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Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It occupies an area of 285600 m2 (3074000 sq ft), and is connected to the two foreshores by The Causeway. The next upstream island is Kuljak Island, then Ron Courtney Island, with no islands in the Swan River downstream between Heirisson Island and the Indian Ocean other than the artificial islet in Elizabeth Quay.By using our Perth trip maker tool, you can arrange your visit to Heirisson Island and other attractions in Perth.
Before development, there were several small islands, surrounded by mudflats. The Noongar name for the area is Matagarup (meaning "leg deep"), which has been retained for the single island after reclamation.
Over the years, dredging and reclamation has created a single island, which is now a landscaped nature reserve, with a 2 km (1.2 mi) walking path.
In 1998, five female western grey kangaroos were introduced onto the island, followed by a female with a male joey in 2000.
Tours to Heirisson Island
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Duration: 5 to 8 hours
Heirisson Island reviews
Heirisson Island connects the northern and southern suburbs of Petth via the Causeway. The island is not very spectacular, but is does have a mob of kangaroos in residence. There is also other... more »
Heirisson Island is in the middle of the Swan River, beteen Victoria Park and East Perth. Its main feature is the mob of kangaroos. Kangaroos are nocturnal, meaning that they are active at night, so..... more »
From the car park, walk towards the bridge, there’s a path under the bridge that leads to the Kangaroo enclosed area. You will find 5 kangaroos wandering around the lake. Recommended time spend 1 hour.
Heirisson Island is one of my favourite places in Perth. There are not many people there. It's perfect for a walk or run and you can find some rest. In the middle of the island is a car park. In the southern park you can find human friendly kangaroos for a selfie. At night you can make awesome pictures of the Perth skyline.
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