Bushwalking in the city + Coffee stop1 Comments
One of the best things about our lovely state of Western Australia is the natural surroundings found in and around our suburbs. A mere 10kms away from Perth’s CBD is 437 hectares of undeveloped bush land known as Bold Park. One section of the reserve is a network of trails, great for all levels of exercise and if you time it right the reward afterwards is a beautiful view of the sunset. Depending on where you are in the park, it could be through the pine plantation or over the ocean from the lookout found nearby to Reabold Hill.
Bold Park is a conservation area of native flora and fauna and even 300 types of special fungi species. The Botanic Gardens and Park authority website contains all sorts of information including details on the birds you can spot at the park. You can view their website here.
The trail we walked along today is marked on the map below;
The Tuart walk is a thigh burning butt tightening trail, most of the walk is uphill through some beautiful thick bush and tall trees, if you turn around you can even see glimpses of the city in the distance. Reaching the top of the hill turn right for the Reabold Hill look out or left for the ocean view lookout. There is signage as you reach the small ‘crossroads’.
At 85 metres above sea level Reabold Hill is considered a high location for our typically flat terrain. If you are wanting to see the view without the walk, you can access the Reabold Hill lookout carpark from Oceanic Drive. The trail into the park from the carpark will take you to the ocean lookout, It is about a 10 minute walk on compacted limestone. The Reabold Hill has a wood boardwalk and is wheel chair friendly.
Tuart Carpark entrance
Welcome to Bold Park
Look out on the Zamia Trail
Dogs are allowed in the park on leads
Perry Lakes Reserve is across from the trails, this is where you can find picnic tables, toilets, playground facilities and the lake
If you are wanting to walk to the lookout along Zamia, park at the Tuart car park entrance
Best not to keep any valuables in the car.
The Rebold Hill look out is wheelchair friendly. Access from Oceanic Drive will take you to the higher parking bays.
Download a walking map here.
La Mousse Patisserie and Cafe
An espresso before or maybe after a walk is always a good idea. La Mousse Patisserie and Cafe is a five minute drive from the park.
Address: 105 Montgomery Ave Mt Claremont WA 6010