Whadjuk Network of Trails is a series of 7 trails that runs from the city to the sea and is on the Whadjuk Noongar Land. Most trails are family, pram and cycle friendly so there are no excuses for not getting the kids out there and, trust me, they will have fun exploring. Each walk has a silver triangle symbol in the pavements along the way to follow, so it is a great game for the young ones to look for them. There is plenty of wildlife too, even though these trails run through suburbia, so you will be surprised at how much you see.
following the triangle walk symbol
The trails have been cleverly developed to make the most of the nature reserves and park lands and at times you forget that you are in suburbia. There are also information signs describing the flora, fauna as well as some of the indigenous culture that you will come across along the way.
1. Bush to Beach - 16km, starting at Rosalie Park in Shenton Park and has you walking through many natural reserves and parklands before ending at Cottesloe Beach. Trail Markers are a silver triangle with the symbol of the Australian Grass Tree.
2. Yange Kep Bidi - 21.5km, start at Fresh Water Bay in Claremont and walk through park and lake-lands such as Lake Claremont, Bold Park, Herdsman Lake, finishing at Lake Monger. Trail Markers are a silver triangle symbol of the Long Neck Tortoise.
3. Wardun Beelier Bidi - the 17.4km loop trail starts at Chidley Point Reserve. You walk along the foreshore of the Swan River then head towards the ocean at Cottesloe before walking back through Peppermint Grove to the river and Chidley Point Reserve. Trail Markers are a silver triangle of the Weedy Sea Dragon.
4. Karda Bidi - 10.6km, starting at Rosalie Park in Shenton Park and travels through a section of Kings Park, past UWA and Matilda Bay, along the shoreline of the Swan River through Nedlands and continuing around to end at Fresh Water Bay in Claremont. Trail Markers are a silver triangle Monitor Lizard.
5. Waarlitj Bidi - This one doesn't say how long it is, though it starts at Lake Jualbup, Shenton Park and passes the Underwood bushland, ending at the Shenton Bushland.
6. Bidi Bo Dijinong - 6.1km, starting at the Wollaston Rd entry of Bold Park, Floreat, this one heads towards the Indian Ocean with glorious views before ending at the Bold Park Aquatic Centre. Trail markers of the Quondong, native wild peach.
7. Karak Bidi - 11.3km, starting at Rosalie Park, this passes Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, through Hollywood Reserve and Karrakatta Cemetery, then swings around through more park lands before ending in Nedlands at Paul Hasluck Reserve. Trail markers of the Black cockatoo.
For more information and maps you can download check out the website here.