About this place
Success Hill is a very important site to Whadjuk Nyoongars. Nyoongars believe the Waugal is present at the section where Bennett Brook enters the Swan River below Success Hill. It is also believed that Success Hill was an important meeting place for Nyoongars, serving as a great vantage point looking up and down the river.
The area was known for camping, fishing and hunting. Success Hill is a closed registered Aboriginal site listed as ceremonial and mythological.
In 1831, Guilford residents began to use the fresh water supply and later, in 1960, Success Hill became a sand pit for construction work. Today Success Hill Reserve offers both open grasses areas and urban bushland areas. The location is also a popular fishing spot. Facilities at the reserve include, toilets, a children’s playground, barbecues and picnic facilities.
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!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Success Hill.
NGAALA KAADITJ WHADJUK MOORT KEYEN KAADAK NIDJA BOODJA.
We acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of the land and waters.