Heirisson Island, Perth

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Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It occupies an area of 285600m2, and is connected to the two foreshores by The Causeway. The next upstream island is Kuljak Island, then Ron Courtney Island, with no islands in the Swan River downstream between Heirisson Island and the Indian Ocean.Before development, there were several small islands, surrounded by mudflats. The Noongar name for the area is Matagarup (meaning "leg deep"), which has been retained for the single island after reclamation.Over the years, dredging and reclamation has created a single island, which is now a landscaped nature reserve, with a 2km walking path.In 1998, five female western grey kangaroos were introduced onto the island, followed by a female with a male joey in 2000.PlansIn 2008 a new master plan for Heirisson Island was adopted by the City of Perth. This plan integrates a proposed international quality sculpture park on the island and the construction of a footbridge over the northern channel of the Swan River. The footbridge will link Point Fraser to the island and provide a gateway to the proposed sculpture park. The sculpture park concept is being driven by a not for profit organisation Heirisson Island Sculpture Park Inc. with the support of the City of Perth.
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  • Park in a small isolated car park or walk from the city then walk further around the island in the hope of finding a sleeping Kangaroo under a tree while constantly surveying dead grass, sand and swat...  more »
  • My first visit to Island. Have sailed past in private boat many times. Enjoyed seeing Yagan statue. Only saw one kangaroo, even though signs say there are numerous animals on Island. There were a lot ...  more »
  • It was lovely to wander and see all the kangaroos wandering freely. Also to see a wide variety of birds.  more »
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  • Nothing much exiting. But if you love nature and would like to have a long walk through the woods its a great place to be.. Only 2 kangaroos.. so its difficult to spot it..
  • Just few minutes away from Perth city where can you see some wild animal and kangaroo
  • Walk with kangaroo
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  • Beautiful park. Placed in the Centre of perth. There you can find kangaroos and get the pictures ... even the scenery and gorgeous ... follow me on instagram. "Cobbler" 🤗
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