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“Stunning native flora”
Review of Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park
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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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This free, large park has to be one of the top Perth experiences for both locals and travellers.

The range of native flora is excellent, with accompanying birds.

There is a children's wading pool, good toilets scattered throughout, excellent tourist railway and preserved electric trams, a good Visitors' Centre.

The only letdown is the much smaller fenced bushland that has woylies and other small Australian marsupials (enclosed to prevent predation by feral introduced cats) is only accessible on a guided tour that runs at night.

See the stunning Kangaroo Paws (flora) at the entrance.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Everything, there is something for everyone, from playgrounds to bush trails, wildlfe, an historic village, dog exercise area,and train, and entry is free.

1  Thank P K
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We are fortunate enough to own a property next door to the park and try to spend some time there every day. There are unlimited trails to wander off in nature. Our little one enjoys the playgrounds, water areas and bridges, trains, trams, and the new children's pool with fun fountains inside. They have a great "Birds of Prey" show, a cute "village" with old-fashioned shops, a couple of auto museums, the Caversham Wildlife Park, and lots of additional activities on weekends and holidays. These days, there are camel shows, puppet shows, and night walks.

There is plenty here to make for a fun family day out. Also fantastic for quiet time in nature, great bird watching, and of course, loads of kangaroos in the evenings!

1  Thank RS108
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Free Entry, great shaded picnic areas, BBQ's, walking and biking trails, games areas, dogs allowed, kiddie paddling area - what more could you want?

We took a loaded esky and got there nice and early as the biggest picnic shelters are reserved by bookings and the smaller tables are first in best dressed.
Lovely grassed, shaded areas (We settled down at Mussel Pool away from the hubbub of the village).
Kids took their bikes and rode for hours on the tracks.
We walked some of the shorter trails which was lovely. Lots of wildflowers and wildlife this time of year to explore, but nothing too strenous.
We should have takent the soccer ball and cricket set!
Had our dogs with us and there is a wonderful fenced area that you can let them off the lead.

We spent a few pennies on the tram ride and bought an icecream so it was a very cheap day out.

We didnt bother with the Wildlife Park.
Have been to the heritage tractors before - they are definitly worth a visit.

An amazing place to make your own low key fun and get away from the commercialism of the city. Plan it and it wont cost you much at all.

The shops arent much, barely worth a look. Take your own food and drinks (plenty of water fountains to refill the kids bottles) and a thermos, dont bother with the Cafe.

1  Thank nannygoatjunction
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you want to have a fmaily BBQ it's okay and Caversham Wildlife park is good. The rest of it is boring, boring, boring. The shops are tired and poorly stocked and the owners so officious that they scare off potential customers. There's very little to do. We first visited 25 years ago and hated it. We gave it a second chance recently and couldn't wait to leave as it hadn't changed a bit. Forget it, there are much better places to go.

1  Thank AuntieFloTravels
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