• Walking Trails, Parks & Picnic Areas around Guildford

    Mar 04, 2022

    Situated at the gateway of the Swan Valley, stunning Guildford offers unique scenery and fascinating tales from the past. The plentiful supply of preserved colonial history, antique shops, character pubs, and galleries make it a must-see destination for visitors - but it’s the abundance of nearby walking trails, parks and picnic spaces that give it the edge as one of Perth’s best places to live. 

    Residents living in the area enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle with easy access to some of Perth’s most beautiful outdoor locations. 

    Get to know some of the best walking trails, parks and picnic areas around Guildford with our guide below. 

    Guildford Heritage Walk Trail

    Guildford was one of the earliest towns to be created in Western Australia in 1829, so it has a rich history and it’s a beautiful place to take a stroll, thanks to its flat and lush landscape. There are numerous historic buildings to be seen around the town, including Guildford Gaol, the Courthouse and Taylor's Cottage, all of which can be the Heritage Walk Trails in the area. 

    There are four walking trails to choose from:

    The Captain Stirling Walk. A 2.25km long walking trail that will take you past the Rose and Crown Hotel, Woodbridge House, the courthouse, the chapel and a number of old workers cottages. 

    The Town Walk. A 1.8km long walk past the Stirling Arms, the town hall, the courthouse, the railway, and Kings Meadow. 

    The River Ramble. A 1.5m long track that meanders all the way from town down to the river, taking you past the courthouse, Moulton's Cottage, Garden Hill and Barker Bridge along the way.

    The Stirling Square Circuit. A 450m long trail that takes vistors past Taylor's Cottage, the courthouse, the old jail, the warehouse, the church and the park.

    Bells Rapids

    Bells Rapids is a sight to behold. It's easy to see why the Avon Descent is held here and why it's regarded as one of the best places to watch the race. It’s well worth visiting at any time of year - in the summer, it’s a peaceful spot to enjoy a picnic, whilst the river swells and the rapids quicken in the winter months. It’s also home to a huge variety of wildlife, including the magnificent grey kangaroo. 

    There are a number of walk trails in the area but highlights include:

    Bells Rapids River Walk. A 2.75 km trail that follows the river, before climbing the hill with some steep rocky sections to navigate.

    Goat trail. The more challenging goat walk trail takes you uphill to the scenic lookout point – a great place to stop for a break while you soak up the views of the Swan Coastal Plains.

    Wandoo Heights Nature Reserve

    Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the tranquilly of the natural bushland. The Wandoo Heights Wildflower Walk Route is at its most beautiful when the spring blooms are in full bloom, however entrance to the trail requires permission from the City of Swan, so plan your visit accordingly.

    Whiteman Park 

    In comparison to Kings Park, Whiteman Park is about ten times the size and offers a plethora of family-friendly amenities, events, and attractions. From native wildlife spotting amongst the banksia, to wandering the three bush trail walks in the area or stopping by Caversham Wildlife Park and the Children's Forest, there’s something for everyone! Free access is available from 8.30am to 6pm every day of the week at the picnic areas.

     Want to make this your lifestyle? Rosehill Waters has lots for sale, but they won’t last long. Secure your place in Guildford in 2022, before the opportunity is gone!

    Looking for guidance and advice, or ready to register your interest in land for sale at Rosehill Waters? Enquire today, we’d love to hear from you!

    Enquire now