Guildford Heritage Walking Trails
Updated: Feb 27, 2020
Starting from the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in the centre of Guildford's Heritage Precinct there are 4 different heritage walks you can follow around the townsite, ranging from 450 metres to 2250 metres in length. You can also combine the walks in a loop which will take about 2 hours at an easy pace, depending on how long you stop to read the information signs along the way. There are several amazing historic places to stop for a meal or a hot or cold beverage. The walk is along footpaths so it is easily accessible for prams or wheelchairs and has the added advantage of passing under beautiful sugar gum trees providing shade along the way. There are plenty of interpretive panels along the way to inform you about the historical relevance of the various buildings you are passing by. A map of the walk trails can be picked up from the Swan Valley Visitor Centre or download at https://www.swanvalley.com.au/Plan-Your-Trip/Download-Maps-and-Brochures
Along James Street there are a number of antique shops which could keep you busy browsing for hours. There is also the Museum of Natural History which features a huge range of animals, past and present. See related blog https://outandaboutfnc.wixsite.com/outandabout/single-post/2018/03/30/Museum-of-Natural-History.
If you want to combine this walk with a play at a nature playground head to the amazing Woodbridge Riverside Park a few kilometres drive along Great Eastern Highway.