Get in touch with nature in the beautiful Swan Valley.

From enjoying a relaxing picnic to exploring on a walk trail there are plenty of scenic and enjoyable experiences to be had in the Swan Valley's great outdoors.

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Walk Trails

There’s no better way to reconnect with nature than stretching your legs on a bushwalk.

Bells Rapids

One of Perth’s most popular spots for a bushwalk, Bells Rapids features a walk bridge spanning the Swan River over the white water rapids making this an exciting viewing spot during the annual Avon Descent.

There are two unique Bell's Rapid circuit walk trails - the 2.5km River walk and the 3km Goat walk. Walkers can enjoy scenic views of Bells Rapids, the countryside and coastal plains, with beautiful grey kangaroos at certain times of the year.

There are also lookout points and picnic spots, so make sure to stop at a Swan Valley providore on your way.

Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park is home to a number 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. Find out more about Whiteman Park's bush walking trails.

For another fun and unique way to get around and get some light exercise, give Pedal Play a go. Available to hire on weekends, school and public holidays.

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. Check out four short walk trails ranging from 20 minutes to just over one hour.

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Picnic spots

The Swan Valley is packed with beautiful picnic spots perfect for communal outdoor eating with family and friends. Head to the Valley for some fresh air and to indulge in a romantic graze with your loved ones.

Lilac Hill

Best known for its international standard cricket facilities, Lilac Hill also has a lovely riverside area perfect for family picnics. A beautiful spot to relax and gaze at a peaceful Swan River. Large river red gums line the river and it is a good spot for fishing.

Fishmarket Reserve

Find a lovely riverside spot on the Swan River to have a BBQ or just take in the tranquil surrounds at Fishmarket Reserve. As well as being a popular picnic ground, it is a great spot for fishing or canoeing. There is a boat ramp suitable for launching small boats, canoes or kayaks.

Middle Swan Reserve

Lay out a picnic blanket by the river and use the free facilities including BBQs and toilets at Middle Swan Reserve. Also an ideal spot to bring a canoe and take a paddle along the Swan River.

Stirling Square

This slice of nature among the heritage of Guildford, Stirling Square is a great place to bring the kids for lunch under towering eucalypts. The Stirling Square Markets also take place in the park monthly featuring food trucks and free family entertainment.

Maali Bridge Park

On the river’s edge and close to several vineyards, Maali Bridge Park is both an idyllic picnic spot and the starting point for a fun 4km family cycle.

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Get pedaling and explore the Swan Valley's natural surrounds by bicycle.

Woodbridge Riverside Park

Discover the scenic John George walk trail starting from Woodbridge Riverside Park alongside the Swan River and a separate cycle path, which links this park with Reg Bond Reserve. These two areas combine to form the Swan Regional Riverside Park, a popular spot for families to enjoy a picnic and play. Enjoy the natural surrounds as you ride parallel to the Swan River with opportunities for bird spotting along the way.

Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park offers an extensive network of shared use walk and cycle paths that will take visitors through many of the Park’s unique attractions. You may even come across some grazing kangaroos and other native animals on some of the quieter bush paths. Download the cycle map.

Maali Bridge Park

Located between Douglas Road and Barrett Street, the Maali Bridge Park footbridge also provides a great way for cycling visitors to explore the picturesque Upper Swan area, with its access to the shared walk and cycle path along West Swan Road. View it on the Swan Valley map.

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Beyond the Swan Valley

Venture a little further and discover even more natural wonders just beyond the Swan Valley region.

F R Berry Reserve

Spanning a huge 214 hectares, nature lovers can marvel at the vast range of flora and fauna that can be discovered throughout F R Berry Reserve. The area provides valuable habitat for a wonderful variety of our West Australian fauna including the Honey Possum, Mardo, Gould’s Monitor, Bobtail, Western Green Tree Frog and the endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoo. Along the trail are photos of some these fauna species that you may be fortunate enough to view on your walk.

Noble Falls

A very popular spot in a lovely bush setting, Noble Falls is located near the Gidgegannup townsite with all amenities and the Noble Falls Tavern located nearby. Go for a bushwalk on the trail and see wildflowers during winter and spring. The falls are best seen after winter rains. BBQs and picnic tables available.

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