Explore: Discover the River Journeys project at the Heathcote Reserve
Walk the trail at the Heathcote Reserve beside the jewel of Perth, the Swan Canning Riverpark. Point Heathcote was named after Midshipman G.C. Heathcote who was the first European person to set foot on the point in 1827. It was one of the original places considered to become the state’s capital city before the Perth site was chosen. The area was once a Whadjuk men’s ceremonial site and still holds great significance for the Whadjuk Noongar people. The shallow bay below Heathcote Point is home to an extensive seagrass habitat, which provides protection and food resources to an array of species.
Click here to find out about the project and Heathcote Reserve.