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Bidi Bo Djinoong, Perth Western Suburbs

Bush Walk

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Urban Walk
inPerth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The 6.2 kilometre Bidi Bo Djinoong (Trail with views forever) offers fantastic views of the ocean (Wardun), city and bushland.  The sea and Rottnest Island are woven into the dreaming stories and song lines of the local Noongar people.  Enjoy the stories along the route.

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Trail Start

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Bold Park southern section on Rochdale Road

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The Yakal Yakal is the Noongar name for the Galah. This noisy bird is a common sight in the bush and urban areas. Look for the distinctive pink and grey bird which is found throughout Australia. Like most other cockatoos, they mate for life and live for an average of 35 years.

Crossing Challenger Parade, look and listen as tiny Fairy-wrens might be flitting around quickly and fanning their stunning feathers. This southern area of Bold Park with dense shrubby habitat provides ideal areas for shelter and feeding. It is the only bushland remnant within Perth (metropolitan area) where the White-winged, Splendid and Variegated wrens occur together. The males are brightly coloured helping differentiate between the species. The Splendid is almost completely blue, the Variegated has deep-chestnut scapulars and the White-wing has its white wings. Females and juveniles are harder to tell apart, being mainly brown, with often a bit of blue on their tail.

Campbell Barracks lies behind the dunes to the south. This secure environment was bought by the Commonwealth in about 1911 as a replacement for the earlier (Colonial era) rifle range at Karrakatta. It became the main Perth Rifle Range
in c1913 and was used as a camp during World War II. WW1 huts located here were transferred from Fort Forrest (North Fremantle) and Blackboy Hill.

The 28 parrot common to these parts is known to the Noongar people as Tunyart from the sound the bird makes. Settlers called it Twenty-eight, mistaking the Noongar pronunciation. The birds can be recognised by its bright green belly, blue chest and yellow neckband and the red spot above its beak which differentiates it from other ring necked parrots. Twenty-eights feed in pairs or small flocks and put on a playful display when in a group.

HERITAGE INFORMATION
In the 1920s it was decided that the Town of Perth should be connected by road with the ocean. In September 1925 the Perth City Council adopted plans for a new seaside town (City Beach). The official opening of City Beach was by the Mayor of the City of Perth Mr J. T. Franklin on the 20th February 1926

As you look over Bold Park you will notice the distinctly coloured green, grey leaves of the quondong amongst the banksia woodland vegetation. Quondong features strongly in Aboriginal mythology and is also known as ‘Wolgol’ to the Noongar people. Its aromatic wood was used in smoking ceremonies and for making traditional bowls named pitti or coolamons. The tart fruits were an important food with the highly nutritious kernel used mainly for medicinal purposes. The plants are semi-parasitic connecting to the roots of other plants to obtain water and nutrients. The small trees have cream flowers, which develop into bright red fruits generally ready for harvest in early spring. The tart fruit is rich in Vitamin C and is said to contain twice that of an orange! Had Vlamingh had quondongs, many of his sailors would have survived scurvy.
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This is one of seven walks in the Whadjuk Trail Network which lies on Noongar land, connecting remnant bushland areas in the western suburbs of Perth. With links to iconic, heritage and Noongar trails in the area, they offer users a unique experience and appreciation for the land, catering for a large variety of interests.

The Bidi Bo Djinoong (trail with views forever) includes parts of the iconic Bold Park offering fantastic views of the ocean (Wardun), city and bushland.  This 6.2km trail links parks and bushland areas with the Indian Ocean, iconic and Heritage Trails using both paths and roads. Due to numerous access points, the route can be walked in sections, allowing all to enjoy the diverse landscape. Trails are well marked with directional signs including the icon of the Quondong. Look for triangular trail markers in footpaths along the route.

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(08) 9483 1111

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Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours

Length

6.2km one way

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Bold Park southern section on Rochdale Road

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Trail End

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

The last section after the water tower along the Kulbardi trail is unsealed and fairly steep for wheelchairs. Bicycles are excluded in this area.

Facilities

This trail is mostly wheelchair accessible. The northern section including the Kulbardi Walk is unsealed for under 300m, and in places steeper than ideal. See additional information on the downloadable accessibility guide.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Guide
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop
  • View Platform
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Best August to November for wild flowers

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Trail Access

Road 2WD, bus, bike

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1 trail goers have rated Bidi Bo Djinoong, Perth Western Suburbs as 4 out of 5!

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Archie J

Reviewed 4 Sep 2021, 10:00am

Great variety of scenery - only downside is finishing far from the starting point (and probably car). Easily resolved by continuing along Perry Lakes Drive and Bold Park Drive, adding an enjoyable extra 5km.

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