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Bayswater Foreshore Play Trail Bayswater Foreshore Play Trail

Urban Walk

Gravel, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4.7 km

Bayswater Foreshore Walking Trail is a four and a half kilometre easy urban walk, showcasing the attractions the Bayswater river foreshore has to offer – a rich heritage, biodiversity hot spots, beautiful surroundings, and a vibrant and connected community. Best experienced with the interactive Nature Play WA ‘Play Trails’ App.

The picturesque view walking north along Bayswater Brook, a part of this trail.
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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)

Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

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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 (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

At the entrance to Riverside Gardens (bottom of Leake Street carpark), in Bayswater, 8km north east of Perth.

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Trail End


There 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

Trail Access

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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1 trail goers have rated Bayswater Foreshore Play Trail as 5 out of 5!

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Reviewed 29 Apr 2024, 7:19pm

Wheelchair accessible and the wildlife is wow.
Footpath all sealed.
Prams and bikes no issue.
Check out my YouTube channel wheelingwarriorfam and see what we did

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