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The Spectacles, McLaughlan Road, 35km (35minutes) south of Perth
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McLaughlin Road the Spectacles
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About Spectacles Aboriginal Heritage Trail, Beeliar Park
The Beeliar Regional Park consists of two chains of wetlands comprised of 26 lakes and numerous wetlands stretching 25km along the coast and covering an area of approximately 3400 hectares. The Spectacles are a wetland in the eastern chain comprised of two lake bodies.
The area comprises a wetland reserve surrounded by banksia and melaleuca woodland. The wetlands were important camping, ceremonial areas and sources of food for Aboriginal people. The Medina Aboriginal Cultural Group has installed interpretation panels around the trail to share the Aboriginal heritage of the area. There is also a bird hide located in the wetlands.
Part of this area was affected by a bushfire in the summer of 2014/2015, in particular the paperbarks along the "Paperbark View" trail. However the birds are prolific with wrens, honeyeaters and wattlebirds constantly calling and flying between trees and shrubs.
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Time / Duration
1.5 to 2 hours
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).
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
Hazards & WarningsDogs on leads are welcome but care needs to be taken to watch for snakes which are occasionally seen on the path.
FacilitiesThere are no toilets near this walk.
- Car Park
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Walk SignageWalk Signage
Paperbarks along the "Paperbark View" side trailPaperbarks along the "Paperbark View" side trail
One of the beautiful gum trees along the routeOne of the beautiful gum trees along the route
BanksiaAutumn flowering banksia
Modong (Paperbark)Modong (Paperbark)
Path among the brackenPath among the bracken
Firewood banksiaFirewood Banksia
Magnificent MelaleucaMagnificent Melaleuca
Hiker on trailHiker on trail
Burnt tree opposite car parkBurnt tree opposite car park
Bird HideBird Hide
Paperbarks near hidePaperbarks near hide
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