Feature park: Bold Park

Bold Park is Perth’s largest urban bushland in the Swan Coastal Plain. The park spans 437 hectares and includes Reabold Hill, the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain and a place where you have beautiful views of both the ocean and the city from one lookout.

Views from the top of Reabold Hill, Bold Park

Sunset over the beach from the Zamia Trail. Photo – Michael Bench

The Friends of Bold Park Bushland is a community group committed to protecting Bold Park. The group played a key role in securing the park as an A class reserve and their current goal is to work with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority to help create a world recognised urban wilderness.

Bold Park has an impressive biodiversity, with more than 1000 native and non-native species of flora, fauna and fungi identified, including coastal heaths not well represented elsewhere. Tuart-banksia woodlands occupy most of the bushland and woodlands and limestone heaths provide extensive habitats for wildlife.

A key feature of Bold Park is its nature appreciation walk, the 5km Zamia Trail, which offers great views to Perth and across the ocean to Rottnest Island.