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About Heirisson Island, Perth

Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It occupies an area of 285,600 m2 (3,074,000 sq ft), and is connected to the two foreshores by The Causeway. The next upstream island is Kuljak Island, with no islands in the Swan River downstream between Heirisson Island and the Indian Ocean. Prior to development, there were several small islands, surrounded by mudflats. The Noongar name for the area is Matagarup (meaning "leg deep"), which has been retained for the single island after reclamation. Over the years, dredging and reclamation has created a single island, which is now a landscaped nature reserve, with a 2 km (1.2 mi) walking path. In 1998, five female western grey kangaroos were introduced onto the island, followed by a female with a male joey in 2000.


Overview of Heirisson Island

Welcome to the page of Heirisson Island. This is a place of interest in the city of Perth in Australia. Heirisson Island is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Perth.

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Swan Valley Tour from Perth: Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tastings
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Explore the Swan Valley on a full-day or half-day trip from Perth and indulge your love of fine wine and food. Visit several wineries and enjoy tastings of wine, cheese and chocolate. Enjoy lunch (if option selected) at the renowned Houghton Wines and finish your day with locally crafted ale at an award-winning microbrewery!

Small-Group Tour: Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail
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Forget speed dating and start speed grazing -- the newest way to enjoy all the best artisan produce of the Swan Valley! On this half-day tour from Perth, take your taste buds on an adventure and sample heavenly honeys, delectable chocolates, exotic coffees and gorgeous homemade ice-cream. Choose a 'sweet' morning or 'savory' afternoon departure and enjoy more than 25 different food tastings including generous samplings of the region’s world-renowned wines.

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  • Heirisson Island is the small island connected to the causeway between Perth City and Victoria Park/Burswood area. You can park in Burswood park by the Crown casino to walk to the island. There are two halves, the Southern end is gated and has the free roaming Kangaroos while the Northern end has the car park (only accessible going away from the city) as well as the toilets and an open park for picnics and BBQs. I was quite lucky when I went. There were people who had already spotted the kangaroos relaxing under the trees so it wasn't difficult to find them. After strolling around the southern end, I went through the underpass on the Perth city side to the northern side. As I was walking around the northern end I spotted dolphins swimming in the river. It was quite a nice walk around the island. Other people were on bikes and others were fishing along the edge of the river. Quite a nice place for an afternoon stroll.

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  • Nice park very close to the city, if interested to see some kangaroos , national animal of Australia.

  • Nothing much exiting. But if you love nature and would like to have a long walk through the woods its a great place to be.. Only 2 kangaroos.. so its difficult to spot it..

  • Just few minutes away from Perth city where can you see some wild animal and kangaroo

  • Walk with kangaroo

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