Heirisson Island

Heirisson Island, Perth: Hours, Address, Heirisson Island Reviews: 4/5

Heirisson Island
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,866 contributions
Nature in the raw
Oct 2021
I cannot think of another city which has a wild island within walking distance of the CBD. When we were in primary school, we would ride our bicycles around Heirisson Island, chasing rabbits and other animals. The terrain was bushy, but it was fun. These days, the main wild creatures on Heirisson Island are a mob of kangaroos, which emerge around dusk. Also, there may be snakes; leave them alone and they will leave you alone. This inner-city nature reserve is worth a look, the main hazzard is the traffic on the Causeway.
Written November 13, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,866 contributions
Wildlife in the centre of the city
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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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,008 contributions
Island near Perth CBD
Apr 2021
To get to Heirisson Island we walked along the Swan River foreshore from Perth CBD next to Riverside Drive. The path is next to the river and offers wonderful water views. The path is flat and goes for about two kilometres until you reach Heirisson Island. You cross the Causeway at Point Fraser and you are on the island. The island is small and offers terrific views of the river back to Perth. There are kangaroos on the island but they are difficult to find, I saw two. The round trip from the Bell Tower to Heirisson Island takes about two hours and is a lovely way to spend your time in Perth.
Written April 3, 2021
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy984 contributions
Kangaroo in Perth
Mar 2021
Heirisson Island is a small island in the Swan River in front of East Perth. To reach the island you have to take road 5, which crosses the river, and leave the causeway bridge when above the island, following the parking signs. From the car park a short path leads to the north shore of the island and from there to the underpass under the bridge. A hundred meters further on there is a fence that closes the southwest half of the island. Through a gate with two doors in succession you enter the area where the kangaroos have been reintroduced. Both the path and the gates allow entry even with a baby pram. Due to the presence of wildlife, dogs are not allowed inside the area bounded by the fence. The path goes around the island and most of it is under the shade of the trees. It is easy to see water birds swimming in the Swan river or in the pond in the center of the island. We have seen Australian black swan (Cygnus atratus), Australasian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae), Australian great egret (Ardea alba modesta), Australian wood duck (Chenonetta jubata), Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa rogersi) as well as non-aquatic birds. But the most interesting thing for adults and children are the western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus). We have seen in all four kangaroos that, being relatively accustomed to humans, have allowed us to get close to a few meters, a nice experience for children, while remaining in the center of Perth. In memory of the indigenous people on the island there is a statue of the Aboriginal warrior Yagan. Near the banks of the inner pound there are warning signs for the possible presence of snakes, very common situation in Perth parks. In the part of the island not reserved for kangaroos there is the possibility of making a barbecue.
Written March 12, 2021
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geoffb837
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Heiresson
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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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Nature in the city
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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,866 contributions
Kangaroos in the middle of Perth
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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foghornred
Weston super Mare, UK270 contributions
Great bit of a nature reserve
Feb 2020
While cycling around Perth we stopped at Heirlsson Island to look around,it looked as though there would be quite a lot of wildlife as it was left to nature and I was a bit concerned about snakes.
But lucky for us we saw three Kangaroo's on the hill so walked up to them slowly and got quite close to them but that is the only wildlife that we had time to see but it was worth it.
Written March 10, 2020
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menors
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK259 contributions
Too hot - no kangaroos
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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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,193 contributions
Great for tourists
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is such a rare opportunity to find a mob of kangaroos living in the heart of any Australian city. But then there's Perth who has a resident population within the city.

Heirisson Island is their home where the found freely. That doesn't mean you can always find them as they will blend into their environment and hide especially on hot days.

I always see tourists coming here and why not. It's a free bus trip from the CBD to the causeway in East Perth. As Heirissen Island is smack in the middle of the Swan River it isn't hard to find.

Obviously there is still need to be careful as kangaroos can be dangerous especially around their young. They will approach if they want. A zoom on any camera can always get that close photo.
Written January 30, 2020
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