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About Banksia Hill Loop Trail, Canning River Park
Starting at Kent St Weir, walk over the weir and past the salt marshes, where you will find the trail markers. Only 1.5 kilometres in length the Banksia Hill Loop Trail can be a short walk after lunch at the local cafe or BBQ at the Weir - or can be additional to other walks in the Park including the Butterflies, Birds and Bridges Trail.
The Park contains a playground, lots of grass, paths to ride bikes and scooters around, and a bridge over the top of the Kent St Weir.
A cafe is in the same building as the Canning River Eco Education Centre.
The Castledare Miniature Railway has a station at the Park (the other Castledare station is not in this park but near by - they run miniature train rides once a month, details on their website - see links page)
Similar to a great deal of land upstream of the Kent St Weir, Banksia Hill was once cleared for grazing of cattle and horses as well as for market gardens. The farming family left the property in the 1950s, and remained untouched until 1990s when the Canning River Regional Park Volunteers intervened and begun rehabilitating the area. Some patches of remnant vegetation remained and from these areas natural succession was slowly taking place, but the volunteer group assisted by planting additional native plant species and eradicating the introduced species which threatened to take over.
Slowly the area has grown to resemble its former self, and is home to many fauna species including brush-tailed possums, short-nosed bandicoots and many bird species.
Be trail ready for Banksia Hill Loop Trail, Canning River Park
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Kent St Weir, Kent St, Wilson. Canning River Regional Park is an easy 20 minute drive from the CBD.
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.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsNote there is limited directional signage on the trail, check the map before you set off.
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Rack
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Interpretive Centre
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- View Platform
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round, wildflowers showing from September to November
Canning River Regional Park is an easy 20 minute drive from the CBD. It is accessible by all vehicles on sealed roads.
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Beginning of Banksia Hill Loop TrailBeginning of Banksia Hill Loop Trail
Bull BanksiaBanksia grandis (Bull Banksia) is one of the three Banksia species growing naturally and planted by volunteers in this area, others include Banksia attenuate (Slender Banksia) and Banksia menziesii (Firewood Banksia). They mostly flower in the warmer months of September through till December.
Canoes at Kent St WeirA popular place for canoeists, Canning River
Take the time to enjoy the serenity by the river
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