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Spectacles Banksia Trail, Beeliar Park

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

This 3.5 kilometre easy walk through the Spectacles Wetland in Beeliar Park passes through banksia, sheoak and grasstree vegetation.

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Trail Start

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The Spectacles, McLaughlan Road, (35minute drive) south of Perth

Trail End

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McLaughlin Road Kwinana

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The Spectacles is 360 hectares of natural bush and wetland and is part of the chain of freshwater lakes on the Swan Coastal Plain known as Beeliar Regional Park. It is so named because it comprises two wetlands joined by a waterway, giving it the appearance of a pair of spectacles.

This walk is one of two in the area. The other is the Aboriginal Heritage Trail which circumnavigates the larger wetland.

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Time / Duration

1 hour


3.5km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

The Spectacles, McLaughlan Road, (35minute drive) south of Perth

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Trail End

McLaughlin Road Kwinana

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

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.


There are no toilets here
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

April to November


Trail Access

By road 10kms south of Perth CBD

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3 trail goers have rated Spectacles Banksia Trail, Beeliar Park as 4.33 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Grace G

Reviewed 26 Sep 2018, 1:43pm

Well maintained, signed, easy track and is easily the best kept secret.
I would not recommend walking it alone. I go very often to walk my dog and am yet to actually see another person there. There is always random cars in the car park, usually with people just sitting inside (not too sure why). During Spring the track is covered in beautiful yellow wildflowers.

The track is about 2 people in width so you walk quite close to the 'bush', because of this I would make sure your dog it by your side and on a lead at all time as it is very prone to snakes during warmer months.
Peter Sawyer

Reviewed 15 Jul 2018, 3:47pm

Lovely and green. Beautiful Paperbarks
Darryl McKenzie

Reviewed 4 Oct 2015, 4:48pm

Wonderful. The track is well maintained and marked. I have a young family including a two year old who was able to walk for some of the trek and carried without much effort. Suitable for dogs on a lead.

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