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Matilda Bay Reserve

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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful views to enjoy while you walk around, really enjoyed walking around the water and taking in the scenery

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank xoJessxoxo
Reviewed May 24, 2019

A group of us had a wonderful couple of hours at Matilda Bay, on the reserve. It was a perfect autumn day, sun shining and best of all, a family of dolphins just by the foreshore. Wonderful to see them frolicking in the water. Perth...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Judy H
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

A relaxing Perth experience right on the river. Great for families and friends, some lovely eating options or cook your own BBQ

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KLndBP
Reviewed March 4, 2019

I love this place, I make it a point to come here at least once a year during summer. I love just looking out to the city, watching the planes come and go in the far horizon, looking at the boats and watching my grandkids...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Baligirl_61
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I have memories of this place as a kid. Coming down to the river to play while my Dad windsurfed. Now I have my own kids it’s great to see not too much has changed. Matilda Bay is still the protected body of warm water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrian F
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

So close to home and a little gem. The parklands are clean. The river is beautiful. There are lots of shady trees to sit under. BBQs and bins (although I didn’t see any recycling bins anywhere to use). Pontoons for the kids to swim or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Harveysha
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Fantastic, tranquil view of the city across the river. Howling sea breeze on the other side of the river, calm and protected on Matilda side. Family friendly. Not crowded at all northern end of the cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freelancer1956
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Beautiful location looking out over the Swan River. Lovely grassed areas with plenty of shady trees, picnic tables , room for all to play, kick a ball, run around, play cricket etc. Safe swimming spot for all ages. Children enjoyed kayaking and paddle boarding. Kiosk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grannyr2016
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Stopped here for another visit whilst in Perth for the weekend recently. It's one of my favourite parks in Perth because of its location right next to the river and the university. Great views out over the Swan River. Worth a visit if you're in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed September 14, 2018

you can sit and watch the boats go by, children swimming, stand up paddle boarders, dogs swimming and the bbq. It all happens

Date of experience: February 2018
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from Harveysha | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw a few dogs but all on leads
Connie C
July 15, 2017|
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Response from GiPa_12 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for missing this question. The bet time in Perth is mid to late September. Areas North of Perth are best in August and areas down near Albany flower later still. Look at web sites for Kings Park or Tourism WA.
Jing Y
April 8, 2017|
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Response from F1505HCmarkl | Reviewed this property |
It is at the back of Kings Park by the river and the university. I would suggest referring to a map for the shortest route from wherever you will be.