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Baldivis Children’s Forest Trail Baldivis Children’s Forest Trail

Bush Walk  in Perth & Surrounds

Peel, Perth Metro

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2 km
    • Bush Walk Class 1

      All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

Baldivis Children’s Forest is a unique public reserve of 49 acres located approximately 50 kilometres south of Perth. It was created and maintained as a bushland reserve by children since it began. It contains tuart woodlands and a conservation category wetland.  Make sure to wear your gumboots!

Children are always excited to visit the Baldivis Children's Forest
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As a public reserve, Baldivis Children's Forest is always open to pedestrian traffic. From the parking area on Mandurah Road, the walk trails begin at the entry gate.

Half way up the hill to the right there is the Nyungar Bush Tucker loop that provides an understanding of the way traditional owners lived. At the top of the hill to the left is a large undercover area, toilets, bbq and public art. From this point take the walk trail to the east which will lead you down past the amphitheatre.

Once you reach the bottom of the hill, cross over the gravel road and take the trail leading you through the outridge swamp area. This trail loops back to the gravel road, head south and join the previous trail to head back up the hill (Bird View), until you reach the Tuart Woodland trail, heading right (north) before you reach the amphitheatre. This walk trail will allow you to take in the tuart woodlands, connecting back to the outdoor facilities once again. There are various walk trails to discover in this reserve that is managed for the conservation of native plants and animals.

No dogs, pets or trail bikes are permitted in the reserve.

Local students have played a key role in establishing plants indigenous to the area, ensuring they remain healthy and provide a natural and safe habitat for a whole range of animal, reptile and bird species.

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(08) 9592 3464

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Time / Duration

20 - 25 minutes



What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

1399 Mandurah Road Baldivis WA 6171

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 1

All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.

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Hazards & Warnings

Please note that if the fire danger rating is severe, extreme or catastrophic the Forest will be closed.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

In the wet weather make sure you wear your gumboots to splash in the puddles and explore the wetland area. In the warmer weather please keep an eye out for snakes and at the end of your walk check carefully for ticks.

Trail Access

Road and bus

Prohibited Items

No pets please
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1 trail goers have rated Baldivis Children’s Forest Trail as 3 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 31 May 2023, 7:26pm

This is such great place to take the kids exploring. Many trails to choose from and loads of obstacles for them to enjoy. Highly recommend taking the kids along.

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