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Heirisson Island

The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
+66 89 891 8196
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Feeling like beeing in the bush right in the City

Just go behind the fences and watch out for the Kangaroos. You can go very close and even touch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoeMueller2014
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Siegen, Germany
Dead grass, walking in the heat and the risk of returning to a damaged vehicle

Park in a small isolated car park or walk from the city then walk further around the island in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
evilc13th
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Perth, Australia
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
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“victoria park” (4 reviews)
“swampy area” (3 reviews)
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The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go behind the fences and watch out for the Kangaroos. You can go very close and even touch them, even I preferred just to watch and make some photos. Nice place to see the australian wilderness just a few steps away from the City.

Thank JoeMueller2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park in a small isolated car park or walk from the city then walk further around the island in the hope of finding a sleeping Kangaroo under a tree while constantly surveying dead grass, sand and swatting away thousands of flies. Then return to the...More

Thank evilc13th
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to Island. Have sailed past in private boat many times. Enjoyed seeing Yagan statue. Only saw one kangaroo, even though signs say there are numerous animals on Island. There were a lot of native birds however

Thank Ron Minnie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was lovely to wander and see all the kangaroos wandering freely. Also to see a wide variety of birds.

Thank Susanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Acineto
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

It was my last day in Perth and I was browsing through trip advisor when I came across Heirisson Island. The sound of kangaroos living freely on the island sounded too good to ignore, so I set off from my hotel to embark on this...More

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Hard to find the roos sometimes but its a great challenge. They are all females and passive, very friendly and can be patted great for a selfie. Much nicer than zoo

3  Thank Leigh S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

An oasis in a City and a lovely diversion off the Swan River walk. Heritage as well and an indigenous history.

Thank Fosseboy
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Easy walk from hotels, or buses at each end of bridge over Swan River. Birds, kangaroos and a few monuments on the island. Good views of Perth City from the island. Kangaroos are sleeping during the day, but get active at sunset.

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

For an europeen - a kengoroo living in a free area is one ultimate goal. Seeing these animals filled me with joy and happines.dont miss this part if you are in Perth - it will be a memory for life !

1  Thank Anne A
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Wendy L
1 October 2017|
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Response from Leigh S | Reviewed this property |
Yes its a free entry park
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punkingirl2013
8 September 2017|
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Response from Stephen_Alas | Reviewed this property |
Heirisson Island is an easy and pleasant walk from either side of the river. The walk from the Barrack Street Jetty is about 3km along the river. Its also great for a cycle. If you haven't walked along here, its well... More
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Raymond B
17 January 2016|
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Response from Stephen_Alas | Reviewed this property |
Heirisson island is home to a number of Kangaroos which for a while now has been closed off to tourists due to a number of issues that occurred. Unfortunately, its a few people that spoilt it for the majority. But its... More
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