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About Kuljak Island Walk, Ascot
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.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
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).
Kuljak Island Car Park, Tidewater Way, Ascot, 9km (20 minutes) east of Perth
All abilities access, flat, even, hardened surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for unassisted wheelchair users and prams. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required.
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Hazards & WarningsPlease remain on designated paths when walking the gravel trails.
FacilitiesWheelchair 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
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- View Platform
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
June to November
Prohibited ItemsFishing is not permitted off the island and dogs must be on a leash.
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Kuljak Island Walk, AscotOnce a waste tip, this beautiful sanctuary is now home to many wetland species.
Both gravel and paved trails are on the island.Kuljak Island has both gravel and paved trails, providing access from the car park for wheelchairs and prams.
Multiple picturesque areas for a rest or picnic.Across the island you will find picnic tables and rest areas, several providing shelter from the weather, if needed.
Calm waterways to be exploreNot only can the island be explored by foot but also has many inlets, coves and waterways to paddle through.
Sit and listen to the sounds of the sanctuaryThe island and surrounding parks offer spots to sit and listen to the many birds that call the wetlands home.
Kuljak Island footbridgeThe two bridges on to the island offer views farther up the river, right up to the where the Pelicans gather to mingle.
Another spot to sit and breathe in natureOne of our favourite spots on the island to sit, listen and watch the world (and birds) go by.
Reflections in the waterBeautiful reflections in the water can be found on a calm, sunny day.
Colours of AutumnSpring is not the only beautiful season around Kuljak Island.
More seats to sit and enjoyThis bench, with luck, is a great spot to get a close up glimpse of Australian Pelican due to the wooden perch that has been built for them close by.
Bring your binocularsWith so much wildlife, some you can get up close to, we highly recommend bringing a pair or binoculars and a camera.
The trail includes informative signs along the wayThere are plenty of informative signs along the way, to tell you all about the species and habitat they live in.
Plenty of shade on the trailThe island walk is perfect for any season as it offers plenty of shade from the sun and a barrier from the wind.
Trees in all shapes and sizesThe island may be small but it comes with a wide variety of flora and fauna and being so close to public transport is not a walk to be missed.
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