Zamia Trail

1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
40 min to 1 h 15 min

5.2 km
circuit

↑ 108 m
↓ -108 m

Easy track
Starting from the Reabold Hill car park on Scenic Drive, just off Oceanic Drive, City Beach, this walk takes you on a circuit within Bold Park via the Zamia Trail. Boasting stunning inner-city views, the Zamia Trail is a hidden gem in the Perth area. Bold Park is one of the largest remaining bushland remnants in the urban area of the Swan Coastal Plain with an abundance of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The trail is dotted with little park benches, most with a beautiful view over the city or the ocean, making for a perfect place to have lunch in the great outdoors. A short side trail leads to Ocean Views Lookout with panoramic views of the ocean and a couple of park benches to sit for a while and enjoy the views. The Zamia Trail is a well-signposted walk on compacted limestone. There are a few sloping hills along the way, requiring a reasonable level of fitness. The trail partially overlaps a horse riding trail, so be mindful when walking through that small part of the track. Your four-legged friends are welcome but must be kept on a leash. 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 At the intersection of Zamia Trail & Scenic Drive (-31.9406198,115.7752637)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom West Coast Highway, 71
  • Turn on to Oceanic Drive then drive for 1.6 km
  • Make a U-turn onto Oceanic Drive and drive for another 65 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 220 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 10 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 75 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Reabold Hill carpark at the end of Scenic Drive, City Beach, head towards the 'Welcome to Bold Park' and 'Zamia Trail' signs located at the far corner of the carpark, next to a park bench. Head along the wide dirt track to the right of the signs, passing another 'Zamia Trail' sign (on the left) after a few metres. After about 140 metres from the start, keep going the same direction at the intersection to continue along Zamia Trail(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Zamia Trail & Scenic Drive Start heading along Zamia Trail (a footpath).
Reabold Hill (about 85 m back from the start).
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to Ocean View Lookout, providing you better views of the west coast. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Zamia Trail & Hovea Walk) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Zamia Trail & Thornbill Walk) turn sharp right, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 50 m come to the viewpoint.
Turn around.
After another 45 m turn right, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Zamia Trail & Sheoak Walk) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 860 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Balga Track & Zamia Trail) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Zamia Trail & Pine Walk) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
The starting point of an alternate route. A slightly longer alternate route visiting a viewpoint that provides easterly views. To take the alternate route veer right here. Details below.
After another 470 m (at the intersection of View Trail & Zamia Trail) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 200 m (at the intersection of View Trail & Zamia Trail) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
Keep right.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Yoorn Walk & Zamia Trail) veer left, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Zamia Trail & Possum Walk) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 30 m veer right, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Zamia Trail & Hovea Walk) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of Tuart Walk & Zamia Trail) continue straight, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 240 m (at the intersection of Tuart Walk & Zamia Trail) turn left, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 90 m turn right, to head along Zamia Trail.
After another 145 m come to the end.

This little side trip takes you to Ocean View Lookout, providing you better views of the west coast.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 85 m to find Ocean View Lookout at the end.
"Ocean View Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 85 m to the main route.

A slightly longer alternate route visiting a viewpoint that provides easterly views.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Zamia Trail & View Trail Start heading along View Trail (a footpath).
After another 180 m turn left, to head along View Trail.
After another 135 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Zamia Trail


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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