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Beenyup Swamp Loop

45min to 1h

15min to 30min

3km
circuit

↑ 27 m
↓ -27 m

Easy track
Starting from the carpark on Ocean Reef Road, Woodvale, this walk takes you on a circuit around Beenyup Swamp. If you're looking for a bush walk that's not too long or demanding, the area around Perry's Paddock in Yellagonga Regional Park is a great spot. A well developed network of walk trails and shared paths provides access to many of the parks most enjoyable settings. The Beenyup Swamp boardwalk and walking trail enable visitors to complete a circuit of Beenyup Swamp, a shallow wetland in the heart of the park. Yellagonga's wetlands is a haven for wildlife, including resident and migratory birds, swamp tortoises and tiger snakes. The tangled trees, murky water, dragonflies and abundant birdlife make it easy to forget for a moment that you are still in suburbia. Although dogs are permitted, it's important to keep your dog on a leash as the area is also open to horse riders. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey.
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.

Getting There
Trackhead (-31.7797531,115.8010888)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsF

Track Notes

Getting started
From the carpark on Ocean Reef Road, Woodvale, head past the 'Yellagonga Regional Park' sign and over the sealed path. Follow the limestone path ahead for about 400m, passing Perry's Cottage and Bunkhouse (to your right), then cross over the bridge and continue the Beenyup Swamp Loop(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
Then to find the car park.
After 20m pass the sign (on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 40m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 50m continue straight.
After another 15m pass the sign (10m on your right).
After another 20m find the "Perry's Cottage and Bunkhouse" historical (15m on your right).
Perry's Cottage and Bunkhouse
The ruins that are still visible are the remains of Jack Perry's old stables and homestead. The cottage was built around 1850 and will be restored in the locally adapted English style of the era. Standing a short way behind Perry's Cottage is the Bunkhouse. It is a replica constructed in the early 1990's, but is faithful to the design and materials of the building which stood here originally. Both are great examples of local heritage preserved for all to see. Informative signboards in front of both buildings tell the full story. There is also an information board acknowledging the Mooro people who used the area for food gathering, hunting and corroborees.
Perry's Cottage and Bunkhouse
The ruins that are still visible are the remains of Jack Perry's old stables and homestead. The cottage was built around 1850 and will be restored in the locally adapted English style of the era. Standing a short way behind Perry's Cottage is the Bunkhouse. It is a replica constructed in the early 1990's, but is faithful to the design and materials of the building which stood here originally. Both are great examples of local heritage preserved for all to see. Informative signboards in front of both buildings tell the full story. There is also an information board acknowledging the Mooro people who used the area for food gathering, hunting and corroborees.
After another 65m find the Perry's Paddock (120m on your left).
Perry's Paddock
Named after John (Jack) Perry who bred racehorses and held race meets on his property at the site, the paddock was a popular venue for big sports, horse races and picnic days from 1915 to 1930. It is a registered heritage site notable for being the location of Wanneroo's first land grant, surveyed in 1838.
Perry's Paddock
Named after John (Jack) Perry who bred racehorses and held race meets on his property at the site, the paddock was a popular venue for big sports, horse races and picnic days from 1915 to 1930. It is a registered heritage site notable for being the location of Wanneroo's first land grant, surveyed in 1838.
After another 100m pass the sign (9m on your right).
Turn left
Turn left.
After another 145m pass the sign (9m on your right).
After another 70m continue straight.
After another 10m cross the bridge (about 15m long)
Turn left
After another 140m turn left.
Veer left
After another 235m veer left.
Turn sharp left
After another 620m turn sharp left.
After another 295m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
An alternate access point from/to Woodvale Drive. Details below.
Veer left
After another 160m veer left.
After another 15m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 30m find the "Beenyup Swamp boardwalk" bridge (on your right).
Beenyup Swamp boardwalk
The scenic boardwalk cuts through the swamp, and is a great spot to see and photograph some local birdlife and experience the wetlands environment.
Beenyup Swamp boardwalk
The scenic boardwalk cuts through the swamp, and is a great spot to see and photograph some local birdlife and experience the wetlands environment.
Then cross the bridge (about 25m long)
Turn sharp right
After another 700m turn sharp right.
Turn right
After another 215m turn right.

An alternate access point from/to Woodvale Drive.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
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Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 3km
Time 45min to 1h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat There is one 1.7km from the start.



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