TAKE A HIKE: Explore the natural beauty of Perth’s Inner City.

Embrace the great outdoors right in the heart of Perth and hit some of the best walking and cycling trails.

Uncover hidden gems, quiet retreats, and diverse destinations that define the city's character. Whether strolling along the river or delving into the rich culture and history of the area, these experiences will reshape your connection with the city you call home. Boost your well-being in these lush landscapes, where relaxation, fitness, and fun coincide with incredible views!

Discover the locals' best trails in Perth’s Inner City:

Kings Park
Kings Park

The Tony Di Scerni Pathway, Mount Lawley

Follow this peaceful route along the Swan River’s wetlands, from Banks Reserve in Mount Lawley to Bardon Park. Stop at the small jetty for a stunning city skyline view across the river (or a good chat and drinks break)! Listen out for frog calls and spot the different species of waterbirds.  

River Foreshore Loop via Heirisson Island

With the river and city as a backdrop, explore Heirisson Island, a wildlife sanctuary in the heart of the city. Scenic paths are popular for birding, hiking, biking and running, and it’s a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Once a small chain of islands, it has an exciting history and is important for the local Noongar people. Keep a look out for the kangaroo sanctuary!

Tony Di Scerni Pathway
Tony Di Scerni Pathway

Cliff Walk Loop, Kings Park

Get your wildflower fix doing the 2.4km Cliff Walk Loop, an easy family-friendly loop through King’s Park, which begins and ends from the parking area off Whadjuk Way. There are plenty of places to stop, rest, and enjoy the picture-perfect views of the CBD and the Swan River. Take your camera or smartphone to capture the moment!

South Perth Foreshore

Running, walking or cycling, this 5km trail provides ever-changing views of the Perth city skyline, framed by rippling water. You’ll always see something new as the light and tide change from hour to hour, season to season. It’s easy and flat, so ideal for the whole family Learn more

South Perth Foreshore
South Perth Foreshore

Jirdarup Bushland Loop, Victoria Park

Close to the vibrant Vic Park strip, Jirdarup (a Noongar word meaning ‘place of birds’) offers a looped walking trail through pristine banksia woodland. Spot kookaburras, rainbow bee-eaters or the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. To get up close and personal with the birdlife and native wildflowers, the Friends of Kensington Bushland have regular guided walking tours. Learn more

Wetlands Heritage Trail

A surprising 7km walking trail linking parks and reserves across Vincent, starting in North Perth. Breathe in the fresh air and spot the local wildlife as you meander through or set a faster pace along this scenic route.

Jidarup Bushland Loop - Town of Victoria Park

See Subi on Sunday guided walks

Explore Subiaco’s unique history, stories, architecture, art and beauty as you walk the streets and soak up the atmosphere. ‘See Subi on Sunday’ is a voluntary community initiative supported by the City of Subiaco and Subiaco Museum, that offers free, relaxed and informative guided walks through the heritage garden suburb. Each walk is enriched by anecdotes from community members. Join a walk

Burswood Park Heritage Sculpture Trail

Wander the Heritage Trail and discover bronze sculptures designed and produced by artists Joan and Charles Smith. These are a celebration of Perth's historical figures, commemorating the community’s builders. It’s reminiscent of many popular sculpture gardens found in European cities. Learn More

Subiaco Museum
Subiaco Museum

Have you walked or cycled any of these trails and have some photos or info you’d like to share? Share your adventure or recommend hidden gems of your own. There’s always more to explore in Perth’s Inner City!