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also known as Crawley edge Boat Shed 

The Blue Boat House or the Crawley Edge Boatshed as it’s officially known, sits on the Swan River just below Kings Park.

Despite simply being a boatshed painted blue, it is one of the most photographed location in Perth. On our visit, we had to queue to take photos of the boatshed and ourselves. We also read about the place being usually occupied with wedding photographers taking bridal shoots. So do be patient for your turn.


The Crawley Edge Boatshed has provided stunning backdrops for thousands of photographers around the world.

















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Location




Mounts Bay Rd, Crawley WA 6009, Australia







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About


This iconic boathouse is accessible from Mounts Bay Road below Kings Park. Built in the 1930s, to house and shelter boats, it has changed ownership numerous times, as well as undergone various repairs and renovations over the decades after storms and floods. It was restored it to its former glory in 2004.

Following major works to restore it to its former glory in 2004, the historic structure was re-launched by triple solo-circumnavigator of the world Jon Sanders and single solo-circumnavigator David Dicks.



A stunning piece of nautical architecture, we think it would make the perfect boutique weekender (if only we had the money).
Alas, it’s just sitting pretty for the time being, causing people to stop on Mounts Bay Road, take out their cameras and capture its beauty.


History

It would, being built in the 1930s, have been designed for a pleasure craft of some sort – a sailing boat or rowing boats – that would have cruised the Swan River, past the Crawley baths and other boatsheds dotting the shoreline.

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360 Spherical 

Duration: 1.40 

scene: Google Street view "Step Inside" 

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Nearby Icons 


Dryandra Lookout 400m North East along the nature trail - you'll be glad you tried
access via crawly steps across the road (50m right East) and up Crawley Steps


Eliza Sculpture 260m East along the river, what costume have they applied today 













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Crawley
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Blue Boat House Photo op No.West 1400m 
Bayside Kitchen Food & Drink: Breakfast / Lunch 0 your here now 
Matilda Bay bayside of river, picnic swimming 0 300m each direction 
Perth Fish truck CRAWLEY Seafood truck - weekends and special days N 600m 
Boat Ramp Transport: Boat Ramp S 350m 
Matilda Bay Restaurant Food & Drink: Restaurant riverside S 300m 
Picnic bbq BBQ gas & electric S 120m 
Matilda Bay Public Toilets Toilets South 110m 
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Treck map


Mapped paths, tips & tricks external link
Icons show: Distance, elevations and more


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Trails Kings Park 


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tip: 1st view KP trails Nodes, Elevations, Maps, routes Logistics

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Name & URLDistance / elevation / surfaceFeaturesDate yy.mm comment
Lovers Walk 0650m / 06m change / hard wrap around base on East side 2019.09.29 drafted 
Kings Park Loop 9400m / 50m / various loop the park 2019.09.18 page draft 
Western path 2300m / e:36m / hard / loc: West / dir: n-S  N: node S: river 2019.09.16 pending 
Prionotes Path 0700m / 10m / hard old bitumen N.W boundary 2019.09.15 map in production 
Aberdare Path 0235m / 0m / hard, crosses 2300m Western Path West Thomas St / East May Dr parkland 2019.09.15 map in production 
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Places visited


Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2019.08.27 / Applecross Heathcote Reserve google map visit how that view Heathcote Reserve fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.09.13 / Point Fraser Perth activity bike along the river Birds of colour Point Fraser fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.09.15 / Crawley Perth riverside Photo spot instagram or bust Blue Boat House fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.08.21 Google map people / paths Heirisson Island 2019.08 Drifting HI & LQ  
2019.08.10 Google map people / paths Kings Park wk 2 2019.08 wk2 360 step inside  
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