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About Bayswater Foreshore Play Trail
The family-friendly Bayswater Foreshore Walking Trail begins at Riverside Gardens, and walkers are then taken on a loop trail where they will visit Enviro House, Halliday House, Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary and nearby Wetlands, an infamous Olive Tree, Gobba Lake, ANA Rowing Club, Garratt Road Bridge, Baigup Wetlands, and Ellis House. Along the way people will also learn about Bayswater’s Indigenous history and culture, War history, early European history, and the native flora and fauna which call this place home.
There is a playground, toilets and barbeque facilities at Riverside Gardens, and also at various locations along the trail. People are encouraged to download the ‘Bayswater Foreshore Play Trail’ of the Nature Play WA ‘Play Trails’ App to get a more interactive experience and complete fun challenges along the way. The City of Bayswater’s website contains further content and links, and a Treasure Hunt document for use in the trail.(See links section)
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
2 - 3 hours
4.7km loop (including 1.8km round trip to Gobba Lake)
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).
Additional Useful ItemsFor those looking for some extra fun on the trail, download the Treasure Hunt check off list, to help find 9 special points of interest along the trail. Available from the City of Bayswater webpage listed under 'Website'.
At the entrance to Riverside Gardens (bottom of Leake Street carpark), in Bayswater, 8km north east of Perth.
FacilitiesThere is a sealed walking path the whole way along the trail, bikes are welcome however along the riverfront section adults will need to dismount and walk their bikes (follow the signage). Small children can ride their bikes as long as they are accompanied by a walking adult. Dogs are allowed on lead, but not allowed in the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary. Please remember poo bags!
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Dog Friendly
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round
16 minute drive east from Perth, car parking available. Easy walking distance from bus stop on Leake St (350m, 5 min walk) or from Bayswater Train Station (1.9km, 23min walk).
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Bayswater BrookThe picturesque view walking north along Bayswater Brook, a part of this trail.
Halliday HousePreviously called “Leighton”, Halliday House was built by the Halliday family in 1892. After extensive restoration, and renamed ‘Halliday House’, it is now managed by the Bayswater Historical Society as a Heritage Centre, and contains an extensive collection of items and images related to the history of Bayswater.
The Derbal Yerrigan and The WaugalBelinda Cox, Kangeang - Bibblemun woman, paying respects to the Waugal as the keeper of this water: the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River).
Baigup WetlandsAs part of the Swan River floodplain, Baigup (Place of Rushes) is sacred to the Wadjuk Noongar people of Perth. Baigup is one of very few relatively intact riverside wetlands remaining along the Swan River, and attracts over eighty six species of bush and water birds, amongst remnant paperbark trees.
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