3 Family Friendly Bushwalks In Perth

September 15, 2023

Looking for an active outdoor adventure for the weekend or school holidays? Here’s three of my fav family friendly bushwalking in Perth.
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WEIR VIEW WALK, Mundaring

This bush walk winds its way through the mixed jarrah and banksia forest of Beelu National Park and has some gorgeous weir and valley views.
  • Start at Perth Hills Discovery Centre and follow the BLUE TRIANGLES to the Weir View Lookout (a viewing platform overlooking the Mundaring Weir)
  • The Weir View walk (BLUE TRIANGLES) is a 1.2 kilometres loop trail that starts and ends at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre. The Bibbulmum Track (YELLOW TRIANGLES) pretty much follow this same path. If you wanted to walk further than the 1.2km you could keep following the YELLOW TRIANGLES towards the Mundaring Weir Hotel and Mundaring Weir.
  • View Weir View Map here > https://www.perthhillsmundaring.com.au/Documents/Weir%20View%20Walk%20map1.pdf
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BELLS RAPIDS, Swan Valley

The 2.75km loop trail follows the river, before climbing the hill with some steep rocky sections to navigate. I haven’t done the full loop with kids, just meandered along the river for a bit, then stopped for picnic and headed back.
  • Aim to get there before 930am on weekends – being an easily accessible, grade 1 and family friendly walk makes this a super popular place!!
  • The entire walk is 2.75 km, Grade 3 loop and follows the river, before climbing the hill with some steep rocky sections to navigate.
  • If you’re walking with little legs I recommend packing a little picnic and just meandering across the bridge and along the river. There’s heaps of great flat rocks to stop and sit along the walk.
  • More info here >> https://trailswa.com.au/trails/trail/bells-rapids-walk-trail
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JOHN FORREST NATIONAL PARK, Hovea

Close to Perth, scenic views, walk and bicycle trails, historic buildings, lots of wildlife – all you need to do is pack a picnic!
  • Aim to get there before 9am on weekends – being an easily accessible and family friendly makes this a super popular place
  • There’s heaps of picnic tables to sit and take in the serenity.
  • Plenty of walks to choose from (2km-16km). Our first visit here we just meandered around the main picnic area (which also has a playground) and ‘adventured’ under and over the bridge. Our second visit here we did a 2km loop of the Glen Brook Trail
  • More info about john Forest NP here > https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/john-forrest
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Share this with your bushwalking buddies and hook up a weekend or school holiday adventure.
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