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Kuljak Island Walk, Ascot

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

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

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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

Length

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.

Hazards & Warnings

Please remain on designated paths when walking the gravel trails.

Facilities

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.
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Path
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

June to November

Fees

Trail Access

Road

Prohibited Items

Fishing is not permitted off the island and dogs must be on a leash.
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