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Heirisson Island

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Address: The Causeway, Swan River | East Perth Area, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia

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Free petting of wallaby!

when you arrive at the island, walk in until you found a gate entrance. Around 15-20 minutes walk into the trail you will go accross a pond, walk until you found a huge place of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

when you arrive at the island, walk in until you found a gate entrance. Around 15-20 minutes walk into the trail you will go accross a pond, walk until you found a huge place of 'field' . Walk around and wait patiently, there is one family of friendly wallaby. Theres a different of wallaby and kangaroo but they are still... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can see, pet and play with kangaroos. They are friendly. They are small. There are only 3 kangaroos there but they are cute.

Thank Amanda G
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We walked to Heirisson Island from our hotel. It was about 4 city blocks. Once there, we started looking for the kangaroos. We finally found 5 of them lying in the cool grassy area that was sort of wet and boggy. They did not mind us there. I took a couple of pictures of them lying there.

Thank Art S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

went jogging there: an island of tranquillity close to the city. Very beautiful, good walking paths.

Thank Philippe V
Altensteig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Close to the CBD, Heirisson island is worth the walk - or run! The island is divided into 2 parts, with the Kangaroos in one half. The Kangaroos are tame, but free - so they choose how they let you come! Despite some negative reviews i didn't find it scruffy or littered

Thank BlackForestKiwi
Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Was a beautiful and hot summer day and there was no kangaroos! There was nothing actually on the island. :( but yet a lovely place to visit and a great view from Perth city centre.

Thank Barbara M
Perth WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Easy walk from the CBD. It's so peaceful and lovely to see the Kangaroos lazing around - they are happy to e stroked. Plenty of wild birds and we were lucky to see a few dolphins swim by.

Thank BM615VGS
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Could have been the wrong time of day for them (late afternoon), but there was nothing..no "evidence" of them even, if you know what I mean.. Go up to Pinnaroo cemetery at dusk, you can see lots of them there at that time..

Thank bas0921
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Lovely to stop and stretch your legs so close to the city, but it is a pity there are homeless aboriginals camping there, leaving their rubbish behind. A nice place to watch all the boating activity on the weekend, or a nice place to try a spot of fishing

Thank LisaQuain
London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Sort of a scruffy piece of parkland but that's makes it interesting. Its not a zoo. You may see the kangaroos and maybe not. Beware the annoying flies.

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