Hidden Gems - Woodlupine Brook
Woodlupine Brook Reserve in Beckenham is a narrow park that follows Woodlupine Brook between Mills Park Reserve and Roe Highway, where it disappears under the road. The brook has been developed as a living stream combining it's drainage function with grassy parkland. Footpaths criss-cross over the stream at various intervals allowing you to interact with the brook as you wander through the park.
We started our walk heading east from Mills Park Nature Playground through landscaped gardens before crossing Bickley Road and then following the brook upstream.
We chose to follow the southern edge of the brook walking along the grass as this gave us closer access to the brook.
There are two playgrounds along the way, a large one and a smaller one with a basketball hoop.
At the top of the park where it comes against Roe Highway the brook disappears under the road. There are some interpretive signs here telling the story of the Noongar Seasons although, sadly, they are severely weathered.
On the return we followed the path which was nice and flat and great for kids to ride bikes or scooters along. It was nice and safe for the kids as there is an adjacent cycle path which is used by all the fast cyclists.
The walk is about 1.5km each way and takes about 40 minutes return.
On our return to Mills Park we stopped for a play at the amazing nature playground and enjoyed a coffee at Fika on Brix Cafe.
In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.