Miller's Pool to Mindeerup Piazza - South Perth
Updated: Jun 6, 2020
Miller's Pool (Goorgygoogup) is a lovely restored wetlands located almost under the Narrows Bridge at Point Belches. It is only a small area but has great views across the river to the city and down river to the South Perth Foreshore. This is a popular area for cyclists riding along the foreshore and crossing the road to access the Narrows Bridge so be alert.
If you head under the bridge you will find a network or paths through the landscaped gardens of Mill Point Reserve (Buryalup) . There is a dedicated walkers only path following the river around to the jet ski launching pad at South Perth Boat Ramp. Enjoy the stunning river views across to the Old Swan Brewery from one of the picnic benches right on the river. The jet skis hurtling past are much noisier than the Rottnest Ferry gliding by but are entertaining to watch. There is a toilet block located here. Millers Pool to the South Perth Boat Ramp is just over 1km return and will take about 15 minutes - well worth it for the views.
Car Parking is available at the South Perth Boat Ramp, under the Narrows Bridge at Millers Pool or a short walk away at the Old Mill.
Millers Pool and its surrounds was an important camping and fishing area for the Noongar people. In the 1900s it was a popular boating, crabbing, prawning and picnic spot. Millers Pool is a picturesque place to pause, rest, reflect and take in sweeping views of the Swan River, Kings Park and the Perth city skyline. It has picnic facilities, a boardwalk, a small viewing jetty across the pool and public artworks.
Explore around Millers Pool before wandering along the river foreshore towards South Perth, enjoying the river views. There are several small river beaches along the way where the kids can have a play and a paddle (water conditions permitting). The walk from Millers Pool to Mends Street is just over 1 km and will take 15 minutes to walk one way.
You will come to Mindeerup Piazza, part of the Connect South Perth zone at Mends Street Jetty. The kids can pose under the giant frilled dragon and the giant numbat. They can interact with the meerkat families and the emu family and have a play on the small shaded playground. If you are there in the evening you can watch the sound and light show. There is a cafe at Mends Street Jetty or you can wander up Mends Street where there are a number of cafes.
Enjoy the various public artworks tucked behind the playground at the Mends St Jetty including a Water Corp box covered in Peter Ryan's "Splash of Colour".
If you don't want to drive to South Perth it is easy to catch the ferry across the river from Elizabeth Quay directly to Mends St Jetty ready for your walk up to Millers Pool and Mill Point Park. You can walk along the foreshore one way, returning via the Old Mill and Mill Point Road to Windsor Park, stopping along Mends Street for a meal or a drink before catching the ferry back across the river. Or once you get to Mill Point Park you can walk across the Narrows Bridge, turn right on the city side heading under the bridge and through John Oldham Park back to Elizabeth Quay.
Alternatively you could walk east from Mends Street Jetty to Coode St Jetty via the Scented Garden and beyond that to South Perth Lakes.