. There is a parking lot near the kiosk as well. You can book a spot at Potters Gorge or Honeymoon Pool at the kiosk.

After 720 m find the "Water Pipeline - Wellington Dam" (7 m on your right).
Water Pipeline - Wellington Dam
Water Pipeline - Wellington Dam

The thick Jarrah forest is broken up by a brief trip across Pipeline Road, where you get your first sighting of the water pipeline.
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The thick Jarrah forest is broken up by a brief trip across Pipeline Road, where you get your first sighting of the water pipeline.

Continue straight, to head along Sika Trail.
After another 4 km (at the intersection of Munda Biddi Trail & Sika Trail) continue straight, to head along Munda Biddi Trail (a walking track).
After another 1.1 km (at the intersection of Sika Trail & Munda Biddi Trail) turn right, to head along Sika Trail (a footpath).
After another 1.1 km (at the intersection of Wellington Dam Road & Sika Trail) turn right, to head along Wellington Dam Road (a vehicle track).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Wellington Dam Road & Sika Trail) veer left, to head along Sika Trail (a highway|cycleway).
After another 890 m (at the intersection of Sika Trail & Pipeline Road) continue straight, to head along Sika Trail.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Sika Trail & Wiilman Bilya Trail) continue straight, to head along Sika Trail.
After another 1.3 km find the "Potters Gorge Campground" (150 m on your left).
Potters Gorge Campground
Potters Gorge Campground

Situated on the shore of the Wellington Dam in a shady jarrah and marri forest setting is a spacious campground with 60 campsites to choose from. Potters Gorge is ideal for a relaxing weekend outing and offers an undisturbed view across the backwaters of the dam. The campground has enough space for caravans, trailers and other large vehicles. Numerous footpaths lead from the campground down to the calm blue waters of Wellington Dam, which offers many water-based activities including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. Right next to some of the campsites is a brand new mountain bike pump track, designed primarily for the younger kids. Facilities include drop toilets, camp kitchens with gas barbecues and tables, and fire rings in the campsites. Heaps of picnic tables are available near the numerous campsites as well. Although the campground has no power or drinking water, generators are allowed during set hours and rainwater is available. But the water is non-potable and should be boiled before drinking. Bookings must be made online or at Kiosk at the Dam prior to arrival.
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Situated on the shore of the Wellington Dam in a shady jarrah and marri forest setting is a spacious campground with 60 campsites to choose from. Potters Gorge is ideal for a relaxing weekend outing and offers an undisturbed view across the backwaters of the dam. The campground has enough space for caravans, trailers and other large vehicles. Numerous footpaths lead from the campground down to the calm blue waters of Wellington Dam, which offers many water-based activities including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. Right next to some of the campsites is a brand new mountain bike pump track, designed primarily for the younger kids. Facilities include drop toilets, camp kitchens with gas barbecues and tables, and fire rings in the campsites. Heaps of picnic tables are available near the numerous campsites as well. Although the campground has no power or drinking water, generators are allowed during set hours and rainwater is available. But the water is non-potable and should be boiled before drinking. Bookings must be made online or at Kiosk at the Dam prior to arrival.

After another 20 m pass the toilet (100 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Sika Trail.
After another 1.1 km (at the intersection of Wellington Dam Road & Sika Trail) turn left, to head along Wellington Dam Road (a vehicle track).
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Sika Trail & Wellington Dam Road) turn right, to head along Sika Trail (a footpath).
After another 40 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Sika Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 10.3 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Campsite: There is one 9.1 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 9.1 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Campsite
9.1 kmPotters Gorge Campground
Toilet
9.1 km[toilet]
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