You'll need some wheels to make your way around the Swan Valley, but once you're here, we've got some beaut walks to stretch your legs on. Here's just a sample of what's on offer. For further details, or to check out more trails and picnic spots, download our Trails, Parks and Picnics Guide.
Guildford Heritage Walk Trails
Gorgeous Guildford was one of the first towns established when WA was settled in 1829, so the town is brimming with historic significance (added bonus: it's also pretty as a picture). With flat grounds that are lush and green, it's a glorious spot to stroll around. Print the Guildford Heritage Walk Trails for four short walk trails ranging from 20 minutes to just over one hour.
Bells Rapid Walk Trail
The Bells Rapid Walk Trail, incorporating the River Walk and the Goat Walk, is a stunning stretch along the Swan River. See this tranquil spot and you'll soon understand why it's home of the famous Avon Descent and noted for being one of the best vantage points for the event. With majestic boulders and rushing waters in the winter, this walk will take your breath away. Bells Rapid is also the habitat of the beautiful grey kangaroo, which can often be seen in abundance.
Enjoy breathing the fresh rural air of natural bushland while you marvel at the exquisite unspoiled beauty and native flora and fauna. The Wandoo Heights Wildflower Walk Trail is best visited when the spring blooms burst into colour but please note, this is a controlled access walk trail and permission/ access from the City of Swan is required. Please phone 9267 9267 for more info.
Whiteman Park is ten times the size of Kings Park and home to a heap of incredible facilities, events and attractions for the whole family. Explore the beautiful banksia bushland and catch a glimpse of grey kangaroos or a black-gloved wallaby on one of three bush trails or the extensive bike paths. You can also enjoy other attractions such as the Children's Forest and Caversham Wildlife Park (entry fee applies for the Wildlife Park). Picnic areas are open seven days a week from 8.30am until 6pm and admission is free.