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Star Swamp Bushland Reserve

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve is an informative 1.4km Heritage Trail that runs from the Henderson Environmental Centre in the south, to Mary Street in the North. The reserve also provides countless opportunities for birdwatching and to see native wildflowers, orchids, and a chance encounter with a Quenda, all in the middle of suburbia.

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Trail Start

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The trail starts on Beach Road, Watermans Bay, opposite Sandstone Place

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A picturesque walk through 96 hectares of native bushland and wetland. Star Swamp is an A-Class Reserve with significant heritage importance.

It includes an informative 1.4km Heritage Trail that runs from the Henderson Environmental Centre in the south, to Mary Street in the North. The reserve also provides countless opportunities for birdwatching and to see native wildflowers, orchids, and a chance encounter with a Quenda, all in the middle of suburbia.

Limestone trails are plentiful throughout the reserve, allowing walkers to ‘choose their own path’ making the reserve ideal for walkers of all fitness levels.

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Time / Duration

Length

3.6km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The trail starts on Beach Road, Watermans Bay, opposite Sandstone Place

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Trail End

The trail ends back where you started

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.

Difficulty Notes

Easy

Facilities

  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park

Best time of year

This walk can be enjoyed the whole year round, but is especially beautiful in September-December

Fees

Trail Access

Car, bus

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1 trail goers have rated Star Swamp Bushland Reserve as 5 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.

Steve Elliott

Reviewed 1 Jul 2021, 1:55pm

Lovely walk, with many different trails once you are in there. Thoroughly recommend the Heritage Trail which is approx. 3kms which has lots of interesting facts about early like around the area. Easy walk - quite flat

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