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Heirisson Island

The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
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Kangaroos Found Walking Distance from Perth CBD

Yes, there are kangaroos a short distance from the CBD; you can walk or go by car. They are on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam T
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Perth, Australia
Nice little park for walk and Kangaroos

We visited this park twice, once with the intention of seeing Kangaroos, the second for a leisurely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, there are kangaroos a short distance from the CBD; you can walk or go by car. They are on the southern part of Heirisson Island which is faces South Perth. The other side of the island has the car park and faces Burswood. If...More

1  Thank Sam T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park twice, once with the intention of seeing Kangaroos, the second for a leisurely run. The first time we saw a couple of Kangaroos bounce across the path whilst they were slightly harder to spot second time around. Found them lying in...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great experience!! A big natural area where you can see the iconic Australian animal and take photo: it is a one in a lifetime experience!!!!!!

Thank Tafe97
Reviewed 24 April 2017

On Heirisson island, located at walking distance from central Perth (or take the free CAT bus, red line to Queens Gardens to get closer) there is a fenced area in the park where you can find cangaroos jumping around. You have to enter the area...More

3  Thank H4ppyTr4veler
Reviewed 26 March 2017

An easy walk from East Perth, Heirisson offers some relaxed surroundings right on the Swan River. Good for fishing, or just a BBQ. There is a walking trail that takes you through an "untouched" section that is home to about 10 Kangaroos. The gates can...More

Thank Stephen_Alas
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Early Sunday morning on this beautiful tiny nature reserve with views over Perth and 5 friendly roos happily grazing on their breakfasts. A real oasis.

Thank CandP_Sydney
Reviewed 2 March 2017

During my short visit to Australia I was disappointed that I had not seen and kangaroos. On my final day I had heard there may be some on the island. So I got up early and had a walk along. I initially walked around the...More

1  Thank ryan c
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

when you arrive at the island, walk in until you found a gate entrance. Around 15-20 minutes walk into the trail you will go accross a pond, walk until you found a huge place of 'field' . Walk around and wait patiently, there is one...More

1  Thank _ninanur_
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

You can see, pet and play with kangaroos. They are friendly. They are small. There are only 3 kangaroos there but they are cute.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We walked to Heirisson Island from our hotel. It was about 4 city blocks. Once there, we started looking for the kangaroos. We finally found 5 of them lying in the cool grassy area that was sort of wet and boggy. They did not mind...More

Thank Art S
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KshitijKapoor
How can we reach Heirisson Island from Perth CBD by public transport? I do not have an international driving license and do not want to take the expensive full day tours either. Any pointers would be highly appreciated.
10 October 2015|
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Response from Raymond B | Reviewed this property |
Catch a bus that goes over the Causeway or goes as far as the WACA cricket ground. Then you have to walk over to Heirisson Island . Careful crossing over the Causeway as pedestrian travel is hazardous there.
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