Join our AW Guides for an interpretive walking experience to gain a historical insight of the areas we've chosen and how these trails were used in the past.
The Spectacles is a special place within the Beeliar Regional Park comprising 360 hectares of natural bush and wetland. The park is made up of a chain of wetlands, freshwater lakes and bushland providing habitat for wildlife. The Spectacles is named because it comprises two wetlands joined by a waterway, giving it the appearance of a pair of glasses.
We begin our walk on the spectacular Biara Boardwalk which takes us 250 meters out over the lake to the Biara Lookout and bird hide. We pass through n eerie stand of paperbarks, their gnarly limbs stretching high into the air.
Then head off on the Aboriginal Heritage Trail circumnavigating the lake passing through stands of paperbarks, flooded gums and bracken fern. Interpretative signs give us an insight to the animals, plants and lifestyle of its original inhabitants. Once we have circled the Lake we head off for a lovely 3km wander along the Banksia Walk through Sheoak, Banksia and Grass trees galore. From late summer through to winter the Banksiaâ€™s provide a glorious â€˜spectacleâ€™.
Returning to the carpark we take a 10 minute drive to our second walk at Mount Brown Lake. We follow a paved walkway to the edge of Lake Mt Brown before doing a circuit around the lake through undulating woodland, stands of giant grass trees and fringed wetland vegetation. The wetlands were important camping, ceremonial areas and sources of food for Aboriginal
people. Once we circle the lake we head up to Mount Brown to obtain 360 degree views to Cockburn Sound and surrounding areas inland.
Terrain / Difficulty: Easy relatively flat walk
Distance: 14km in total
Style: Interpretive Walk
A 14km Guided Interpretive Bushwalk
Two experienced Adventurous Women Guides
Licenced & Accredited Tour Operator with over 15 years of industry experience
Yummy Morning Tea
Photo's of your day on the trail
- Day Pack (With rain cover or garbage bag to keep everything dry in case of rain)
- Lunch & Snacks
- Water (2 litre minimum)
- Sturdy walking shoes/boots or well worn in runners
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen & insect repellent
- Clothing suitable for hiking & weather conditions
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.