Heirisson Island

Situated in the picturesque Swan River of Perth, Western Australia lies the serene Heirisson Island. The island has a thriving population of free-roaming kangaroos, which are a common sight for visitors.

The region covering Heirisson Island holds a rich cultural history, having been traditionally inhabited by the Beeloo people, a subgroup of the Whadjuk Noongar.

Heirisson Island is not accessible by car because no bridges connect it to the mainland. The most common mode of transportation to access the island is by foot or bicycle, which can be conveniently done through pedestrian bridges. It's smart to plan how to get there in advance.

The island offers designated areas where visitors can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities such as picnicking, barbecuing, and simply unwinding amidst the serene surroundings.

Things to do at Heirisson Island

  • Kangaroo Spotting: Heirisson Island is renowned for its population of western grey kangaroos. Observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat by taking a stroll around the island. Maintain a safe distance and refrain from agitating or feeding them.

  • Wildlife Photography: With its abundant wildlife and picturesque environs, Heirisson Island provides excellent photographic opportunities. Take breathtaking photographs of kangaroos, wildlife, the river, and the urban landscape.

  • Cycling and Walking: Walk or ride a bike along the roads that wind through the island's natural landscapes to see more of them. Walk along the trails and take in the fresh air and beautiful views.

  • Birdwatching: The island is home to many different kinds of birds, which makes it a great place for people who like to watch birds. Bring your glasses and try to spot different kinds of birds in their natural habitat.

  • Go Fishing: Anglers can test their skills by fishing from the banks of the island. Before embarking on the fishing adventure, it is important to ensure that visitors are following all local fishing regulations and possess any necessary permits. Once that is taken care of, one can cast their line into the river and eagerly await the thrill of fishing.
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    5 hours

Address of Heirisson Island

East Perth WA 6004, Australia

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