About this park
Not far from the hustle and bustle of Perth city life is Walyunga National Park. Come to picnic, bushwalk, canoe or just enjoy the peace and quiet by the river. A small campground is also available.
Native trees line the banks of the Avon River as it flows over smooth granite boulders. You’ll see flooded gums, wandoo woodlands, marri and jarrah trees. After the rains, the deep pools and rapids are some of the most exciting sections of the annual adventure river race, the Avon Descent. The recreation area is near to where the Avon River becomes the Swan River at the confluence with Woorooloo Brook.
Come in springtime and see the woodland floor come alive with colourful wildflowers. This park is steeped in Aboriginal history and has one of the largest known Aboriginal campsites around Perth. Walk the Aboriginal Heritage Trail and find out more about the Aboriginal heritage of this tranquil place.
Review - Wonderful spot for a picnic
I spent Easter day here with my family. It is a lovely spot, it is mostly paved and is wheelchair accessible. We didn't use the BBQ's but other people did, we picked a lovely spot overlooking the water and sat and talked and ate :) We brought our own kayaks and the kids took them out on the water, there is a pool of water there all year round. We are coming back when the water is flowing more. hypsmp - Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
After high rainfall the Avon River, which becomes the Swan River in the park, can flow rapidly through the park. Care should be taken around rapids and slippery rocks.
Commuter and goods trains pass frequently through the area.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Walyunga National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Walyunga National Park.