Cape Peron Loop Walk

30 min to 1 h


10 min to 30 min
40 min to 1 h 15 min

2 km
circuit

↑ 21 m
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Easy track
Starting from the car park at the end of Point Peron Road, Peron, this walk takes you on a circuit around the coastline of Cape Peron. Cape Peron, known locally as Point Peron, is a coastal beauty and the headland at Rockingham Lakes Regional Park, just a few minutes drive from the city centre of Rockingham. The area is known for its protected sandy beaches, rugged limestone cliffs, offshore reefs and panoramic sea views, and is home to many different family-friendly trails. Cape Peron is surrounded by the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, which is home to bottlenose dolphins, Australian sea lions, loggerhead turtles and a variety of birdlife, including penguins. The calm and clear waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and kayaking, while the shoreline makes for some very scenic walks. Plenty of coves, beaches and viewpoints are present, along with WW2 ruins. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Cape Peron on a walk along its shores, or take the plunge to explore some of the underwater features of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. This is a relatively short walk, but the panoramic ocean views you'll get from almost every possible angle may prolong the time you'll spend. More if you decide to explore all the coves and lookouts. The walk can be considered easy and is mostly wheelchair-friendly. Dogs are allowed, as long as they're kept on a leash. Along the mainland foreshore of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, there are water stations, toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and several locations to purchase provisions. 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
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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 (-32.2691498,115.6904928)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Ennis Avenue, 1
  • Turn on to Dixon Road then drive for 1.6 km
  • Turn right onto Goddard Street and drive for another 255 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Patterson Road and drive for another 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Patterson Road and drive for another 910 m
  • Turn left onto Parkin Street and drive for another 960 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Parkin Street and drive for another 930 m
  • Turn right onto Safety Bay Road and drive for another 55 m
  • Turn left onto Point Peron Road, 202 and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn right onto Point Peron Road and drive for another 100 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the northern carpark at the end of Point Peron Road(130 metres northwest of Point Peron Camp School), head along the concrete path at the far end of the carpark, passing a 'Shoalwater Islands Marine Park' informative sign and a 'John Point' directional sign shortly ahead. Follow the concrete path ahead along the coastline, keeping the water to your right, and continue the Cape Peron Loop Walk(counterclockwise).....
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Start.
After another 490 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the John Point, wehere you can view the vast ocean in all its glory, unimpeded. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 50 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to a little rocky peninsula, providing you with panaromic westerly views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 95 m turn right.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to the western beach. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 95 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the scenic Point Peron Lookout Bridge. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 130 m continue straight.
After another 35 m turn sharp left.
After another 10 m veer right.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 100 m turn right, to head along Point Peron Lookout Access.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Point Peron Road & Point Peron Lookout Access) veer left, to head along Point Peron Road (a service road).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Point Peron Road.
After another 75 m come to the end.

This optional side trip takes you to the observation post and the operations centre of the Peron Battery, dating back to the WWII.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 120 m turn left.
After another 10 m find the "Peron Battery Observation Post" (on your right).
Peron Battery Observation Post
Peron Battery Observation Post

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After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 15 m come to "Peron Battery Operations Centre".
Peron Battery Operations Centre
Peron Battery Operations Centre

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The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 225 m to the main route.

This optional side trip takes you to the northern storage bunker of the Peron Battery.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m come to "Peron Battery Storage Bunker North".
Peron Battery Storage Bunker North
Peron Battery Storage Bunker North

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The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.

This side trip takes you to the John Point, wehere you can view the vast ocean in all its glory, unimpeded.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 85 m come to "John Point".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 135 m to the main route.

This side trip takes you to a little rocky peninsula, providing you with panaromic westerly views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.

An optional side trip taking you to the western beach.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 95 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 95 m to the main route.

This side trip takes you to the scenic Point Peron Lookout Bridge.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 45 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 85 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Cape Peron Loop Walk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
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)
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