Beautiful Day for a Hike at Paruna Sanctuary

August 29, 2012 Around Perth & WAEvents, Places & Fun StuffGear I LikeHiking Trekking WalkingOutdoor Adventure  6 comments

Paruna Sanctuary
A couple of months ago I went on a day hike with about 40 ladies from the Adventurous Womens Club to Paruna Santuary in the Avon Valley in Perth.  I have to say I had never heard of the place and I have lived in Western Australia most of my life.  But as you already know I love to hike and explore, so of course I took this opportunity to get :
It was my first time to christen my gear which I bought at various retail shops and online stores at bargain prices.  I highly recommend doing your research and taking your time to not only look for bargains but find the right gear for you and your trekking needs. So you can imagine how excited I was not only because I was going hiking but because I was going to use my new “stuff”! The only thing I didn’t bring with me which I now wish I did was my JetBoil Flash personal cooking system but that’s OK I survived. (Again, I got a bargain on this one too! I only paid 30% of the retail price).
It was a perfect day for a hike.  The sanctuary is surrounded by a high wire fence to protect the wildlife and there is only enough parking on the unsealed road for possibly 20 cars.  Once we got into the sanctuary there’s a map on a board and a small toilet block, to take care of your bodily needs before your hike.

  I was just amazed at how beautiful the sanctuary is and how I didn’t even know it existed. Camping is allowed but in order to get into the sanctuary you must first call to organise to get the code to get into the sanctuary.

There’s also a monument of Sir John Forrest, but somehow a few of us seemed to miss this. We stopped at a high point and the view was just gorgeous with the blue skies overhead and the green hills afar, and also the sound of the Hotham Valley train passing.  We could barely see the train hidden by all the trees and greenery. But it just made it so much more special.
Sitting on top of the boulders eating our lunch that we each individually packed for ourselves, with all of us scattered about, it was just a fun, relaxing and invigorating day out.

(You can see me in the background of this pic below eating my lunch)

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