Booyeembara Park Loop

20 min to 30 min

6 min to 10 min
20 min to 40 min

1.2 km
circuit

↑ 7 m
↓ -7 m

Easy track
Starting from the carpark on Montreal Street, Fremantle, this walk takes you on a short circuit within Booyeembara Park. Booyeembara Park is a gorgeous park that blends landscaping with environmental restoration. 'Booyeembara' is a local Aboriginal word which means 'of the limestone hills.' Years of excavation has transformed the area into a very different landscape. The land, which was once a quarry and a tip, has been reborn as sixteen hectares of public open space. The park has plenty of open space, bushland, walking trails and a central man-made lake. Located within the park is a decent sized playground, a skate park and an installation of exercise equipment. There are also a couple of BBQs, but no picnic tables or shelters. Toilets are situated close to the playground up a steep embankment, next to the carpark. Entry is via one of several paths down to the paved circuit that forms the basis of the park. Just around the corner is a path leading to a jetty sitting on the upper lake. The trail loops around the upper lake and then makes its way back down to the lower lake. Booyeembara Park has plenty to offer, despite this loop being just over a kilometre. Any fitness fanatic would love the well-maintained paths and the exercise equipment on the western edge. For those that are after some peace, the idyllic setting of the lake is a very relaxing place to be. There are a few quiet spots around the lake to sit down and enjoy the scenery, or just relax in the shade reading a book. There is also the option of dirt paths that extend past the upper lake for those that want to add some extra length to their walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.0571402,115.7661496)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Kwinana Freeway
  • Turn on to South Street Exit then drive for 350 m
  • Keep right onto South Street Exit and drive for another 7.2 km
  • Turn right onto Carrington Street and drive for another 690 m
  • Turn left onto Stevens Street and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Montreal Street and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Montreal Street and drive for another 6 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the corner of Stevens Street and Montreal Street, head along the red paver walkway towards the informational signpost, moving directly away from the corner. Pass by the said signpost and turn left immediately to head along the paved footpath with metal railings. After completing half a circle as you veer right, turn left to head towards the lake and jetty. Turn left shortly after and join the main loop around the lake(s) to continue along Booyeembara Park Loop(clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Booyeembara Park at the start.
After another 90 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to a wide jetty for a close-up and peaceful view of the lake. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 80 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 70 m pass the water tap (45 m on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (50 m on your right).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Montreal Street. Details below.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
After another 110 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 20 m pass the artwork (10 m on your left).
This artwork is wheelchair accessible.
After another 20 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 50 m continue straight.
The starting point of an alternate route. A slightly shorter alternate route that has a creek crossing(might be dry). To take the alternate route turn right here. Details below.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass a seat (10 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 25 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 70 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
Continue straight.
After another 75 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 15 m come to the end.

A slightly shorter alternate route that has a creek crossing(might be dry).
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a artwork (about 110 m back from the start).
This artwork is wheelchair accessible.
After 140 m cross the ford.
After another 25 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

An optional side trip taking you to a wide jetty for a close-up and peaceful view of the lake.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the seat at the start. , has no backrest.
Find the seat at the start. , has no backrest.
Find the artwork at the start.
This artwork is wheelchair accessible.
After another 40 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 175 m to the main route.

An alternate access point from/to Montreal Street.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 85 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
Turn left.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Booyeembara Park Loop


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.2 km
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 300 m from the start.

Seat: There are 10 on route, on average they are 140 m apart with the largest gap of 235 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
300 m[toilet]
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