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Heirisson Island & Matagarup Guided Hike

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2 Hours


8 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

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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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided hike along Heirisson Island and Matagarup in perth
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating city
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guides
  • Access to all photos of the day

What To Bring

  • Comfortable enclosed shoes such as trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Jazel Low Avatar
    Jazel Low
    17 Nov 2019 - Google

    Participated in the "Tunnels & Dams" hike at John Forrest National Park and it was absolutely a great first time... read more

    jankunnen Avatar
    5 star rating
    29 Jun 2021 - TripAdvisor

    A fabulous hike with spectacular views led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who are also fully trained in first aid.... read more

  • The Avocado Bus Avatar
    The Avocado Bus
    07 Oct 2020 - Google

    Great hikes showing off our amazing state on offer and lovely staff!

    5 star rating
    29 Jun 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Well organised & good paced 16km walk. Was worried it would be super slow going but the option was... read more

  • Annette Hoskin Avatar
    Annette Hoskin
    positive review 
    10 Oct 2020 - Facebook

    Wonderful walks with great like-minded people!

    585jennyw Avatar
    5 star rating
    24 Oct 2021 - TripAdvisor

    We did the Bickley Valley tour with the lovely Kate. I learnt so much from her about the history of... read more

Additional Information

Toilets are available at the start of the trail.
Car parking is ample and is located on Heirisson Island. It is a CPP carpark.
This hike is graded beginner, and level 2. All surfaces are relatively flat and event, however we go on unsealed pathways on Heirisson Island. It is suitable for most ages and fitness stages.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another event. Customers can transfer their booking to a friend or family member with no penalty but must advise in writing so The Hike Collective can forward all booking information to the new attendee. Cancellations will not receive a refund of the booking fee.

All bookings are made via Rezdy. If The Hike Collective cancels a tour due to inclement weather your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
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