Starting from the car park at the end of Milne Street, Bayswater, this walk takes you to Baigup Wetland and back. This walk is suitable for families with small children who wants a quick getaway while still offering a unique native flora and hosting several waterbirds. There are areas for picnicking and facilities such as parking, a playground and bathrooms as well. The area is sacred to the Wadjuk Noongar people of Perth, and there are QR codes on the benches along the walk that will give you more insight into the historical background. The sedge plains and amazing paperbark trees are remnants of the original fringing vegetation, and Baigup is considered nationally as a Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community (TEC) because of this. The walk can be completed via cycling as well. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wadjuk Noongar people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Transport options and directions
This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Getting started From the car park at the end of Milne Street (approximately 230 metres west of Bayswater Sea Scout Hall), walk towards the chain gates between metal bollards. After you pass the gate, follow the paved track to continue along Baigup Wetland.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 70 m back from the start).
Find the water tap at the start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 450 m continue straight.
Continue another 490 m to find at the intersection of Kelvin Street & Swan View Terrace at the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Baigup Wetland Walk
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)