1 h to 2 h 40 min to 1 h 15 min 1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min
↑ 79 m ↓ -79 m
Smooth & flat
Starting from the car park off Braunton Street, Bicton, this walk takes you along the Swan River past Bicton Baths and the Point Walter Sandbar. Bicton Baths is biologically quite diverse, and there are many marine animals and plants that reside here. The water here is crystal clear, so it's a beautiful spot for a swim and a picnic, and a great alternative to a day at the beach. Facilities at the adjacent park include barbecues, public toilets and a playground. You can walk along the river for most of the way, and after passing by Blackwall Reach, the foreshore is all yours. Don't forget to check out the top of Blackwall Reach though, as this is a favourite spot for adventurous people to jump off into the river. Once you reach Point Walter, you can walk out on the sandbar if the tide is low. The sandbar extends about 1 kilometre into the river and is a popular fishing spot. Be aware that parts of the sandbar are often submerged, and the drop into the water where boats cross and the bank ends can be quite deep. There's a café located on the Point Walter foreshore where you can enjoy a meal or beverage overlooking the river, before heading back the same way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Preston Point Road and drive for another 305 m
Turn right onto Malsbury Street and drive for another 285 m
Turn left onto Braunton Street and drive for another 255 m
Turn left onto Blackwall Reach Parade and drive for another 30 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the carpark off Braunton Street, Bicton, head out of the carpark back towards the street, passing a black 'Bicton Quarantine Park' sign. Turn left and head along the paved walking path alongside Blackwall Reach Parade, keeping the river to your left, and continue the Bicton Baths to Point Walter walk.....
Directions & comments
Bicton Quarantine Toilets (about 110 m back from the start).
After another 810 m continue straight.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 95 m pass the car park (5 m on your right).
After another 80 m turn left.
After another 225 m turn left.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 20 m veer left.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 110 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass the sign (20 m on your right).
After another 190 m pass the cave (20 m on your left).
After another 150 m pass the sign (10 m on your right).
After another 65 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 30 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 75 m pass the sign (on your left).
Then pass the artwork (5 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the car park (5 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the "Walter's River Cafe" (70 m on your right).