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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  • Islet in the center of the Swan River not far from Perth City Centre where you can enjoy peace and quiet. Completely surrounded by nature is perfect for a relaxing day, do some sports or meditation and see kangaroos up close. There are 5 docile kangaroos who roam the Park and several species of water birds for birdwatchers. If you pass by Perth worth stop by.
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  • This must be unique. Have your lunch with the Roo's. They are wild, although completely at ease with humans. You can come in at any time but is a favourite spot for office workers to take their lunch....  more »
  • Heirisson island can be good in a walk integrate (less than 10 km) that starts at the Elizabeth Bay. You take the ferry to South Perh and goes from there along the Swan River towards Heirisson island through extensive parks. You are lucky, you can see dolphins swimming up the river there. On Heirrisson Island, we could find the resident kangaroos during two visits. We have seen only two. They are a little bit shy, but with rest you can get very close in it. From the small island, which is located in the middle of the River, there is also a very nice look downstream on Perth. Back goes towards Elizabeth Qay on the other side of the river.
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  • Amazing views but sadly a target for car break ins. Be careful and leave nothing exposed in your car.
  • Nature near the city. There were supposed to be BBQs on the island but doesn't seem that there are. Ended up going over to the parkland at Burs wood.
  • Heirisson Island is the small island connected to the causeway between Perth City and Victoria Park/Burswood area. You can park in Burswood park by the Crown casino to walk to the island. There are two halves, the Southern end is gated and has the free roaming Kangaroos while the Northern end has the car park (only accessible going away from the city) as well as the toilets and an open park for picnics and BBQs. I was quite lucky when I went. There were people who had already spotted the kangaroos relaxing under the trees so it wasn't difficult to find them. After strolling around the southern end, I went through the underpass on the Perth city side to the northern side. As I was walking around the northern end I spotted dolphins swimming in the river. It was quite a nice walk around the island. Other people were on bikes and others were fishing along the edge of the river. Quite a nice place for an afternoon stroll.
  • Nice park very close to the city, if interested to see some kangaroos , national animal of Australia.
  • 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..

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