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Hepburn Heights Conservation Area

Walk on the back of this ancient sand dune and encounter panoramic views and a wide range of native plants and animals
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.305 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Walk on the back of this ancient sand dune and encounter panoramic views and a wide range of native plants and animals.

Tips:  Compacted limestone paths with two optional sand tracks.

Best time of year is between July and November

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Points of Interest

1. Hepburn Heights Conservation Area

Hepburn Heights Conservation Area is located in the suburb of Padbury, 22 kilometers north of Perth.
It was was named after Walter Padbury (22 December 1820 – 18 April 1907)who was a philanthropist and pioneer farmer.
This is good allyear round. The best time is ate Winter to early Spring.

2. Hepburn Heights Short History

Hepburn Heights Conservation Area was created after a 6 year protest by local residents. It is an ancient sandune that creates a natural habitat for native plant and animal species

3. Eucalyptus Trees

4. Western Horizon

As you look west, you can see Rottnest Island and Scarborough Beach.

5. Parrotbush

Parrotbush have sharp leaves and grow in dense thickets and provides a home for small birds like the weebill and honey eaters.
It also represents about 80% of the nectar in this type of ecosystem.
They are in flower from August to March.

6. Hepburn Height Reservoir

Birds to look out for:

Goshawk
Kites
Tawny Frogmouth (night only)

7. Common Donkey Orchid

These are short lived plants that flower on mass during spring. They are very distinctive and can be seen off this part of the track.

8. Wild flower walk

As you turn left onto a sand track you will see many different species of wild flowers like:
Orchids.
Cats paw.
Purple tassels.
Blue devils and, many more.

9. Hepburn Heights Summit

At the summit you will be able to see Rottnest Island to the west, Perth city to the south and the Darling Range to the east