Numbat Trail Half Day Hike

Numbat Trail Half Day Hike

The Numbat Trail is a challenging 12 kilometre loop offering some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding Avon Valley. Located within the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary there is an abundance of native fauna and flora along the well maintained paths with a variety of landscapes that will keep you distracted from the climbs. 

AUD $45.00 per person

Departing: Saturday 15 September 2018
Duration: 6 hours approx.

The Numbat Trail is highly regarded as one of Perths best hiking trails. A challenging hike with many steps that tests even the fittest of hikers but those willing to tackle the steep inclines are well rewarded with some of the most stunning views of the Avon Valley. The sanctuary runs a rehabilitation program that provides a home for dozens of native bird species, reptiles, amphibians, kangaroos, echidnas, quendas, possums and wallabies with sightings a plenty throughout the hike.

Group Size: Max 15

Location and Times:
Meet at Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary at 6.55am
Departure 7.00am; return 1.00pm approx

Please note that the time is an approximate, in most cases the hike will run for this time but depends on the pace of the group overall and in some cases is shorter or longer. Please advise the facilitator if you are on a tight schedule.

Fitness Level: This is a Grade 3 trail, requiring a good fitness level. There are many steps which tend to wreak havoc on knees. Hiking Poles are encouraged to reduce the pressure on them.

Important Information

Suitable for most fitness levels. You do not have to be incredibly fit but there are often steps, or steep ascents and descents so you must be able to handle that terrain.

Toilet facilities are available at start/end point only.

Children 8+ are welcome but they must be of an age where they can hike the distance and sit quietly themselves without disturbing yourself or anyone else throughout our nature immersion activities.

Unfortunately we are unable to cater for wheelchair access.

Payment Terms:
Payment can be made via Credit Card (fees apply) & must be made at time of booking.  Cash is not accepted on the day.

If you wish to pay via Paypal (fees apply) or Bank Transfer please contact us via DM, email or call 0408428923 as we will need to process manually.

Cancellation Policy: 
Strict 72hrs notice is required for refund. You are welcome to onsell your ticket if it falls within this time. The walk will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.


"I experienced the Kitty's Gorge hike with Chelle and a lovely group. The scenery is stunning and the recent rains turned on a lovely show of water falls."

- Linda - 


"I have done two moonlight forest immersion hikes now and each one has been a wonderful experience and grounding. A wonderful way to restore your energy amongst nature and be truly mindful".

- Luke R - 


Hi Chelle, I just wanted to write a quick msg to let you know how awesome it has been going on your group hikes. I have always wanted to do something in the outdoors which involved both weight loss and mental healing. I have slowly found something that has helped me establish who i am as a person as it has given me the clarity i been looking for, to find myself as a person. And I love myself for it! Thank you for creating such a great team environment for all fitness level, people that love to be one with nature, and for people that just need that time to find what they need 🙂 You rock!


I joined the New Moon walk tonight at the Zigzag and had a great time. A short enough walk to do not being fit but long enough to get a workout. Amazing scenery and the end of hot tea and singing bowls was lovely. Highly recommend as a doable experience that is affordable and not hard for a usually sedentary person to achieve. Chelle and Dave were great hosts that have great experience to offer.

- Ruth - 

I highly recommend the 1 day tour to Perth Waterfalls with Chelle at DownUnderDiscover. As a foreign it was a pleasure to met a local with such sound knowledge of WA nature and the outdoors experiences. I enjoyed and learned a lot on this tour and the waterfalls were spectaculars.The tour is very well thought, and runs smoothly through the day with a great attention. We have time to ask questions, enjoy the walks without rushing and spend a wonderful day. For sure I will come back for another hike/outdoors experience.

- Olga - 

We had a wonderful morning on the recent Zig Zag Flora, Fauna & History Tour. There was an abundance of wildflowers to discover, learn about and photograph. Learning the history of the Zig Zag and early settlers was very interesting and gave us a new appreciation of the area. Our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great morning tea. Thank you for an excellent event.

- Adele - 

We had a beautiful evening walk with Chelle. The moon didn't quite make it through the clouds, but the energy was exquisite, and the guide, and company, lovely. Thoroughly recommend this experience, and I can't wait to try others, such as the New Moon walk.

- Jaki - 

Great walking tour in the hills. Loved the very knowledgeable Ken who walked us through the amazing flowers of the region. Highly recommended. Oooh and such a yummy lemon myrtle cake too.

- Trevor - 

The forest walk was amazing. I really enjoyed the meditation and connection exercises and the walk itself is very manageable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes nature and walking!!

- Debbie - 

Mothers day Hike was for my daughter and I our first venture on to the Bibbulmun Track. From the start Chelle and her family crew made us feel very welcome. The Hike was relaxed and at a speed suitable for all ages .Chelle very informative about the trail and the surrounding plants and trees. Midway homemade scones and tea was a welcome break in the midst of beautiful tranquil surroundings. The mothers day flowers and chocolates at the end was also lovely surprise. We will definately be booking more hikes with Down Under Discoveries.

- Meg -

Fantastic hike, no pressure to rush. I absolutely loved the meditative forest immersion moment. Yummo handmade bushtucker morning tea was a real treat. The morning started off quite crisp and cool but brightened to a warm, clear day. Chelle, our guide is really knowledgeable but warm, approachable and has great people skills.When I can afford another hike, hopefully a night one, will definitely be choosing this lovely family run business.

- Sandie - 

Thanks Chelle at Down Under Discoveries, I had a really great time, learnt lots and didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any point! even with the snake trails � 
I couldn't do something like that on my own so it's great you've created something that gets people outside �
Lovely group of people and I look forward to my next adventure! ��

- Tamara -


What’s Included

  • Guided half day hike
  • Nature immersion
  • A variety of Bushtucker infused slices, biscuits and bliss balls as well as some Warndu Bushtucker herbal tea to wash it down.
  • National Park fees
  • Insurances
  • Photos posted on our Facebook Page

What to Bring

  • Plenty of water
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+), insect repellent
  • Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
  • Binoculars and Hiking Poles (optional)
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Travel insurance*
* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.

Terms and Conditions

Please go to the following link to read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking. This includes information about our Cancellation Policy.

Down Under Discoveries Terms and Conditions