Join the local mob of kangaroos on Heirisson Island, just a hop and a skip from the city of Perth, and prepare for an incredible inner-city twist on hiking. This is your chance to escape to the simplicity of the great outdoors, with this urban adventure on Heirisson Island and Matagarup. The area, known as Matagarup, refers to the place where the river is only leg deep, and once comprised of a small chain of islands and surrounding mudflats. As we wander this 8-kilometer trail along the river, over the Matagarup bridge, and across the island, you will catch a glimpse of the statue of Whadjuk Noongar warrior Yagan, erected to recognise Yagan’s strong leadership and resistance fighting during the early years of the Swan River Colony, and finish with the ‘bust of Baudin’ and uncover just how European settlement and discovery looked.
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