Heirisson Island
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redeyeblues
Edinburgh, UK1,320 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Took the free red CAT bus to "Queens Gardens" (stop #81 or 104, under 10 minutes from Wellington St Perth Station) then walked about 20 minutes across the bridge to Heirisson Island's very cute kangaroos on the right hand side, after entering 2 wire gates. Arrived at around 5:30 pm, an hour before sunset and saw at least 4 very cute kangaroos grazing and hopping about, just steps away! Nice walk along the river with CBD highrises in the background. Just lovely! Recommended if you are in the city but want to see kangaroos up close in nature (previously just saw them from the car driving down to Margaret River)
Written October 5, 2022
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geoffb837
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Very enjoyable walk from Elizabeth Quay along the Swan River. Path to the island is from the causeway bridge that passes over the middle of the island. We walked around the southern part of the island where there were lakes, bird life , some small beaches ,the Yagan statue,views of city high rise buildings through the trees and bushes. We didn’t follow any particular path. There was a fenced off area where we noticed 4 kangaroos resting and grazing.
Written March 1, 2021
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia148 contributions
Dec 2022
Less than 3km from the CBD is Heirisson Island, a spacious natural reserve which provided great opportunities to look for kangaroos. Only saw three on my visit (around 9:30-10am), but all were very calm and seemed unbothered by my presence. If you're looking for greater numbers of kangaroos, probably best to visit very early morning or at dusk. Took me about an hour to walk through the entire reserve. There are toilets across the road from the reserve in Charles Paterson Park.
Written December 11, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,036 contributions
May 2021
Heirisson Island is nomed after an early French explorer. For many years, Heirisson Island was an abandonned mud flat, but today Heirisson Island is a haven for wildlife. Apart from waterbirds, you are likely to see kangaroos. However, kangaroos are nocturnal creatures, that are active mainly at night. You can walk from the City of Perth to Heirisson Island, there are a number of walking trails on the Island. Although Perth people take Heirisson Island for granted, many visitors think that the idea having wildlife in the centre of the city is quite special.
Written July 13, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,036 contributions
Jun 2022
This island lies in the middle of the Swan River. It's on the Causeway which connects Victoria Park and East Perth. The island was named after a crew-member on the Naturaliste, a French ship which explored the area. Heirisson Island has been upgraded in recent years, Its traditional custodians are the Nyoongar people. Although it's walking distance from the city, there are kangaroos and other native animals to be seen, often in the late afternoon.
Written July 8, 2022
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menors
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK284 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We reached the island via bus to the WACA and then a 15 minute walk to and over the causeway. No signs at all so we crossed the busy road to the car park thinking this is where it all happens kangaroo wise - Wrong - bit of a dump that side with no seating in the shade.
Cross back over the road and that is where the kangaroos reside, except they were in hiding as it was so hot. The area here is better with paths laid out but very little shade.
Overall a bit disappointing - easier way back to the centre by catching a bus on Adelaide Terrace.
Written February 12, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,036 contributions
May 2020
Heirisson Island is in the middle of the Swan River, beteen Victoria Park and East Perth. Its main feature is the mob of kangaroos. Kangaroos are nocturnal, meaning that they are active at night, so you may not see them during the day, though there is a good chance that you will. Heirisson Islnd is open 24 hours a day. Be careful in your travels, the Causeway is busy, it is one of the main links between the North and South of the Swan River.
Written May 22, 2020
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woonopybrown
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
May 2022
I visited on a hot May afternoon. Hopped on a bus from Elizabeth Quay that brought me to Victoria Park Transfer station, and Heirisson Island is about a 10 min walk from there.

The place is very self-explanatory and free for you to explore. I guess it was too early and the weather was hot, so not a lot of kangaroos around. I did manage to see 2 western grey kangaroos. Worth a visit (it's free!) if you have time to spare!
Written May 12, 2022
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julie88888888
Yarm, UK64 contributions
Feb 2023
On our last day walked the 20 mins from our hotel before breakfast at 6.15 am.
Went through the gate and as we were walking saw droppings on the ground but no kangaroos.
Kept walking for quite a while then hubby pulled me back and saw a kangaroo looking at us,Quickly got a few photos and walked round to the other side and there were 3 kangaroos then one more hopped into view.
So happy got more photos and video .
Our guide on our tour had gone at 12pm the previous day and a family from our tour had gone late morning .Neither had seen any kangaroos so it paid off going early.
Written March 6, 2023
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Jul 2020
Heirisson Island connects the northern and southern suburbs of Petth via the Causeway. The island is not very spectacular, but is does have a mob of kangaroos in residence. There is also other fauna, including snakes. The island is very easy to get to by car. By the way, the island is named for Francois- Antoine Heirisson, an early French explorer.
Written August 21, 2020
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