Within Perth City are numerous public art works reflecting the city's identity, both past and present. This trail includes a small sample or public art works between the CBD and Northbridge. The self guided trail will take up to two hours and you can join or depart the trail anywhere along the way. The city's free CAT buses intersect the route at various points. This Art Trail has now been superseded by a new trail ( see blog post of new trail at https://www.outandaboutfn
Mt Hawthorn has lots of urban art packed into a small area so is ideal for a quick art walk. With loads of cafes and eateries, not to mention the Paddington Ale House, along this strip of Scarborough Beach Road and the fabulous shady Braithwaite Park nature playground a short distance away this is a great option to fill half a day with nature and culture. We parked undercover at the Mezz and then walked out onto Flinders Street passing the colourful mural on the outside.
Wireless Hill has a little bit of everything and really shines in Spring when the wildflowers are out. The surrounding bush is home to many varieties of wildflowers, including orchids which flower between July and November, so it is the perfect place to go on a wildflower hunt. Wireless Hill Museum Perth Wireless Station, established in 1912, was one of Australia’s first links with radio technology and was used for telecommunications during World War One and World War Two.
Queens Gardens is a beautiful park tucked away in East Perth near the WACA and Gloucester Park. There is plenty of parking available in the area on a weekend (unless a major event is underway). We took advantage of free parking offered during the first few months of Covid 19. The site was originally used for horse racing before becoming a clay mine which produced bricks between 1860 and 1890. These bricks were used in many of Perth's historic buildings of that era. In 1894
Point Fraser (Boodjargabbeelup) We've walked the loop around the bridges a number of times but have never really stopped to take in the beauty of Lake Vasto, Ozone Reserve and Point Fraser. Point Fraser Foreshore Reserve can be accessed off Riverside Drive. Paid parking is available here and services both the recreational side of Point Fraser as well as the waterfront dining and entertainment at On the Point. You can also park here to explore Ozone Reserve and Lake Vasto on t
Following on from exploring the urban art in Fremantle we found plenty of pinned posts for art further south in South Fremantle so headed off to explore. We parked at the South Beach Foreshore opposite the South Beach Cafe, which has very unusual roof architecture and excellent coffee! There is a large pirate themed playground, full basketball court and picnic facilities to the south of the cafe. We were immediately exposed to the urban art as the toilet facilities adjoining
The Swan River Ramble is an interactive walk trail designed for kids to explore the Swan River. You can walk, cycle, jog, picnic and play while you find Eric hiding at 14 different locations along both banks of the Swan. To help make the most of your adventure use a QR reader (available for download from your app store) to unlock information about each place. We have previously walked the trail on the northern bank around the Maylands Peninsula and from Baigup Wetlands up to
Tomato Lake, named for tomato crops grown here in the early 1900's is located on Oats Street at Kewdale. We walked around the lake in an anti-clockwise direction starting from the playground. The western edge of the lake offers glimpses of the lake through the trees while the eastern side has a wider more open view of the lake. We bypassed the bridge on the western side and walked on to the boardwalk over the wetlands (being mid summer the wetlands were dry). Circling arou
It is hard to pin this down to 5 but here are my favourite walks from 2019. 1. Fill your senses at the beaches - what is better than a long walk on the beach. I love the sensations of bare foot walking - feeling the different textures of sand and rocks. I love the sound of feet slopping through the sand, the waves coming in to shore. I love the feel of the breeze coming off the water - not so keen when it is a windy day and you don't notice until you turn back into the