Bells Rapids Park is a stunning location in the north-west of Perth. Being close to the city and free to enter makes it a great day trip for hikers, kayakers, tourists and families alike. Hope you enjoy this video and have an awesome time at Bells!
“There are two unique Bell’s Rapid circuit walk trails – the 2.5km River walk and the 3km Goat walk. The site is noted for providing fantastic vantage points for the annual Avon Descent. Walkers can enjoy scenic views of Bells Rapids, the countryside and coastal plains, with beautiful grey kangaroos at certain times of the year.”
– City of Swan | Download trail map here
Flora and fauna highlights include:
- Dominant trees – Wandoo, Flooded gums, Swamp Paperbark, Swamp Sheoak
- Wildflower – Fuchsia Grevillea
- Bird – Little Pied Cormorant
The site is also home to the annual Avon Descen – the longest running multi-sport adventure event in Western Australia which pits both paddle and power craft in a thrilling and gruelling 124 kilometre marathon race against the elements over
two days from the Shire of Northam to the City of Bayswater Finish Line at Riverside Gardens. The two day course starts with a 52 kilometre stretch beginning at the Town of Northam, 100 kilometres east of Perth. The course proceeds downriver through the town of Toodyay into the upper reaches of the Darling Range escarpment. The overnight stop is the Boral Campsite located at Cobbler Pool 20 kilometres west of Toodyay. The second day is 72 kilometres long and sees competitors tackle the valley containing the major white water obstacles and challenges of the event including Supershoot, Emu Falls, Championship Rapids and Bells Rapids. The rush of the valley leaves competitors with the marathon 30 kilometre, flat water stretch to Bayswater. Click immage below for more information on next year’s event.
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