Wetlands 2 Waves Wildflower Walking Trail

The Murdoch Branch is undertaking a project to develop a Wildflower Walking Trail from the wetlands at Bibra Lake to the waves at South Beach. The significant Aboriginal cultural heritage will be acknowledged throughout the trail and incorporated into all aspects of the development.

The trail is to provide continuous walking access for the public and tourists through the diverse natural ecosystems within the 10km route, formalising many existing interconnected walking tracks. It will include wayfinder and interpretive information to enhance use and enjoyment of the area similar to the Whadjuk Trail Network.

The wildflower trail is located within an important and unique ecological east west link from Bibra Lake in the Beeliar Regional Park, which includes Bush Forever Site 244, through to Clontarf Hill and Hollis Park and onto the beach at South Fremantle.

The diversity of native West Australian plants species over the many distinct ecological areas provides a unique opportunity to create a significant and varied urban native flora and fauna trail.

The changing geological forms and vegetation complexes move from ephemeral wetlands to banksia, jarrah and tuart woodlands and onto coastal heathland. The complexes include:

  • Henderson Complex – Wetlands
  • Bassendean Complex – Central and South – Bassendean Dunes
  • Cottesloe Complex – Central and South – Spearwood Dunes
  • Karrakatta Complex – Central and South – Spearwood Dunes

The Steering Group is collaborating with a large number of stakeholders and interested parties to bring the project to fruition.

Please contact the Murdoch Branch Secretary for any queries on the development of the project.