Whiteman Park
Whiteman Park
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley, Whiteman Park is one of the largest metropolitan recreation and conservation parks in the world. Covering nearly 4,000 hectares, the Park is a place to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – walking or cycling on peaceful bush paths, playing with the kids or simply delighting in the calmness of our unspoilt natural heritage… There’s a lot to see and do including a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park, Motor Museum, Tractor Museum and Revolutions Transport Museum. There’s also Vintage bus, train and tram rides, playgrounds, barbeques and shady picnic areas – you could spend a day there and not see it all!
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  • JRAkers
    Perth, Australia14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    MTT Bus Tour at Whiteman Park Worthwhile
    We did the MTT bus tour at Whiteman Park on Monday. The guide Rebecca was very friendly and knowledgeable, and provided us with lots of interesting facts, and the history of Lew Whiteman. We learnt that he was a kind and generous philanthropist and an avid collector of items and objects from all over the world. The tour was really worthwhile and we would highly recommend doing it. The driver Ian was also really friendly and the guide in the land transport museum Perry was extremely personable and gave our group a great tour of the museum. For a one hour tour and at a cost of $2 each we came away with a wealth of knowledge and had a relaxed and pleasant experience, learning about the different areas in Whiteman Park. All these people are volunteers and passionate about the work they do! Thank you for a pleasant experience on our ‘girl’s’ Weekend away!! 😊
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Robin C
    Perth, Australia29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressed with Whiteman Park
    We were very impressed with Whiteman Park when we visited as a group of six recently. None of us had been for years and we were all pleasantly surprised at how much was available there. Lovely cafe with good service. Very impressed with the friendly efficient ladies in the office where we purchased tickets for the bus tour. Rebecca, our tour guide, and also the gentleman who drove the bus were very friendly and gave us excellent information about the history of the park. Mussel Pool was interesting as was the fantastic transport museum . We could have stayed longer but a picnic lunch in the well situated long tables in the shade was calling! Some children were really enjoying the pool and water play available in the park too. What a great idea! Thanks to everyone who we encountered on our visit for making our day so special.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Melanie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nocturnal Woylie Tour
    A very enjoyable evening out! An easy walk around a secured section of the park I never realised even existed, the tour was really informative and our volunteer tour guide Paul was fantastic with the kids on our tour. Would definitely recommend, it is a different perspective seeing the park at night!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 25, 2024
  • Forstergadabout
    Sydney, Australia100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whiteman Park Explorer Guided Bus Tour.
    Really enjoyed our informative hour-long trip aboard the restored vintage Whiteman Explorer bus around the Whiteman Park complex today. Interesting to hear the commentary about the history of the former owner & the site, the brief stop at Mussel Pool & the mini-tour of the Revolutions of Transport Museum. Very relaxing. For only $2 each, it was the best $2 I’ve spent in a very long time!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2024
  • James L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guided Tour on a Historic Bus
    So many amazing attractions here. But there is one that shines for us and that’s the Wednesday Morning Guided Tour on a historic bus. One short hour with a friendly and knowledgable volunteer Guide (Rebecca) and volunteer bus driver (Colin), we get a better perspective of the scale and magnificence of Whiteman Park. Don’t miss this, people!
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2024
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James J
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Arrived to the cafe and received overpriced, over cooked chips in rather small portions for the price.
Benches were not clean and left with food and dirty plates on them, despite the current COVID-19 situation.

Everything was closed so we decided to do the trail walk although because of VERY POOR signage became lost very soon. Land was very plain and nothing to look at. The said 4km walk soon became 6km, boring and tiring.

Will not return. Would not recommend.
Written June 7, 2020
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Hello James, I'm sorry to hear that you had a negative experience visiting Whiteman Park. Some of the attractions were closed in June due to COVID-19. Except for the Perth Electric Tramway Society, all attractions are now operating. I'd recommend calling in at the Visitor Information Centre to make the most of your day and to pick up a copy of the park map. It's a big park, and there are lots of things to see and do.
Written September 30, 2020
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AMawer
City of Casey, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We came to check out the new Pia's Park only to find so much more at the park. Ended up spending 2 1/2 hours there. Hired Pedal Play Car - hard work up the hills but so much fun otherwise, Visited the car museum which my hubby loved. So much history. Pia's Playground is wonderful. So much to do for all abilities. Splash water area for the little ones is a great little area. We didn't do the tram but what a great way to get around the park. The lady at the information desk was so helpful when we had a couple of questions.

Definately worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written January 12, 2020
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Thanks for the recommendation - I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and that you found the volunteer information officer helpful.
Written January 17, 2020
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Chris S
Perth, Western Australia, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We finally did the Nocturnal Woylie Walk at Whiteman Park, that's been on our family bucket list for some time! It did not disappoint! Even our 13 year old son enjoyed it!

It was lovely to be in nature by torchlight, surrounded by the sights & sounds of the bush & animals. We saw a Short Beaked Echidna as our walk started, which we were told is a rare occurrence! Then Kangaroos, Quenda Tasmanian Sugar Gliders & Woylies!

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Our tour ended in the soft release enclosure, feeding peanuts to Woylies, their favourite food!

If you are a nature or animal lover, curious about the Australian bush, have interstate or overseas visitors or are looking for something unique to do, I highly recommend this tour.
Written February 2, 2020
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Hello Chris, Many thanks for the recommendation! Places are selling out fast, we offer a Kids Woylie Walk on 15 and 22 April, otherwise we have limited availability on our regular Friday night tour on 3, 17 and 24 April.
Written February 4, 2020
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Robin C
Perth, Australia29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We were very impressed with Whiteman Park when we visited as a group of six recently. None of us had been for years and we were all pleasantly surprised at how much was available there. Lovely cafe with good service. Very impressed with the friendly efficient ladies in the office where we purchased tickets for the bus tour. Rebecca, our tour guide, and also the gentleman who drove the bus were very friendly and gave us excellent information about the history of the park. Mussel Pool was interesting as was the fantastic transport museum . We could have stayed longer but a picnic lunch in the well situated long tables in the shade was calling! Some children were really enjoying the pool and water play available in the park too. What a great idea! Thanks to everyone who we encountered on our visit for making our day so special.
Written November 18, 2023
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dandylionlady
Western Australia544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
All the family (grandparents, parents and 7yr old grandchild) enjoyed this 2hr evening walk through the bush land conservation area and learnt a great deal about local fauna, conservation and climate change. We saw lots of animals and had a close encounter with Woylies and Quendas where we could feed them peanuts. It is an easy walk and the track is flat but uneven in parts and may not suitable if you are very unsteady on your feet or cannot walk for at least 1km. Our guide was passionate and knowledgeable about the topics he spoke on and very easy to talk to. It was a great experience for all ages.
Written January 24, 2021
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nonn
Sydney, Australia492 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This place is great for the family functions. It is very place with plenty of undercover picnic tables etc. there is a village atmosphere here.
The Caversham wildlife park you have to pay for which is inside the park entrance. The park entrance is free
There is a pool for the young ones
Written January 25, 2020
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Hi Michelle, Thanks for your review. I'd recommend you book a shelter if you are having a family function or gathering, otherwise you may need to find a shady spot for your picnic.
Written January 28, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We reckon that this park is a magical place for children and with plenty to interest the not so young. Unfortunately we didn't arrive until after lunch on the Wednesday. Missed out on the vintage train ride which finished at 1.30pm, the electric tram wasn't operating; we headed to the Motor Museum. Plenty to see with the other Transport Museums, the Wildlife Park, the Village Shops, various recreational facilities and bush trails. A range of activities and interests to suit many and certainly a great attraction for young ones.
Written April 26, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Whiteman Park consists of 4,000 ha (almost 10,000 acres) of bushland, one of the largest suburban parks in the world. Whiteman Park is 22 km (14 miles) north of the capital of Western Australia, Perth. The park consists of banksia woodland, half of which is conserved. It's a haven for native animals and vegetation. Whiteman Park is located in the Perth suburb of Whiteman in the upper reaches of the Swan Valley. It's around hafl an hour by car from the Perth CBD. Apart from the Park's conservation value, the park hosts a vintage tram and a motor museum. The tractor museum is a feature yhay will interest farmers.
Written April 17, 2022
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Forstergadabout
Sydney, Australia100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Really enjoyed our informative hour-long trip aboard the restored vintage Whiteman Explorer bus around the Whiteman Park complex today. Interesting to hear the commentary about the history of the former owner & the site, the brief stop at Mussel Pool & the mini-tour of the Revolutions of Transport Museum. Very relaxing. For only $2 each, it was the best $2 I’ve spent in a very long time!
Written March 25, 2024
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lynnmac2023
Maida Vale, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
There was something special about being in the still of Whiteman Park after dark.
The Woylie walk was very informative and our guide friendly and happy to answer all our questions.
At $20 each it was well worth a visit to a part of the park you would otherwise never get to see.
Written January 24, 2023
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