Bicton Baths to Point Walter

1 h to 2 h
40 min to 1 h 15 min
1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min

6 km
return

↑ 79 m
↓ -79 m

Smooth & flat
Starting from the car park off Braunton Street, Bicton, this walk takes you along the Swan River past Bicton Baths and the Point Walter Sandbar. Bicton Baths is biologically quite diverse, and there are many marine animals and plants that reside here. The water here is crystal clear, so it's a beautiful spot for a swim and a picnic, and a great alternative to a day at the beach. Facilities at the adjacent park include barbecues, public toilets and a playground. You can walk along the river for most of the way, and after passing by Blackwall Reach, the foreshore is all yours. Don't forget to check out the top of Blackwall Reach though, as this is a favourite spot for adventurous people to jump off into the river. Once you reach Point Walter, you can walk out on the sandbar if the tide is low. The sandbar extends about 1 kilometre into the river and is a popular fishing spot. Be aware that parts of the sandbar are often submerged, and the drop into the water where boats cross and the bank ends can be quite deep. There's a café located on the Point Walter foreshore where you can enjoy a meal or beverage overlooking the river, before heading back the same way. 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 (-32.02765,115.7785408)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Canning Highway, 6
  • Turn on to Point Walter Road then drive for 690 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Preston Point Road and drive for another 305 m
  • Turn right onto Malsbury Street and drive for another 285 m
  • Turn left onto Braunton Street and drive for another 255 m
  • Turn left onto Blackwall Reach Parade and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the carpark off Braunton Street, Bicton, head out of the carpark back towards the street, passing a black 'Bicton Quarantine Park' sign. Turn left and head along the paved walking path alongside Blackwall Reach Parade, keeping the river to your left, and continue the Bicton Baths to Point Walter walk.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Bicton Quarantine Toilets (about 110 m back from the start).
After another 810 m continue straight.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 95 m pass the car park (5 m on your right).
After another 80 m turn left.
After another 225 m turn left.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 20 m veer left.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 110 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass the sign (20 m on your right).
After another 190 m pass the cave (20 m on your left).
After another 150 m pass the sign (10 m on your right).
After another 65 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 30 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 75 m pass the sign (on your left).
Then pass the artwork (5 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the car park (5 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the "Walter's River Cafe" (70 m on your right).
Then pass the "Point Walter Changerooms" (125 m on your right).
Then pass the playground (45 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (75 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
After another 55 m turn left.
After another 35 m pass the sign (20 m on your right).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Point Walter Spit Walk.
Continue another 650 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Bicton Baths to Point Walter


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 6 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
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) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.1 km apart with the largest gap of 3.8 km.

Seat: There is one 2.1 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-112 mBicton Quarantine Toilets
Toilet
2.2 kmPoint Walter Changerooms
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