The Town of Cambridge is home to some of the most stunning bushland settings Perth has to offer.
To showcase some of this unique environment, the Town has helped to establish designated walking trails throughout the region, ranging in lengths and landscapes.
These trails are designed to encourage the community to utilise and appreciate their local bushland.
Walkers may even learn something they didn't know about the local environment, as many walks offer information points along the way!
Yange Kep Bidi
The Yange Kep Bidi, (translation Wetland Trail) lies on Whadjuk Noongar land and is a picturesque meander starting at Freshwater Bay on the Swan River foreshore.
Steeped in history, the trail's unique path links with the Claremont Meanders "Cobblers and Convicts Trail"; the City of Nedlands' Mount Claremont Walk" and the Town of Cambridge's proposed "Western Bush and Lakelands Trail" and it’s "Heritage Trail" on route to Lake Monger in the north.
Passing through varied metropolitan areas, refreshment and coffee shops can be enjoyed on route.
The trail is not steep, and is dog friendly, making it ideal for enjoying family walks. A wide variety of wildlife, including many species of birds can be seen throughout the year at the linked lake systems, with a vast array of wildflowers blossoming between July and October.
Download the Yange Kep Bidi map
To learn more about this and other local walking trails visit the Whadjuk Walking Trail website.
Bush to Beach Trail
The Bush to Beach Trail is a 16.3km walking trail from Perth city and finishing at Grant Marine Park (near Cottesloe Beach).
The Trail, which lies on Whadjuk Noongar land, has a defined route and starting at Rosalie Park (across from Perth's famous King Park), then veers toward Perry Lakes and Bold Park, before linking down to the Cottesloe coastline.
The Trail is marked with triangular directional signage inserted into paths and bollards.
Above: Examples of directional signage to guide visitors throughout the trail.
For the smart phone users, a free APP is available from the Every Trail website which links to QR codes found on signage throughout the path. Scanning the QR codes will give you access to information about sections of the trail and its heritage.
Most of the Bush to Beach Trail is dog and cycle friendly, however through Bold Park, bicycles are prohibited. An alternative route is accessible for cyclists along Underwood Avenue through to Rochdale Road, bypassing the Bold Park section.
Select the image below to view the Bush to Beach Trail map.
The Bush to Beach Trail brochure contains interesting information about each section of the walk.
Bush to Beach Trail Brochure
For more information on the Bush to Beach Trail visit Whadjuk Walking Trails website.
The Town, in conjunction with the Lions Club of Floreat, completed an upgrade of the Cambridge Heritage Trail in March 2014.
First opened on 26 January 2001 to celebrate the Federation of Australia, the Trail identifies key locations of historical significance in West Leederville, Wembley, Floreat and City Beach.
Interpretive signs erected at 17 sites along the Trail provide an interesting insight into the people, events and places of a bygone era.
Over time, due to weather, bore water, graffiti and vandalism, many of the signs deteriorated and were in poor condition, prompting the Town and Lions Club of Floreat to embark on an upgrade of the Heritage Trail, each contributing $20,000 to the project.
Following months of research by the Town and external consultants, all 17 signs were recreated, using etched aluminium with a simple oxidised steel support post, and were recently installed.
In 2015, the six new sites were added to the Trail to build on the Town’s interesting history.
A map of the Heritage Trail is available to download below:
For more information contact a Local Studies Librarian on 9383 8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided walks of Bold Park
The Botanic Garden & Parks Authority (BGPA's) run regular guided walks throughout the scenic Bold Park bushland, giving visitors a fun and interesting experience through this lush and flourishing landscape.
Led by volunteer guides from the Friends of Bold Park Bushland, these free walks discuss the array of native flora and fauna which call Bold Park park home. Guides also inform visitors about the park's interesting biodiversity, geology, turbulent history and current conservation projects.
For more information, view the BGPA's website