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Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk, Bold Park, Floreat Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk, Bold Park, Floreat

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.2 km

Located in Bold Park in Floreat, Reabold Hill is the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain in the metropolitan area, and at 85 metres offers sweeping views over the Indian Ocean, Perth and beyond to the Darling Scarp with glimpses of the Swan River.

The viewing platform at the top of the Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk
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The elevated boardwalk immerses visitors in a bushland experience as they journey to the summit.  Stretching over 200m, the boardwalk incorporates interpretive signs, seating, artwork inspired by life in a Tuart tree and 14 timber landings to take in the views.  Restoration planting using local, indigenous plants enhances the existing flora which features banksias, wattles, quandongs and other limestone loving plants such as the Cockies Tongue. Over 80 species of birds, brushtail possums, bats, frogs, and reptiles including geckos, lizards, skinks and snakes also inhabit the area.

Over 15 kilometres of walking and horse trails dissect this beautiful park and suit various fitness levels. A map and brochure can be accessed at or is available at the Western Australian Ecology Centre, Perry Lakes Drive, Floreat.

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

(08) 9480 3600

Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

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Time / Duration

5 minutes


200 metres

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Reabold Hill Scenic Drive carpark which is 10km (15 minutes) west of Perth

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Hazards & Warnings

Vehicle access is restricted to the following times: 1 April to 30 September 7.00am - 6.00pm and 1 October to 31 march 6.00am - 8.00pm


Wheelchair accessible. The closest toilets are located at Perry Lakes
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  • Dog Friendly

Trail Access

Road or Bus. Vehicle access to park is restricted: 1st April to 30th September 7.00am to 6.00pm and 1st October to 31st March 6.00am to 8.00pm.

Prohibited Items

Dogs on lead permitted
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9 trail goers have rated Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk, Bold Park, Floreat as 4.56 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.

Emma Fitzpatrick

Reviewed 28 May 2023, 9:07am

Beautiful spot for an afternoon walk with the family.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 11:10am

Visited first time in 2017 when I began the Caterpillar Dreaming walk with local Noongar Elder Uncle Noel Nannup. Amazing views with some beautiful aboriginal history.
Ben Grint

Reviewed 30 Mar 2019, 11:58am

Great park area. Loved the green space with tress and shade everywhere. Nice inclines on the bush walk and fantastic views of the city. Worth the trip.
Carol Marshall

Reviewed 1 Jan 2018, 1:51pm

A lovely short walk from Perry House to the summit with really great views of the city, ocean and the hills. Went at sunset on New Year's Eve; sure beats the crowds over at the beach. It's listed as a dog-friendly park and I'm always looking for nice places to take my dog. However, be warned, the boardwalk is not a boardwalk at all. It's a cattle grid style walk, which is perfectly fine for humans wearing shoes, but definitely not good for tender doggy feet. Didn't explore any of the other trails as we were running out of daylight, but will certainly go back there again, with the dog, to try out the many other trail options. There's a really great skateboard park at Perry Lakes too and it was lovely to see fathers and sons skating there together.
steve bennett

Reviewed 13 Feb 2017, 8:06am

The top of this walk features some of the best views of Perth and out to Rottnest Island. I suggest walking the connecting trails in the lower sections and finishing at the top. Earn the views and enjoy a mini summit experience.
Lee lee

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016, 3:20pm

The Boardwalk is a great lookout with some nice views, easily accessible from a carpark or if you walk any of the trails starting from the Perry Lakes side of Bold Park. Also take the trail opposite the boardwalk along the top of the hill for some nice views of the ocean. Bold Park is a nice bush park close to the city, definitely worth checking out and even have a picnic in Perry Lakes. Watch out for the Kookaburras - they may eat your food!
Emma Adams

Reviewed 7 Jul 2016, 5:09pm

I wouldn't really class this as its own walk, as its a tiny part of what's available at bold park. But the views from the top are pretty cool. Keep in mind the carpark at the top of bold hill can get full quickly on weekends. As a previous commenter said, I recommend walking up the scenic walk from Perry House and then taking some of the other trails through the park. You can get some good views of the beach and the city from the trails as well. Bold park was my go-to exercise destination for a long time when I lived in the area - the hills and loops make it a good training spot for extended hiking trips. You can even take your dogs (on-leash) which is nice.
Cate Tauss

Reviewed 29 Mar 2014, 7:50pm

In itself, the walk up the boardwalk is very short. However try walking up Reabold Hill from Perry House, then continue to do the Zamia Walk around Bold Park, and finally treat yourself to one of the best views of Perth by going up the Summit Boardwalk, It's a wonderful end to a great walk! Cool off up there, have a packed lunch and drink then walk down Reabold Hill again to the Perry House carpark. A lovely walk to do on a spring morning when the flowers are out!
Linda Daniels

Reviewed 12 Dec 2013, 5:58pm

Very short trail up to a lookout. Great spot to take visitors as the views are fantastic.

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