Swan Valley Walking Trails
Explore the Swan Valley's Natural Attractions.
There are number of walking trails to be found along the scenic Swan River and within the nature reserves in the area.
Bells Rapids River Walk Trail
Distance: 2.5km - 3km | Time: 45 minutes - 1.5 hours | Difficulty: Moderate
This scenic walk along the Swan River, is noted for being one the best vantage points to see the annual Avon Descent with is majestic boulders and rushing waters in winter. You will enjoy scenic views of countryside and coastal plains, and grey kangaroos (at certain times of the year) on this unique circuit walk trail. The trail comprises of two short walks - River Walk and Goat Walk. Find out more.
Noble Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 3.5km | Time: 45 minutes | Difficulty: Easy
This lovely walk along the Wooroloo Brook is attractive at all times of the year. The wildflowers are in bloom in the spring and the waterfall is stunning in winter. The walk adjoins a reserve, which is home to many birds and other wildlife. It begins from the Noble Falls picnic and parking area (which is directly opposite the Noble FallsTavern) off Toodyay Road. Find out more.
Wandoo Heights Walking Trail
Distance: 2km- 3.5km | Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour | Difficulty: Moderate
The beautiful wildflower walk has a diverse collection of wildflowers and plants and provides an opportunity to view the panorama of the Swan Coastal Plain and to appreciate the unspoiled beauty of our natural bushland. This trail is best explored from mid-Autumn to late spring where you will may see Bull Banksia, Kangaroo paw, Cat’s Paws, Everlastings, Sundews and various Orchids. Find out more.
Whiteman Park Bush Walking Trails
Distance: Werriliyup Trail 2.5km, Goo Lorto Trail 3km, Wungunga Trail 4.3km
Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve that covers nearly 4000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities. It is home to three interpretive bushwalks trails for the whole family. Taking the time to explore these walks gives you an excellent opportunity to get out and see the wildlife of the region up close. Find out more.
Guildford Heritage Trails
Established on what is virtually an island encircled by the Swan and Helena Rivers, Guildford is ideally suited to explore on foot and boasts pristine examples of European settlement buildings. The Guildford Heritage Walk Trails are one way to get to know the area’s history, and with flat grounds that are lush and green the walks are accessible to most abilities. Take your pick from four self-guided trails, each offering a history lesson, tales of colonial life and a rundown of the intriguing characters that have called Guildford home. See details of the trails below or download the brochure.
The Captain Stirling Walk
This walk features the gorgeous old buildings and mature plane trees of Guildford Grammar School and meanders past the beautifully restored Rose and Crown Hotel (1841) and Padbury's Store (1869). Highlights include various historic cottages, Woodbridge Estate, and Chapel of St Mary and St George - consecrated in 1914, and today one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Australia. Follow the black markers. Walk takes approximately 20 minutes.
The Town Walk
This trail passes through the historic Meadow Street precinct and returns via the Guildford town centre. The Town Walk commences at the Guildford Heritage Precinct, some of the first government buildings were constructed in 1841 and passes numerous historic buildings along the way. Highlights include Helena Street, art-deco style Guildford Town Hall (1937) and WA's oldest continually operating primary school. Follow the red markers. Walk takes approximately 40 minutes.
The River Ramble
This trail passes the historic Rose and Crown Hotel (1841) and Padbury's Store (1869), located in the Terrace Road business precinct. Walter Padbury is an important figure in the town's history - he was Guildford's first mayor. Highlights include Barker and Gull's Warehouse, Moulton's Landing and a series of heritage homes. Follow the blue markers. Walk takes approximately 30-50 minutes.
The Stirling Square Circuit
A shorter walk for those with less time, this trail incorporates the best of the historic Meadow St precinct including the Guildford Goal (1841), the Courthouse (1866) and Taylor's Cottage. Highlights include the Mechanics' Institute, the lovely tree-lined parkland of Stirling Square and the impressive St Matthew’s Church - one of WA's best examples of Gothic Revival architecture.
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