Sara P rated Baigup Wetland, Bayswater/Maylands a 4 out of 5
Perfect for walking with a pram.
There were a lot of cyclists riding quite fast when I was there so it's not the sort of place I would let my toddler walk around and explore.
A.P. Hinds Reserve carpark (Bayswater Paddlesports Club) Milne Street Bayswater
Kelvin Street/Swan View Terrace junction in Maylands
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Baigup Wetland is a twenty hectare reserve seven kilometres east of Perth’s CBD. Best access if coming by car is from A. P. Hinds Reserve at the end of Milne Street next to Garrett Road Bridge in Bayswater. Park here and proceed under the bridge to the start of the trail.
As part of the Swan River floodplain, Baigup is sacred to the Wadjuk Noongar people of Perth. The Noongar word baigup means Place of Rushes.
Baigup is one of very few relatively intact riverside wetlands remaining in the middle and lower reaches of the Swan. Its serene sedge plains and interesting paperbark trees are remnants of the original fringing vegetation. Importantly, Baigup is registered nationally as a Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community (TEC) because of this vegetation.
Two constructed lakes attract waterbirds. With eighty six species of bush and water birds identified since mid 2012, Baigup regularly attracts birdwatchers and photographers.
In addition to the sealed path through Baigup, there are also two limestone tracks to less accessible parts of the reserve. These tracks are not suitable for wheelchairs or bicycles.
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
A relaxing and leisurely visit could take 40 minutes or more.
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Access available all year with April to December the most pleasant months.
Road, bus or train then walk or bus.
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