My walk went from North to South, so the information is presented in that order. You might choose to walk South to North instead. There are good reasons to do that, particularly because you’re more likely to have a tail wind. Click the link to go to the blog page for each stage.
- Two Rocks to Mindarie
- Mindarie to Scarborough
- Scarborough to Fremantle
- Fremantle to Rockingham
- Rockingham to Mandurah
- Mandurah to Dawesville
|1||Two Rocks to Mindarie||24.7|
|2||Mindarie to West Coast Hwy||19.2|
|2||West Coast Hwy to Western Beach Lodge, Scarbourough||7.5|
|3||Western beach lodge to Fremantle Prison||20.6|
|4||Fremantle to Rockingham||35.1|
|5||Rockingham to Port Kennedy||14.7|
|5||Port Kennedy to Mandurah||19.2|
|6||Mandurah to Dawesville||19.7|
- At the northern end, you can get a train to Butler followed by a bus to Two Rocks. Click to see Transperth’s journey planner for this route .
- At the southern end, there are trains to Mandurah followed by busses to Dawesville.
- Each journey will probably take you about 2 hours from where you live or stay, if you live nearish to the centre of Perth.
- If you get tired there are many places to catch a bus and/or train to the next stop. Use google maps’ directions in public transport mode to get directions from wherever you are.
- To keep it cheap, use hostels and maybe illegal camping or sleeping on the beach.
- Hostels are only available in Scarborough (Western Beach Lodge) and Fremantle (many to choose from, but I recommend the Fremantle Prison YHA).
- Hotels are available at Mindarie, Scarborough, Fremantle, Rockingham and Mandurah if that’s your cup of tea. Try Booking.com
- The Railway Hotel in North Fremantle has cheap rooms ($25 according to the board outside). It’s an iconic pub, but will limit what you can see while in Fremantle. It does a lot of live music. You’ll have to phone them for a booking.
- AirBnb has lots of listings throughout the Perth region, including coastal areas. Choose wisely and you might make new friends. My preferred option when no hostel is available.
You will need to buy food along the way. You can cook for yourself in hostels and in many airbnb properties, and even if you stay in a hotel you might like to cook for yourself on one of Perth’s many free barbeques in parks and close to beaches.
There are easily accessible supermarkets along the walking route at:
- Two Rocks IGA
- Scarborough Coles
- Cottesloe IGA
- Fremantle Coles
- Port Coogee Woolworths
- Rockingham IGA
- Mandurah Woolworths and Aldi
- Dawesville IGA
There are cafes along the route at:
- Burns Beach
- Ocean Reef maybe (sailing club, may require membership)
- West Coast Drive (many)
- Scarborough (many)
- City Beach (several)
- Cottesloe (many)
- Leighton Beach (near North Fremantle)
- North Fremantle (many)
- Fremantle (many)
- South Beach (South Fremantle)
- Port Coogee
- Woodman Point
- Henderson (The Ship and Dock inn)
- Kwinana Beach (wells park)
- Secret Harbour SLSC
- Golden bay
- San Remo
- Mandurah (many)
- Falcon Bay
- Port Bouvard (the cut bridge)
- Dawesville Foreshore
Toilets, water fountains:
Most beaches and parks in Perth that have car parks will also have toilets and water fountains. Beaches will usually have showers, and often changing rooms. We never had a problem with these things.
Enough clothes, but not overkill. Expect to do some hand washing along the way.
- Underwear x 3
- 2 pairs of shorts and t-shirt
- Comfortable shoes
- Thongs (flip flops for the delicate)
- Change of clothes for evening
- Toiletries and enough soap to wash your clothes.
- lightweight camping towel
- water bottle
- rain gear
- sunblock (sun screen)
- first aid kit
- light jacket
- light sleeping bag