With over fifteen kilometres of walking and bridle trails and ten different lookouts with expansive city and coastal views, Bold Park offers a memorable visitor experience at any time of year.

Free Guided Walks

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Guided walks in Bold Park provide a unique bushland experience. Led by the Friends of Bold Park Bushland volunteer guides, the walks are held seasonally and showcase a stunning array of native plants and animals. They bring to life the park’s fascinating biodiversity, geology, turbulent history and current conservation projects.

All guided walks are free and bookings are not required for individuals. Please contact the Friends of Bold Park Bushland if you have a group greater than five people who wish to attend.

Visitors are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, come dressed appropriately for the weather and to bring drinking water. Walks require a moderate level of fitness.

View the events calendar for further details.

Guided walks on request are also available for educational, community and corporate groups for a fee. Contact the Customer Service Officer for further information on walks tailored to a specific topic or interest.

Self-Guided Walks

Bold Park is an ideal location for self guided tours including bird watching, nature photography and bush walking. The Bold Park Visitor Guide is a handy tool for visitors who wish to enjoy the park at their own leisure and includes a map detailing the length, grade and duration for all walking trails. It is available for download via the brochures section or you can pick up a hard copy from the Western Australian Ecology Centre.

Reabold Hill Boardwalk

Spectacular views can be seen from the Reabold Hill Boardwalk, the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain in the metropolitan area. The raised boardwalk is designed for disabled access and interpretive signage is featured along the way to the summit where visitors can rest on the seats with shelter.

Camel Lake Heritage Trail

The Camel Lake Heritage Trail explores the early use of Bold Park by the Noongar people and European settlement as a limestone quarry, camel quarantine station and treasured bushland area. In 1875, after his historic trek from Port Augusta to Perth, Ernest Giles rested his camels by a lake on the Limekilns Estate, now known as Camel Lake. During the 1890’s it became a temporary quarantine station for camels imported for transportation to, and from the goldfields.

Interpretive signage placed along the trail informs visitors of the area's history, flora, fauna and fungi. The Camel Lake Heritage Trail brochure provides further information and is available for download from the brochures section or as a hard copy from the Western Australian Ecology Centre.

Commercial tours

The Hike Collective offers guided hiking tours through some of Perth’s most beautiful natural attractions, including Kings Park and Bold Park. ‘Sanctuary By The Sea’ Guided Hike is a great opportunity to be amazed by the spectacular views of Perth while experiencing the Zamia Trail in Bold Park. This 6.5 km guided hike offers a unique bushland experience en route to the highest natural point on the metropolitan coastal plain.

Friends of Bold Park Bushland volunteer guide, David Bruce informs visitors about the wonderful wildflowers at Bold Park. Photo: J. Crandell.

Forrest Carpark Closure

On Monday 3 October Forrest Carpark and some surrounding paths will be closed for works from 6:30am until 3pm.

BCC building access

There will be limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building from Thursday 1 September 2022, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

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New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

BGPA secures European plant breeding rights

Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

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