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Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth

Urban Walk

Trail Running, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.2 km

Located on the banks of the beautiful Swan River in the centre of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, this trail takes you past Herrison Island, playgrounds near Optus Stadium and East Perth with its galleries, public art and cafés. You can shorten the trail by crossing at Matagarup bridge.

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Featuring diverse wildlife from birds and fish to river dolphins and even the odd bull shark, the river is an integral part of Perth’s identity.  Ranging from the wide estuary in and around the city, to the narrower bush lined river upstream, it is possible to cycle from the river mouth in Fremantle to the upper reaches in the Swan Valley.

On this route, stop off on Herisson Island under the Causeway.  It is home to a colony of Western Grey kangaroos which can be found in the southern enclosure of the island and are best sighted in the early morning or evening.

For a shorter option cross over from East Perth to the Optus Stadium using the Matagarup Bridge.   The swan-inspired bridge was opened in 2018 to link East Perth with the new stadium.  The landscaping in front of the stadium is lovely and includes two playgrounds including a massive nature-play area.  You'll also find a large family-friendly pub. 

The Windan Bridge loop is a section of just one of 12 riding routes from the Department of Transport's 'Ride around the Rivers' guide.  Visit the Department's website for other guides to cycling around Perth and regional areas including Margaret River, Albany, Kalbarri and Rottnest Island.

Department of Transport

(08) 9216 8313

Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

Other Links

  • Cycle Tourism

    The Department of Transport web site offers lots of information on cycling in WA including city and regional maps.

  • About Bike Hire

    Wide range of bikes for hire - and kayaks to explore the Swan River.

  • Destination Perth

    Comprehensive information on the Perth region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour on a bike.


6.2km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Car park on Riverside Drive, west side of Causeway, Swan River Foreshore

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Trail End

Hazards & Warnings

Bikes should yield to pedestrians, use your bell


Bike hire available near the start of the trail from About Bike Hire. Phone +61 (0)8 9221 2665
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Trail Access

Road, rail or bus to city. Walk or bus to the trail

Prohibited Items

Dogs on lead permitted
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2 trail goers have rated Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth as 3.5 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.

Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 11:00am

Have walked, ran & ridden this trail many trails. Love the views of the city and the river.
Vicki B

Reviewed 21 Apr 2018, 8:52am

This walk is enjoyable incorporating a breakfast stop in East Perth. We start at the Crown Towers car park on the river's edge. We walk in an anticlockwise direction.

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