The Swan Valley offers more than just food and wine - the regions' natural attractions are also worth exploring.
Located just 25 minutes east of Perth’s CBD, there are number of walking trails to be found along the scenic Swan River and within the nature reserves in the stunning Swan Valley. The various Swan Valley walks & hikes can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours and give you the perfect opportunity to soak up the beauty of the natural Western Australian landscape.
Bells Rapids River Walk Trail
Distance: 2.5km - 3km | Time: 45 minutes - 1.5 hours | Difficulty: Moderate
This scenic walk along the Swan River, is noted for being one the best vantage points to see the annual Avon Descent with is majestic boulders and rushing waters in winter. You will enjoy scenic views of countryside and coastal plains, and grey kangaroos (at certain times of the year) on this unique circuit walk trail. The trail comprises of two short walks - River Walk and Goat Walk. Find out more.
Noble Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 3.5km | Time: 45 minutes | Difficulty: Easy
This lovely walk along the Wooroloo Brook is located in Gidgegannup just 20 minutes from the Swan Valley. The scenery for the Noble Falls Walk Trail is attractive at all times of the year. The wildflowers are in bloom in the spring and the waterfall is stunning in winter. The walk adjoins a reserve, which is home to many birds and other wildlife. It begins from the Noble Falls picnic and parking area (which is directly opposite the Noble Falls Tavern) off Toodyay Road. Find out more.
Wandoo Heights Walking Trail
Distance: 2km- 3.5km | Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour | Difficulty: Moderate
The beautiful wildflower walk has a diverse collection of wildflowers and plants and provides an opportunity to view the panorama of the Swan Coastal Plain and to appreciate the unspoiled beauty of our natural bushland. This walking trail is best explored from mid-Autumn to late spring where you will see Bull Banksia, Kangaroo paw, Cat’s Paws, Everlastings, Sundews and various Orchids. Find out more.
Whiteman Park Bush Walking Trails
Distance: Werriliyup Trail 2.5km, Goo Lorto Trail 3km, Wungunga Trail 4.3km
Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve that covers nearly 4000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities. It is home to three interpretive bushwalk trails and hikes suitable for the whole family. Taking the time to explore these walks gives you an excellent opportunity to get out and see the wildlife of the region up close. Find out more.
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