About this place
The Kent Street Weir was built to stop saltwater pushing upstream and to protect the freshwater plants and animals. The tidal influence is blocked by the weir and as a consequence, the upstream water is relatively fresh particularly in winter months due to the rainfall. Since the construction of the Kent Street Weir, little islands have altered, some disappearing, new ones have formed and others joining up with the main channel banks. The Kent Street Weir is a great spot to walk or cycle and has a pedestrian crossing on top of the concrete piles.
There are barbecues, sheltered picnic tables, a children's playground and a place to launch canoes. You can also visit the Canning River Eco Education Centre, which is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of the Canning River through environmental education activities.
The Castledare Miniature Railway has over 5km of track to ride, two railway stations, signal boxes, turntables and sheds to keep the miniature trains in service located at various points along the track. The track winds its way through Fern Lagoon and back.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
An wheelchair accessible barbecue is provided.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Kent Street Weir.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Canning River Regional Park.