Baigup Wetland
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: A.P. Hinds Reserve Car Park

  • End: Kelvin Street/Swan View Terrace junction in Maylands

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  • Location: Bayswater

  • Distance from state capital: 6.5km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -31.9355638

  • Longitude: 115.9071815

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Drinking Water

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Baigup Wetland is a 1km, grade 1 One Way hike located in Bayswater Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This is an easy one kilometre walk along a sealed dual-purpose path through a Bush Forever site on the Swan River foreshore. Native vegetation and a variety of bush and water Birds provide interest. Car Park, toilets, Picnic Area and playground near Garrett Road Bridge make an ideal family-friendly starting point.

Baigup Wetland is a twenty hectare reserve seven kilometres east of Perth’s CBD. Best access if coming by car is from A. P. Hinds Reserve at the end of Milne Street next to Garrett Road Bridge in Bayswater. Park here and proceed under the bridge to the start of the trail. As part of the Swan River floodplain, Baigup is sacred to the Wadjuk Noongar people of Perth. The Noongar woRoad baigup means Place of Rushes.  Baigup is one of very few relatively intact riverside wetlands remaining in the middle and lower reaches of the Swan. Its serene sedge plains and interesting paperbark trees are remnants of the original fringing vegetation. Importantly, Baigup is registered nationally as a Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community (TEC) because of this vegetation. Two constructed lakes attract waterBirds. With eighty six species of bush and water Birds identified since mid 2012, Baigup regularly attracts Birdwatchers and photographers. In addition to the sealed path through Baigup, there are also two limestone tracks to less accessible parts of the reserve. These tracks are not suitable for wheelchairs or bicycles.

Notes

Start Point: A.P. Hinds Reserve Car Park (Bayswater Paddlesports Club) Milne Street Bayswater

End Point: Kelvin Street/Swan View Terrace junction in Maylands

Region: Bayswater, Perth


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.