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Point Walter (Noongar: Dyoondalup) is a point on the Swan River, Western Australia, notable for its large sandbar that extends into the river. It is located on the southern shore of Melville Water, and forms its western end. Point Walter is located in the suburb of Bicton, approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south of the Perth central business district, and 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Fremantle, and is on the opposite side of the river to the suburbs of Mosman ParkPeppermint Grove, and Dalkeith.

Point Walter is a site of Aboriginal Australian heritage, both for its place in the Dreamtime and because of the local Whadjuk people's historical activities at the site. Named in 1827 by James Stirling, it was popular among the public for its variety of recreational activities and its facilities, such as tea rooms, a bathing house and a tavern. Through a series of events, the point suffered a drop in patronage from the late 19th century to World War II. At that time, it was rehabilitated from a state of disrepair, and an army camp was built on the premises, which was later transformed into a migrant settlement camp. Since the migrant camp's closure in 1972, the facilities have been used for multiple activities.

Since 1912 Point Walter has been run by Melville City Council, and today is contained in the Point Walter Reserve. The reserve and the sandbar serve as important sites for flora and fauna, particularly bird-life. It is popularly used for a variety of recreational activities, and currently hosts the annual Point Walter concert.






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20 hectares of bushland 2kms along the South West 
trails, cliffs, fishing



1km sandbar, jetty, cap park, cafe, toilets, 

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Point Walter

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Name & UrlTheme & FeaturesDistance from Jetty
Jenalup Beach Reclusive beach and cliff climbers start point S.West 610m soft steps down from concrete path 
Trails Bicton / Point Walter Blackwall reach trails hike walk and ride  
Point Walter Jetty Jetty 
Point Walter Golf Course  South 800m 
Blackwall Reach Nature reserve 20 hectares, trails, cliffs SWest 300m 
Cliffs at Blackwall Reach Cliffs views jumping SW 800m trails, parking 
Car parking Parking / trailers: 150 bays S.East 350m 
Point Walter Reserve Carpark Parking: 40 cars S 50m 
Boat ramp 2 Boat ramp S.East 500m 
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Bicton / Point Walter / Blackwall reach

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Name / URLDistance / Elevation / SurfaceFeaturesYY.MM comments
Point Walter Sandbar 1000 / 0 / sand /  tide low in morning / afternoon sections lost to water 20.04 google mapping 360 trail 
Jenna Biddi Yorga 2000m / 18m / hard surface Nature reserve / cliff views over river 20.04 google mapping path 360 trail 
loop Bicton Baths Quarantine Park 1km 1000m / 18m /  cap par, toilets, riverside views, trails, historical Icons 20.04 drafted 
Centre Point Walter 800m 800m / 12 m / hard surface Dog Beach East to BBQ hill top centre 20.04 drafted 
Loop 9km riverside 9000m / 20m /  Sandbar / Nature trails, Road, baths, river views 20.04 drafted 
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Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2020.08.10 Burswood Icons of the trail Stunning food and views City View Cafe fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.07.12 Kings park Icons of the trail update bike hire station Bicycle hire SpinWAy Kings Park fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.02 Kalamunda trail - Bushland - creek Natural zone - dog friendly Whistlepipe Gully walk fbk wa trails pic n vid 
2020.08.12 Burswood Icons of the trail 190 m rock serpent The Wandering fbk grp wa tourism 
2020.08.08 Hillarys Icons of the trail Awesome Marina with so many attractions Hillarys Boat Harbour fbk wa biz 
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