Walking is a great way to explore the Town of Cambridge and our unique bushland environment.
There are many walking trails throughout the area of varying lengths and landscapes that will get you active and learning more about the Town's history and local bushland.
The Town's Walking Strategy provides an overview of existing trails and proposed new trails highlighting the need to include accessibility and inclusion in our trail development program. The Walking Trail Strategy can be found here(PDF, 3MB)
The Whadjuk network of walking trails lies on Noongar land, connecting remnant bushland areas in the western suburbs of Perth. Learn more about these local walking trails at the Whadjuk Walking Trail website including the Yange Kep Bidi and the Bush to Beach Trail.
The Bidi Bo Djinoong (translation "Trail with views forever") lies on Whadjuk Noongar land with directional marking being depicted with the Quondong. This 6.1km trail offers magnificent ocean views over the Wardun (Indian Ocean) to Rottnest Island and wonderful city views from Kulbardi Walk through the superb bushland remnant of Bold Park. This trail links with the Bush to Beach Trail near the southern border of Bold Park and heads west then north. It ends at Bold Park Aquatic where it joins the central section of the Yange Kep Bidi.
The trail is suitable for all walkers with a moderate level of fitness required along the Bold Park Kulbardi Walk where the path surfaces vary. Some of the bushland pathways through Bold Park are unsealed.
The Bidi Bo Djinoong is dog and cycle friendly however through Bold Park, bicycles are prohibited. The alternate route continues north along Kalinda Drive and then heads east on The Boulevard to end the walk at Bold Park Aquatic.
The Bidi Bo Djinoong can be enjoyed throughout the year and abundant wild flowers will be appreciated in the spring. The bird life is spectacular. As the weather in Perth in the summer can become very hot, it is always advisable to bring plenty of drinking water, and to wear sunscreen and a hat. Mobile phone coverage is good, and use of maps is available with most providers.
View the Bidi Bo Djinoong Map
The Yange Kep Bidi, which translates to Wetland Trail, lies on Whadjuk Noongar land and is a picturesque meander starting at Freshwater Bay on the Swan River foreshore.
Enjoy this easy, family and dog-friendly walk which passes through some beautiful natural scenery, as well as varied metropolitan areas, so you can enjoy a coffee en-route.
View the Yange Bidi Map(PDF, 2MB)
The Bush to Beach trail showcases a truly diverse landscape. One minute you're walking through bushland, the next you're at the beach! The 16.3km walking trail starts at Rosalie Park and veers toward Perry Lakes and Bold Park before linking down to the Cottesloe coastline.
Suitable for all walkers, with a moderate level of fitness for the Bold Park leg, the trail can be walked in sections to suit fitness level and available time.
For the smart phone users, a free APP available via the AllTrails website links QR codes found on the path's signage to information about sections of the trail and its heritage.
View the Bush to Beach Map(PDF, 3MB)
Take a walk back in time through the Town of Cambridge and discover key locations of historical significance in West Leederville, Wembley, Floreat and City Beach. Seventeen of the sites along the trail have interpretive signs that provide an insight into the people, events and places of the past.
View the Heritage Trail Map(PDF, 1MB)
For more information contact the Cambridge Library Local Studies Librarian on 9383 8999.
The Botanic Garden and Parks Authority (BGPA) run regular free guided walking tours through Bold Park bushland. Join volunteer guides from Friends of Bold Park Bushland as they discuss the native flora and fauna that call the park home, as well as the park's interesting biodiversity, geology and turbulent history, and current conservation projects.
To find the next planned guided walk visit the Botanic Garden and Parks Authority website.