Carine Open Space

45 min to 1 h

15 min to 30 min
45 min to 1 h 15 min

4 km
circuit

↑ 35 m
↓ -35 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Beach Road, Carine, this walk takes you on a circuit around Carine Open Space, passing Little Carine Swamp and Big Carine Swamp. Carine Open Space is a great place to enjoy a bit of nature, get some off-leash activity with your dog, or meet with friends and family. There are plenty of wide-open spaces ringed by a network of walking and cycling paths. Some paths are paved while others are more natural, but they are all flat. This loop walk initially takes you alongside Beach Road towards Little Carine Swamp, winding around the wetland area. The path is closer to the road, but you can walk off-path on the grass. After passing the wetlands, the path leads through the middle of the park, passing a riding school where you can see the resident horses. From the riding school, a dirt pathway takes you through a woodland area with signage describing the different types of trees. When you emerge from the trees, the main path takes you around Big Carine Swamp, offering glimpses of the swamp through the dense vegetation. The path continues around the edge of the wetland area before emerging into more open grassland, leading to a picnic area with toilets, BBQ's and a large shaded playground. You can follow the path towards the skate park, or alternatively, continue around the perimeter to complete your loop walk. There's plenty of grassy open space to enjoy some exercise, even if you don't fancy a walk around the swamps. You can bring your dog to this park, provided they're on a leash and not let into the wetlands. Carine Open Space is always busy with people exercising, walking their dogs or enjoying the outdoor spaces. On weekends, it's the venue for the Carine Parkrun and the nearby playing fields can also make it very busy during sports seasons. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.8462383,115.7884641)
Mode Bus Car Train
DirectionsFrom Mitchell Freeway
  • Turn on to then drive for 670 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn right onto Okely Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn right onto Beach Road and drive for another 270 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 70 m
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Getting started
From the car park off Beach Road (285 metres east of intersection with Okely Road & Davallia Road), Carine, head towards the edge of the swamp along the paved walking path located to the right of the cycling path, near the entrance to Carine Open Space. Follow the paved walking path ahead, keeping the road to your left, then turn right after passing by the swamp to continue the walk around Carine Open Space (clockwise).....
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Start.
Find the Carine Open Space at the start.
Carine Open Space
Carine Open Space

Carine Open Space is a vast area that every person in the family can find something fun to do. Sporting grounds include three full-size ovals, three rectangles, three tennis courts, a baseball pitch, club rooms and plenty of space for training. The main playground features all the usual facilities, and there is another smaller and quieter playground on the other side. Toilets are located near the playgrounds, and the barbeque facilities and park benches are very well looked after. The skate park is located a short walk away from the main playground and features a number of ramps, rails and ledges. The park also features both a large dog and a small dog section. Fences, sand pits, and water fountains with bowls are provided in both sections, along with seats for you to take a break. Just across Beach Road is the Carine Glades Shopping Centre and Carine Central, providing everything one needs for the perfect picnic or barbeque.
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Carine Open Space is a vast area that every person in the family can find something fun to do. Sporting grounds include three full-size ovals, three rectangles, three tennis courts, a baseball pitch, club rooms and plenty of space for training. The main playground features all the usual facilities, and there is another smaller and quieter playground on the other side. Toilets are located near the playgrounds, and the barbeque facilities and park benches are very well looked after. The skate park is located a short walk away from the main playground and features a number of ramps, rails and ledges. The park also features both a large dog and a small dog section. Fences, sand pits, and water fountains with bowls are provided in both sections, along with seats for you to take a break. Just across Beach Road is the Carine Glades Shopping Centre and Carine Central, providing everything one needs for the perfect picnic or barbeque.

Find the car park at the start.
After another 450 m continue straight.
After another 150 m turn right.
After another 380 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
This car park is wheelchair accessible.
After another 140 m find the "Riding for the Disabled Association of WA" (30 m on your left).
Riding for the Disabled Association of WA
Riding for the Disabled Association of WA

RDA aims to provide the positive effects of horse riding for the disabled. This helps the person both psychologically and physically. Activities at RDA Carine include therapeutic, recreational and educational riding, vaulting, equine-assisted therapy and Ready Set Trot programs.
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RDA aims to provide the positive effects of horse riding for the disabled. This helps the person both psychologically and physically. Activities at RDA Carine include therapeutic, recreational and educational riding, vaulting, equine-assisted therapy and Ready Set Trot programs.

Then cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
Continue straight.
Keep right.
After another 190 m turn left.
After another 335 m find the "Big Carine Swamp" (120 m on your right).
Big Carine Swamp
Big Carine Swamp

The name "Carine" comes from two separate swamps; "Big Carine Swamp" and "Small Carine Swamp". The Hamersley family came from Europe in 1837 and settled here, yet the region remained underdeveloped till the 1960s. The swamps are now preserved as natural wetlands and are home to many rare waterbirds, frogs, turtles and other wildlife.
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The name "Carine" comes from two separate swamps; "Big Carine Swamp" and "Small Carine Swamp". The Hamersley family came from Europe in 1837 and settled here, yet the region remained underdeveloped till the 1960s. The swamps are now preserved as natural wetlands and are home to many rare waterbirds, frogs, turtles and other wildlife.

Veer left.
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 155 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Reid Highway. Details below.
After another 265 m continue straight.
After another 185 m continue straight.
After another 610 m pass the playground (15 m on your left).
After another 9 m turn left.
After another 40 m pass the shelter (15 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the water tap (on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (10 m on your left).
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 305 m turn right.
After another 95 m pass the pay phone (75 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 140 m pass the car park (35 m on your right).
After another 30 m come to the end.

An alternate access point from/to Reid Highway.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 15 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Carine Open Space


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

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Shelter: There is one 3.4 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
3.4 km[shelter]
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