Craigie Bushland Loop

30 min to 45 min
15 min to 26 min
30 min to 1 h

1.6 km
circuit

↑ 20 m
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Easy track
Starting behind the Craigie Leisure Centre off Whitfords Avenue, Craigie, this walk takes you on a circuit within the Quenda Reserve Enclosure in Craigie Bushland. Craigie Bushland is a major conservation area with several walking trails, perfect for a suburban self-guided nature walk. The bushland is well preserved and filled with the sounds of birds, making it easy to forget you are in the middle of suburbia. Quendas (southern brown bandicoots) are residents of the bush here. The area is fenced to protect the Quenda, and inside the enclosure are some amazing walk trails, sealed pathways and compacted limestone trails. The trails outside the fence are more sandy or gravelly. Throughout the reserve, you will find seating and signage with information about local flora and fauna. The trails are well signposted and are circular in nature, so you can enjoy a long walk around the reserve and back to your entry point. Dogs are prohibited within the Quenda Reserve Enclosure but are allowed on a leash outside the fenced area. 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
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Start (-31.7939124,115.7768715)
Mode Bus Car Train
DirectionsFrom Reid Highway, 3
  • Turn on to then drive for 6.7 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 480 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 580 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 295 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 160 m
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Getting started
From behind the Craigie Leisure Centre off Whitfords Avenue, Craigie, head into the Quenda Reserve Enclosure though the double gated entry point located opposite the rear carpark. Make sure you close the gates behind you to ensure the Quenda cannot get out. Follow the sealed path straight ahead, then turn left after about 100m and continue the Craigie Bushland Loop (clockwise).....
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Find the Craigie Bushland at the start.
Craigie Bushland
Craigie Bushland

The reserve covers approximately 56 hectares of bushland and includes a permanent fenced area of approximately 42 hectares. The area is home to banksia, grass trees, eucalypts, hakeas and grevilleas. In spring, you may come across multiple species of wildflowers, such as fringe lilies and donkey orchids. If you are a keen bird watcher, there are plenty of birds flying around and making a home in the trees. Quenda, a small native marsupial listed as a Priority 4 fauna species, live within the fenced area.
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The reserve covers approximately 56 hectares of bushland and includes a permanent fenced area of approximately 42 hectares. The area is home to banksia, grass trees, eucalypts, hakeas and grevilleas. In spring, you may come across multiple species of wildflowers, such as fringe lilies and donkey orchids. If you are a keen bird watcher, there are plenty of birds flying around and making a home in the trees. Quenda, a small native marsupial listed as a Priority 4 fauna species, live within the fenced area.

After another 100 m veer left.
After another 360 m continue straight.
After another 225 m turn right.
After another 310 m turn right.
After another 120 m turn right.
After another 75 m turn right.
After another 220 m continue straight.
After another 110 m turn left.
After another 105 m come to the end.
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Craigie Bushland Loop


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.6 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
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)
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