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About Karak Bidi, Perth Western Suburbs
The 11.3 kilometre Karak Bidi (Carnaby’s Cockatoo Trail) includes views of the entrancing Swan River (Derbal Yarigan). This highly significant river is woven into the
dreaming stories and song lines of the local Aboriginal people, the Noongar. landscape.
This trail links parks and bushland areas with local iconic and heritage trails. There are several local pinnacles along the route to look out for. These limestone outcrops can still be seen on the steep slopes near the Birdwood Park bushland where the elevated position offers views of the Swan River, Kings Park and Perth City.
This trail supports links across the Whadjuk Trail network. The Karak Bidi is suitable for all walkers where a moderate level of fitness required. The majority of the Karak Bidi is sealed, however it does include a crushed limestone segment of trail through Karrakatta prior to entering the bushland at Hollywood Reserve, where there are some additional unsealed sections of pathway. Please refer to the Accessibility guide for further details.
The Karak Bidi can be enjoyed throughout the year. As the weather in Perth in the summer can become very hot, it is essential to bring plenty of drinking water, and to wear sunscreen and a hat. Mobile phone coverage is good, and use of maps is available with most providers. The trail is dog friendly with numerous opportunities to enjoy the shade of the wonderful indigenous trees where birdlife abounds in the treetops.
Noongar culture is characterised by a strong spiritual connection to ‘country’. Whudjuk Trails bushland walks link remnant bushlands in Perth’s Western Suburbs encouraging the community to use and appreciate their local areas. The Karak Bidi links parks and bushland areas, Iconic and Heritage Trails with the Swan River. Due to many access points, the route can be walked in sections, allowing all to enjoy the diverse
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
3 hours if you walk the entire route
11.3km one way
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).
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.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Please refer to guide for alternative accessible trail information.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
September to November for wildflowers
Road or bus
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