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Heirisson Island

The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
+66 89 891 8196
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Kangaroo surprise

It is quite a surprise to many, that kangaroos can be found so close to the city. If driving, you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelbugtoo2016
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Perth, Australia
Picnic with Kangaroos

It is a place that good to relax from your busy day. If you want to see the kangaroos(small... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
paratee
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The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is quite a surprise to many, that kangaroos can be found so close to the city. If driving, you do need to park in the public car park and walk across the road bridge, then walk down along side the river to the entrance...More

1  Thank travelbugtoo2016
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

It is a place that good to relax from your busy day. If you want to see the kangaroos(small) without going to the zoo, you can go there and can look for it easily .They stay in groups. You can get close to them if...More

1  Thank paratee
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Heirison Island is in the Swan River, traversed by the Causeway. For years it was a wilderness, now it is quite pleasant. It is a refuge for wildlife. Watch out for Joe Blakes, rhyming slang for snakes. Leave them alone and it is almost certain...More

2  Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We walked via the Causeway to Heirisson Island from the free (CAT) bus stop called WACA. If you want to see the kangaroos, it's best to go at about 5.30 p.m., so that you're walking around in the Kangaroo enclosure at dusk, which is when...More

1  Thank hjmZurich
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went to the Heirisson Island to see the kangaroos. We searched them for a whole hour, but found nothing. Even though we went into the part of the park where the Kangaroos were supposed to be there, we could not find them. We decided...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We visited on a very hot and sunny day. After 1.5 hours walking around, we did not see any kangaroos, despite searching hard and speaking to other people who we met there, who were also unlucky. Maybe it was too hot for them and they...More

Thank Zabka
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Easily to get to via the Red Cat bus from the WACA stop and a short (ish) walk. There seems to be some conservation work going on when I visited but is still a fantastic area just outside of the hustle of the city. You...More

1  Thank pcarman861
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We were there in December 2015 and it was very cool to see the kangaroos in the wild and close by! We enjoyed it.

1  Thank Steffi B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Close to the city & surrounded by the Swan River but apparently because I is an aboriginal site little has been done to enhance this largely engineered (for the causeway) island. Some fenced in grey kangaroos & nice walk trails

2  Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We saw 4 kangaroos there sitting on the shade. It's very baron land around the water so need lots of fun cream as very hot!!

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Wendy K
5 June 2018|
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Response from hjmZurich | Reviewed this property |
Well, I don't live in Perth, but July is in winter there, and the kangaroos are always on the island, so as long as it isn't raining, I think a July afternoon/evening just before sunset would be perfect.
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Wendy L
1 October 2017|
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Response from Leigh S | Reviewed this property |
Yes its a free entry park
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punkingirl2013
8 September 2017|
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Response from Stephen_Alas | Reviewed this property |
Heirisson Island is an easy and pleasant walk from either side of the river. The walk from the Barrack Street Jetty is about 3km along the river. Its also great for a cycle. If you haven't walked along here, its well... More
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