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Soldiers Road, Roleystone, 30km south east of Perth (45 mins drive)
Trail EndGet directions
Heritage Drive, Roleystone
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There are small sheltered table and chairs along the trail.
Further parking is available at Soldiers Road bridge, at the end of Thompson Road and at Heritage Drive.
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About Roley Pools Heritage Walk Trail, Roley Pool Reserve, Roleystone
Roley Pools has been used as a local swimming hole for many years and is part of Roleystone folklore. The walk along the rivers edge encompasses a variety of terrain such as giant Granite outcrops and Dolerite dykes.
A wide and diverse range of wildlife can be found in and around this section of the river, with many native ducks, kingfishers, Quenda, kangaroos, wallabies, several species of fish, snakes, lizards and Australia's only native water rat, "Rakali" residing there.
There are two walk trails along this section of the river which combine to create the Roley Pools Heritage Trail Walk. To walk the length of the trail use the Heritage Walk Trail and the Boardwalk Trail combined. The other two trails along this stretch of river are the Nature Spa Trail, which is located along the Boardwalk Trail section and the Roley Pools Walk Trail, running along the north western side of the river.
The Roley Pools section of the trail can be accessed from Soldiers Road, Thompson Road and Collins Road, with a small area of parking available at each site. Collins Road has direct access down a stone staircase to the main Pools area, alternatively access is available from Soldiers Road along a meandering gravel track on the north side of the river and a board walk on the southern side (there are some stairs along this path).
Information regarding these delightful walk trails can be accessed here or pick up a brochure from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Approximately 2 - 3 hours
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsNo drinking water or toilet facilities available along the trail.
Dogs should be kept on leads.
Rocks can be slippery.
Avoid using the area on days deemed high fire danger.
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Hazards & WarningsSnakes can be active in this area during the warmer months (August through to April).
FacilitiesInterpretive Trail brochure available from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre or downloadable online from www.roleybushcare.com.au
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
From Brookton Highway, 30km from Perth CBD
Prohibited ItemsNo fires or motorbikes allowed within reserve
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