Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Park

2 h 30 min to 4 h


1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min
2 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min

13.8 km
return

↑ 145 m
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Smooth & flat
Starting from the roadside car park near the Rossmoyne Adventist Retirement Village on Bull Creek Road, Rossmoyne, this walk takes you along the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore to Lo Quay River Cafe and back. The Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore extends from Yagan Wetland Reserve along the eastern bank of Bull Creek and along the southern banks of the Canning River to Shelley Bridge. The foreshore is recognised for its significant environmental value and fragile ecosystems as a sanctuary for birdlife, other fauna, and riparian vegetation. It is also an area highly valued by the local community and is an important place for families and friends to meet, for recreation, and for people to find a sense of peace and connect to nature. The foreshore is culturally and historically significant for the Whadjuk Nyoongar people. They used to meet up in this place, utilising it for many things. Along the foreshore, you will find a wheelchair-friendly paved path with seating, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, toilets, barbecues and drinking fountains. Keep an eye out for off-leash/on-leash signs for your four-legged friend. Please stay in control of your companion, so both the wildlife and them can stay safe. 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
Tips on staying safe on track
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 (-32.0451865,115.8637256)
Mode Bus Car Train
DirectionsFrom Kwinana Freeway, 1
  • Turn on to Leach Highway Exit, 1 then drive for 410 m
  • Keep left onto Leach Highway Exit and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Webb Street and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn left onto Bullcreek Road and drive for another 325 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the roadside carpark near the Rossmoyne Adventist Retirement Village on Bull Creek Road, Rossmoyne, follow the sealed path alongside Bull Creek Road, keeping the road to your right. Continue on the sealed path alongside Riverton Drive West as the road curves, providing glimpses of Bull Creek (to your left) through the bushes. Follow the sealed path ahead, keeping the river to your left, and continue the Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Park walk.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 50 m pass the "Bull Creek Park" (15 m on your right).
After another 520 m veer right.
After another 255 m continue straight.
After another 550 m pass the water tap (6 m on your right).
After another 320 m pass the water tap (10 m on your right).
After another 950 m continue straight.
After another 255 m pass the "Rob Bruce Park" (35 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (5 m on your left).
After another 680 m continue straight.
After another 115 m pass the water tap (35 m on your right).
After another 140 m find the "Shelley Beach Park" (on your left).
Shelley Beach Park
Shelley Beach Park

Located on the Canning River, this park is pretty significant for the local community. It also draws people from all around the country. Keep an eye out for community events taking place here as it is a popular place to hold them.
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Located on the Canning River, this park is pretty significant for the local community. It also draws people from all around the country. Keep an eye out for community events taking place here as it is a popular place to hold them.

There is a toilet (about 10 m back from the start).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 85 m continue straight.
Keep left.
After another 115 m veer right.
After another 910 m pass the water tap (on your right).
After another 330 m find the "Wadjup Point" (45 m on your left).
Wadjup Point
Wadjup Point

Wadjup Point contains extensive shallow water and mudflat areas that are home to wading birds such as pied oystercatchers, common greenshanks, hooded plovers, and the black-winged stilt. Mudflats and shallow water areas are the preferred feeding grounds for many wading birds, and there are some wading species that use these areas as part of their international migration patterns. The environmental importance of Wadjup Point was highlighted when the City of Canning reported the hooded plover listed as a vulnerable species.
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Wadjup Point contains extensive shallow water and mudflat areas that are home to wading birds such as pied oystercatchers, common greenshanks, hooded plovers, and the black-winged stilt. Mudflats and shallow water areas are the preferred feeding grounds for many wading birds, and there are some wading species that use these areas as part of their international migration patterns. The environmental importance of Wadjup Point was highlighted when the City of Canning reported the hooded plover listed as a vulnerable species.

After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the "Zenith Park" (25 m on your right).
After another 205 m pass the water tap (8 m on your right).
After another 140 m veer left.
After another 185 m head into the "Riverton Bridge Park".
After another 320 m pass the water tap (6 m on your left).
After another 85 m veer left.
After another 45 m cross the bridge (about 105 m long)
After another 130 m come to a playground .
About 15 m past the end is "Lo Quay River Cafe".
Lo Quay River Cafe
Lo Quay River Cafe

Located in an excellent spot, this place offers panoramic views of the Canning River throughout the day. It also has a natural playground for children. Dogs are allowed in the grassy section, with plenty of shade and water bowls.
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Located in an excellent spot, this place offers panoramic views of the Canning River throughout the day. It also has a natural playground for children. Dogs are allowed in the grassy section, with plenty of shade and water bowls.

About 50 m past the end is a toilet.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 6.9 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Park


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 13.8 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 4 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.6 km apart with the largest gap of 6.8 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
3.8 km[toilet]
Toilet
7 km[toilet]
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