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Matilda Bay Reserve

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Popular riverside park

Stopped here for another visit whilst in Perth for the weekend recently. It's one of my favourite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore

you can sit and watch the boats go by, children swimming, stand up paddle boarders, dogs swimming... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Perth, 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

Stopped here for another visit whilst in Perth for the weekend recently. It's one of my favourite parks in Perth because of its location right next to the river and the university. Great views out over the Swan River. Worth a visit if you're in...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 15 September 2018

you can sit and watch the boats go by, children swimming, stand up paddle boarders, dogs swimming and the bbq. It all happens

Thank j0anne20
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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

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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
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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.