A winding river, beautiful trees and adventurous paths await visitors to the City of Canning.
This weekend, why not leave the car at home and follow the meandering trails through the Canning River Regional Park via bike or on foot? With natural wonders extending 6km along the river, it is possible to explore the grand Canning River Regional Park by bike or on foot. Five wetlands are home to some glorious and colourful birdlife, while the park itself provides picnic areas and walkways for those wanting a relaxing visit. Why not learn Noongar knowledge about the local birds and plants before you head out - here.
After indulging in a coffee at Kent St Weir, home to the Canning River Eco Education Centre, there’s a chance to see the park from a different point of view – and that’s from the seat of a miniature train. Or why not take up canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding or boating to explore our waterways along the Canning? It’s easy to make your way through the green upper reaches as it winds its way down from the hills.
Offering 6km of mini tracks winding through the forest, the Castledare Miniature Railway is the largest operated miniature railway of its kind in the country. Children and adults alike will marvel at just how delicately the trains and tracks are put together.
Nestled on the banks of the river is the historic 19th century Woodloes Homestead which stands as one of the earliest designed homes in the Swan River Colony. Trawl through memorabilia and get lost in Victorian times in this beautiful building. Want to leanr more about the history and heritage in the City, have a look at the History and Heritage section.
For the bigger kids, there’s the option of the Whaleback Golf Course in Parkwood where you can play by day and enjoy driving the range by night.
Well, what are you waiting for? Discover the City of Canning for yourself and get lost in its natural and historical delights.