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“Plenty to do” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park
Lot 99 Lord Street, Whiteman, Swan, Western Australia 6068, Australia
+61 (0)8 9209 6000
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Whiteman
Type: Cultural
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Owner description: Whiteman Park is a unique conservation and recreation reserve, covering 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities just 25 minutes from the Perth CBD. The Park, located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley, boasts a fantastic array of attractions and facilities making it a great destination for families and tourists alike. Best of all, entry to the Park is free. The extensive array of attractions includes the popular Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can feed the kangaroos, pat a koala and meet a wombat. While evening tours of Woodland Reserve offer you a rare view of the Park at night - and a rarer encounter with the endangered woylie, a cute hopping mammal that is thriving in the protected sanctuary at Whiteman Park. Discover our rich transport heritage story in three museums - Revolutions Transport Museum, the impressive Motor Museum of WA and the Tractor Museum of WA. Then explore the Park by vintage train or tram, taking a leisurely trip through remnant farmland and natural bushland; or on a guided tour by vintage bus each Monday. Take delight in wandering through the Children's Forest with the kids, searching for intriguing artworks - from the peeking possum to a life-size wedge-tailed eagle's nest and golden echidna - whilst finding out more about our native bushland. Open every day of the year, the picturesque grounds of the Village and Mussel Pool areas are perfect for picnics with lush lawns, shady trees and well-appointed facilities including playgrounds, a splash pool, ample BBQs and shelters. Other facilities include three bush walking trails, 14km of shared use paths, and a dog exercise area, A variety of quaint Village shops including the Print, Pottery and Handcraft shops, The Lolly Stop and Village Art Gallery round out the attractions, all of which are wheelchair accessible.
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“Plenty to do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Great park to take the kids, great water park, tram rides, car museum, tram museum, cafe, a great day out

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“One of our Aussie experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

After visiting perth for 3 weeks over Christmas and new year one of the places we visited was whiteman park. This was a lovely day out. Lots of animals and birds etc to see that we have never seen before. Kangaroos have so much freedom her they are so tame. We were able to sit and stroke them and even saw lots of joeys in and out of the mums pouches. But the best was visiting the koalas. You were allowed to stroke them but only the one were told to as they need so much sleep they take it in turns with the koala to be touched but they are all there and you can take as many photos as you like. The keepers were very informative. There is a shop selling the needy drinks hot and cold. Ice creams etc. pies and sweets but not much else. The gift shop has a huge selection of souvenirs, and not badly priced as perth is expensive but these attraction shops weren't any more expensive than the shops generally. We paid 24dollars for 3of us to enter the park. We didn't realise that you can get your hand stamped and go out to your car and bring a picnic in as there were picnic tables everywhere. Something to think about if you have young children.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Family orientated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Great place to meet, have a self catered family get together, kids can run amok as there is heaps of space for "backyard cricket", kicking a ball.

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Perth, Australia
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“nice beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

we had our engagement party here, yes i know in a park but the place was really nice there are shelters and BBQ areas there.
always a lot of family's have birthdays or family picnics here.

Visited December 2012
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Great spot and nice train ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Visit here if you want to relax and just have a nice morning or afternoon out. Take the train or tram ride. Good fun.

Visited October 2012
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