Getting to and around Bold Park

Bold Park is located near Perth's popular City Beach and is easy to get to by private vehicle or public transport.

Public transport

There are a number of public transport options depending on your starting point and individual needs. 

Bus routes

Transperth bus route 81 travels along Oceanic Drive near the Western Australian Ecology Centre daily.

Visit the Transperth website or call 13 62 13 for more information.


The scenic bushland of Bold Park makes for an excellent location for bush walks and exercise.

Getting around on foot

Most transport around Bold Park is conducted by foot along walking trails.

You may like to take a guided walk with the Friends of Bold Park Bushland.


Cycling access is limited in Bold Park to Reabold Hill Scenic Drive (40kph) and uphill only on Scenic Walk (15kph).

Rules and regulations

All cyclists are required to abide by the Road Traffic Code 2000 and must adhere to signage and directions by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. These conditions also apply to visitors using other wheeled recreational devices. 

Due to safety and conservation issues, cycling, skateboards, scooters, roller-blades, roller-skates or similar are not permitted on any of the internal trails in Bold Park.


There are several carparks in Bold Park if you are visiting by car.


There are four formal carparks for Bold Park:

  • The main carpark, the most northern along Perry Lakes Drive, provides entry to the Western Australian Ecology Centre, the Wildflower Society of Western Australia and the Friends of Bold Park Bushland (in Perry House) and BirdLife WA (in Peregrine House). Parking for people with disability (ACROD permit holders only) is available.
  • The Reabold Hill carpark is accessed along Scenic Drive to the top of Reabold Hill and provides ideal parking for the short-term visitor, interested in appreciating the view or walking to the summit lookout via the raised boardwalk. Parking for people with disability (ACROD permit holders only) is available.

Please note that vehicle access to Reabold Hill is restricted to the following times:

1 April to 31 October - 5.30 am to 7.00 pm

1 November to 31 March - 5.30 am to 8.00 pm

Pedestrian and cyclist access is available at all times and it is advisable to carry a torch if you are visiting after dark.

  • Tuart carpark on Perry Lakes Drive provides a convenient entry point to the walking trails of the park and the entrance to the interpretive Camel Lake Heritage trail.
  • Camel Lake carpark, the most southern along Perry Lakes Drive, provides convenient access to the internal walking trails. This is also the formal entry point for the bridle trail and, as such, the only carpark where horse floats are permitted.
  • Banksia carpark is closed for repairs until late 2024. The Wollaston Road carpark, located off Rochdale Road currently provides access to the southern walk trails.