Long and winding road linking bush

The Zamia Trail on the Bold Park leg of the Bush to Beach Trail.
The Zamia Trail on the Bold Park leg of the Bush to Beach Trail.

Opening on September 22, the Bush to Beach Trail is the first of six planned trails in the 120km network linking bushland.

The Whadjuk network was named after an Aboriginal group that lived in the Perth area and was launched last year in a ceremony with Noongar Elders.

Whadjuk network project manager Sally Wallace said she hoped the trails would raise awareness of the outdoors and the health benefits of walking.

‘We want people enjoying bushwalking within an urban setting,’ Ms Wallace said

Crossing the western suburbs, the trail will start at Rosalie Park, winding 16.3km to the Grant Marine Park in Cottesloe.

The Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils is funding the network with Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Wardun Beelier Bidi, the next trail in the network, will open later this year.