Black Wall Reach is a classic Perth spot for a day out full of fun and a bit of adrenaline. Known for its cliff jumping, Black Wall Reach is also a great spot to rock climb, swim, scuba dive and fish. Super accessible being right in the heart of the city and on the beautiful Swan River, this spot is one not to be missed out on whether your a Perth local or visiting from overseas
“To the local Aborigines the Blackwall Reach/Point Walter area is known as Jenalup or Dyundalup. The most sacred part of the area is the cliffs along Blackwall Reach. In Aboriginal culture it was traditionally a place for women and children. Before white settlement the Beeliar family group (clan) occupied the area. The Beeliar clan is part of the Whadjuk, being one of the 14 language groups, which occupy the Nyungar region in the South-West of WA. One of the many dreaming trails which run along the Swan River passed through the area now known as Point Walter and Blackwall Reach. The Swan River is highly significant to the Nyungar people, as, in the dreaming, the river was made by the Waugal rainbow serpent. The dreaming trail on the southern side of the river is the Yorga (women’s) trail and the men’s trail is found on the northern side. The sand bar, which stretches out from the point, is the connection between these two trails.”
– Urband Bushland
The reach stretches approximately half a kilometre reaching up 11 metres above sea level with the plunge about 25 metres deep.