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Karda Bidi, Perth Western Suburbs Karda Bidi, Perth Western Suburbs

Urban Walk

Cycle, Gravel, Rail Trail, Touring, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

Part of Whadjuk Trail Network network
  • Half day
  • 10.6 km

A 10.6km one way nature walking trail, the Karda Bidi generously hugs the banks of the beautiful Swan River in Perth.

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The Karda Bidi, depicted with the Monitor Lizard on directional marking is 10.6km long and starts with a stroll through King's Park before following the Swan River foreshore. This enthralling walking trail is fairly level, and normally takes a few hours. Enjoy the views of the Swan River (Derbal Yarrigan) as you allow the history to captivate your imagination.

There are cafes along the route where one can enjoy a cold drink or a bite to eat. Read about the history of the settlers, as well as the local Aboriginal people, the Noongars.

As parts of this walk include stairs and sandy sectors along the banks of the river, cycles and wheelchair access is diverted. Maps of alternate linking routes are available on the trail map.  Karda Bidi connects with Yange Kep Bidi and is part of the Whadjuk Trail Network.



Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

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Time / Duration

Time varies depending on section chosen


10.6km one way

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Rosalie Park, Subiaco

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Trail End

Jetty Road, Claremont

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Refer to the website for additional information on wheelchair access. There are steep steps which need to be avoided. Alternate routes are shown on the map.
There are cafes along the route where one can enjoy a cold drink or a bite to eat. Read about the history of the settlers, as well as the local Aboriginal people, the Noongars.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Cooler months between April and November

Trail Access

Road 2WD, bus, bike

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1 trail goers have rated Karda Bidi, Perth Western Suburbs as 5 out of 5!

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Malcolm Kite

Reviewed 18 Jun 2018, 9:45am

The Kardi Bidi is a trail between Rosalie Park in Shenton Park to Jetty Road in Claremont. For those walkers not using an app (which is me) the trail is generally adequately marked with the triangular 'Lizard' logoed directional markers, mostly being imbedded to the path while some are on bollards. Generally easy to find some can be missed especially when you are distracted by the scenery around Dalkeith and the river foreshore. For walkers the trail is mostly concrete or bitumen paths with some grass and sand walking, but there is a pleasant surprise where in number of locations you can splash along in the shallows of the Swan river. On the day I undertook the trail it was ankle deep in some places but had the potential to be deeper. If you want to avoid getting wet then there are alternative routes shown on the Google map. There was some playground modifications being undertaken at Beaton Park that required some improvising to negotiate and in the near future some park work will be conducted (some is already pegged out) in Point Resolution Reserve which may involve the walker undertaking some improvising. I walked this trail in mid June 2018 on a very pleasant Autumn day.
The Kardi Bidi is part of the Whadjuk Group of trails. More info can be found at:

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