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Matilda Bay Reserve

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Great spot to laze away a day...

I have memories of this place as a kid. Coming down to the river to play while my Dad windsurfed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrian F
North Perth, Australia
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Amazing family spot

So close to home and a little gem. The parklands are clean. The river is beautiful. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bayswater, Australia
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“the river”(39 reviews)
“yacht club”(5 reviews)
“shady trees”(7 reviews)
Hackett Drive, Crawley, Western Australia 6005, Australia
+61 8 9423 5000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have memories of this place as a kid. Coming down to the river to play while my Dad windsurfed. Now I have my own kids it’s great to see not too much has changed. Matilda Bay is still the protected body of warm water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So close to home and a little gem. The parklands are clean. The river is beautiful. There are lots of shady trees to sit under. BBQs and bins (although I didn’t see any recycling bins anywhere to use). Pontoons for the kids to swim or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Q931AEsharonh
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Fantastic, tranquil view of the city across the river. Howling sea breeze on the other side of the river, calm and protected on Matilda side. Family friendly. Not crowded at all northern end of the cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freelancer1956
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Beautiful location looking out over the Swan River. Lovely grassed areas with plenty of shady trees, picnic tables , room for all to play, kick a ball, run around, play cricket etc. Safe swimming spot for all ages. Children enjoyed kayaking and paddle boarding. Kiosk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grannyr2016
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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21 January 2019|
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Response from Q931AEsharonh | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw a few dogs but all on leads
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 F1505HCmarkl | 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.