Proudly brought to you by the City of Claremont, these free, interactive self-guided tours have become very popular with locals and visitors to the area. There are four different walking trails to take, each one with an alternate historical route.
1. Cobblers and Convicts. Takes you through Claremont's oldest residential areas. See many buildings of historical significance including the site of the old Convict Depot, the boatshed, the church, the hotel, the jetty and the Claremont Museum.
2. The Yargine Track. Wander around Lake Claremont, Swanbourne and the traditional Nyungar camping and hunting grounds. Visit Anzac Cottage, Swanbourne Village, Scotch College, the train station and many other Federation Era Homes in the area.
3. Trail of Memories. Explore the development history of Claremont, from working class histories to famous local identities. Visit many Federation and Post War buildings including the railway station, the heritage precinct, the football club, the church, the parklands and the showgrounds.
4. Rediscovering the Terrace. Learn all about the beginnings of the Claremont Town Centre. Visit historical sites such as the post office, the hotel, the town hall, and the theatre. From Bayview Terrace to St Quentin Avenue - discover how the area has evolved, about significant people, buildings and businesses and the histories, mysteries and secrets of the past.
It's easy to take a tour. Simply collect a map or download the self guided tour maps and start walking. The maps are beautifully illustrated and full of interesting information, facts and trivia, just follow the arrows and the map directions to catch an amazing glimpse into the past.
You can take the self-guided Claremont Meanders - History Walking Trails at your own pace, there is no time limit, and you can start or finish wherever you want. There are no limits to the number of people that can take the tour at one time either. Take it by yourself or with a group of family or friends.
Collect your free copy of the map from the council office, corner of Stirling Highway and Bay View Terrace, or download copies from the Town of Claremont website.
For more information about the fantastic Claremont Meanders - History Walking Trails, check out the Town of Claremont website or phone the Heritage Officer on 9285 4300.