There are many great walking trials in WA from beginner to advanced
WARNING make sure you follow the safety guidelines for each walk as our outback can be dangerous
Safety on the Trail
- Tell someone at home (or the Ranger) exactly where you are going and what time you expect to be back.
- Notify them of your safe return.
- Make sure your water is easy to access and drink regularly to prevent headaches and dehydration.
- On longer or gorge trails, check weather and track conditions before going and take a map.
- If you are lost retrace your route to the last trail marker.
- Don’t drink untreated water from streams, pools or water tanks. Always treat ‘wild’ water by boiling or using a water treatment device.
- Don’t go alone! Have a least four people in your group so if an incident occurs two can go for help and one can remain with the injured person.
- Don’t overestimate your abilities. Choose a trail suitable for the least fit or youngest member of your group.
To avoid blisters always stop when you feel a ‘hot spot’. If the blister hasn’t formed, cover the area with a big piece of fixomull (available on a roll from pharmacists). If the blister has formed, use a blister kit (also available from pharmacists). Avoid using band-aids as these can make the blister worse by rolling up at the edges and rubbing the area.
Your first aid kit should contain the following basic essentials:
- Antiseptic cream
- Antiseptic swabs
- Band AidsTM
- Butterfly wound closures
- Dressings (sterile)
- Elastic bandage for sprains and snake-bite treatment
- Paracetamol or other suitable pain killer
- Never Scare Animals
All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.