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.

COVID-19

The Premier of Western Australia has announced that some transitional restrictions will apply until 12.01 am on Saturday 8 May 2021. As the situation evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

Bold Park access disruption

A section of the Bridle Trail in Bold Park will be closed from the 12 May to 17 May 2021 due to maintenance works.

Lotterywest Family Area visitor disruption

Ivey Watson Playground will be closed from early June to late July 2021 to facilitate the Stickybeaks Cafe and Ivey Watson Playground upgrade works.

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Stickybeaks Cafe upgrade and Ivey Watson Playground refurbishment

Stickybeaks Cafe will soon feature a revamped exterior to offer Kings Park visitors an improved al fresco dining experience.

New pavilion for Kings Park

Construction of a new pavilion and small stage at Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s Exhibition Lawn will begin next month.

Controlled fire planned for Kings Park

As part of a long-term research project, a controlled fire is planned to take place in Kings Park on one day between late April and mid May 2021.

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