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Matilda Bay Reserve

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This is a great place to relax or just take a moment to chill out while enjoying a takeaway coffee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Lovely morning walk before hitting the airport

I was staying in a nearby hotel & had a couple of hours free before I headed to the airport. I go... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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“the river”(35 reviews)
“yacht club”(5 reviews)
Hackett Drive, Crawley, Western Australia 6005, Australia
+61 8 9423 5000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to relax or just take a moment to chill out while enjoying a takeaway coffee sprawled out on the lawn. Lots of wildlife to be seen from birds, fish, crabs and an occasional dolphin can sometimes be seen swimming nearby...More

Thank Chizzel
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I was staying in a nearby hotel & had a couple of hours free before I headed to the airport. I go to Perth several times a year and often walk along The Swan River. I was delighted to explore the Matilda Bay Reserve and...More

Thank Birt1964
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We had some problems to find a parking lot, even though it was paid. Eventually, we found a spot. We went for a walk. There were picnic tables and already people were enjoying eating. Nearby was a restaurant as well. The best of it all...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great spot for a picnic with a lot of grass to sit on and a lot of shade from the trees. Only a couple of car parks, but you can park on the road, however keep in mind if it’s a public holiday as it...More

Thank MarsinMandurah
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Matilda Bay Reserve is in between the University of WA and Perth City, and there’s a cycle and walking track joining the 2 which goes through Matilda Bay Reserve. The reserve has free parking close by, and provides great views of the Swan River and...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Quite a long river bay well developed with grassed parkland, shady trees & white sandy river beach. All facilities for great family picnics

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great place for families. Lots of people putting kayaks in the water. Tents set up under the trees for family picnics. Kids running around amongst the trees. Would be lovely fir picnic tea on a warm night.

Thank Phil & Wendy T
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Sunday morning assuming it was going to be packed with fear of no parking but I was wrong. There was plenty of room for everyone and heaps of free street parking. The river was warm and very clean / clear. Heaps of...More

Thank Scuba2013
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great place to relax, have a coffee/meal, swim, walk along the rivers edge. Occasionally you will see Dolphins in close or feeding. When we were there there were three to four Dolphins in a feeding frenzy feeding on a school of fish

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I visit here a lot of the time and especially during summer. Whether to launch my kayak or go out fishing in the boat or just to sit on the lawn area to chill. On this occasion we launched a small leisure craft for a...More

Thank Chizzel
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Connie C
16 July 2017|
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Response from GiPa_12 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for missing this question. The bet time in Perth is mid to late September. Areas North of Perth are best in August and areas down near Albany flower later still. Look at web sites for Kings Park or Tourism WA.
Jing Y
9 April 2017|
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Response from Mark L | Reviewed this property |
It is at the back of Kings Park by the river and the university. I would suggest referring to a map for the shortest route from wherever you will be.