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Kuljak Island Walk, Ascot Kuljak Island Walk, Ascot

Bush Walk

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

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

      No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Kuljak Island, meaning “Black Swan” is centrally located on the Swan River, in the heart of the city of Perth. What was once a waste tip is now a thriving sanctuary and home to many species including the Australian Pelican, Black Swans, Cormorants, Herons and turtles.

Once a waste tip, this beautiful sanctuary is now home to many wetland species.
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The larger of the trails, a 2.6km loop walk around the outside of the island, takes you past wetlands and swamps full of birdlife and stunning river views, partnered with seated rest areas to enjoy.

In the centre of the island is a large grassed area perfect for those family picnics, sports, kite flying or playing with your canine friends. This area is also surrounded by various paved paths with easy access from the carpark for wheelchairs and/or prams.

Want to cool off? Why not paddle the many inlets and coves and explore the island with a whole new perspective.

Please note there are no toilet or BBQ facilties on the island and being a wildlife sanctuary, fishing is not permitted and dogs must be on a leash.

Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour


2.6km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Kuljak Island Car Park, Tidewater Way, Ascot, 9km (20 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Hazards & Warnings

Please remain on designated paths when walking the gravel trails.


Wheelchair and pram access limited to the inner islands, paved paths.
There are no toilets or water facilities on the island, please bring sufficent water with you.
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

June to November

Trail Access


Prohibited Items

Fishing is not permitted off the island and dogs must be on a leash.
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1 trail goers have rated Kuljak Island Walk, Ascot as 2 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 10:58am

Did this years ago and found it a little underwhelming to be honest but may have changed over the years.

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