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Wilson Park, Kent St, Cannington which is 15km (20 mins) from Perth.
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About Canning River Wetlands, Cannington
Starting at the Kent Street Weir the trail heads downstream where you can explore as many side streams as you can float in. An information board at the launch ramp has the canoe trail map and inforrmation permenantly on display.
Castledare Minature Railway is on the river about 500m downstream from Kent Street. They operate a station from Kent St with the train running on the third Sunday of every month.
As marked, the distance one way to Riverton Bridge is about four kilometres.There are cafe's at the start and finish points.
Heading upstream from Riverton Bridge you will discover many dead-end channels and plenty of bird and fish life. A great spot to kayak or canoe.
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Time / Duration
Up to half a day depending on how much you explore!
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails) required.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails)
- Plenty of water and food for duration of trip.
- Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+)
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Lifejacket or flotation device
- Leg or paddle leash if paddling in the ocean
Hazards & WarningsOccasionally, in summer, Algal Blooms occur and sections of the river may be closed.
FacilitiesCafe and kayak launch ramp at the start point.
- BBQ Facilities
- Public Toilet
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
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4 trail goers have rated Canning River Wetlands, Cannington as 4.75 out of 5!
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Adam Dean rated Canning River Wetlands, Cannington a 5 out of 5
Such a calm, relaxing, and re-energising experience.
Zen Courier rated Canning River Wetlands, Cannington a 5 out of 5
Kristin Reddin rated Canning River Wetlands, Cannington a 5 out of 5
The car park is close to launch sites and well lit at night. There is a great cafe and the wonderful canning river eco education centre during the day.
It is about a 7 km round trip up to near the Shelley bridge where you can reward yourself at another cafe.
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Canning River kayak trailThis kayak trail offers a sheltered and narrow tree-lined river with exceptional bird watching.
Kayak SailingSailing your kayak works well in all sorts of places
Castledare landingYou can land and have a look around the Castledare gardens, take a ride on the miniature railway.
SpoonbillPaddling is the perfect way to see the many water birds of this area.
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