Bold Park is a 437-hectare A-Class Reserve in City Beach that is managed and owned by The Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority (the same organisation that runs Kings Park). After years of limestone quarrying and neglect, recent efforts have been made to restore the park to a more natural bush environment.

The park’s numerous pathways allow for various paths of exploration, and this is one of the finest vantage points in Perth, WA area to see both the Perth CBD and the Indian Ocean.


The area now known as Bold Park was originally inhabited by the Indigenous people of the Nyoongar nation. The parkland was an important meeting place and a source of food and water for the local community.

In 1851, European settlers began to quarry limestone in the area, which continued until 1986. The quarries left a significant scar on the land, and it wasn’t until 1999 that rehabilitation works began.

Today, Bold Park is a popular spot for picnics, walks, bike riding and bird watching. It’s also home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals, making it an important conservation area.

If you’re looking for a taste of bushland just minutes from the city, Bold Park is the perfect spot.


You don’t have to be a super athletic person to like what Bold Park has to offer. The trails are spacious enough for everyone; best of all, it’s dog friendly (as long as your four-legged companion is on a leash).

The renovation of Reabold Hill and the new lookout has resulted in a fantastic location to watch the sunset. Bring a picnic and take in the views from this or one of the other park seats overlooking the ocean’s limestone cliffs.


With so many people visiting Bold Park, especially on weekends, it’s important to be considerate of others and follow good trail etiquette. Don’t walk three wide on the trail; double-check that your dog isn’t straying all over the place on an excessively long leash.

Always keep in mind how you’re affecting nature while enjoying any outdoor place. Never pluck the flowers or harm any of the vegetation.

Quarry Amphitheatre

The Quarry Amphitheatre, just minutes from Llandudno, North Wales’ popular seaside resort, is the perfect place to learn more about the local cultural heritage besides your outdoor workout. The old limestone quarry served as the site for this amphitheatre, which opened in 2008 and features a 3D theatre showing films twice daily. From November through March, it offers unique outdoor entertainment from dusk until late at night.

Guided Walks

If you want to learn more about the park’s flora and fauna, you can take a guided walk through it organised by the Botanic Gardens & Park Authority. If you wish to go one step further and get involved, they have a volunteer program where you can assist with the maintenance of the bush or attend open days.


When you get to City Beach, there are a few places to park if you travel by car. During the quiet times, Scenic Drive (off Oceanic Drive) should have parking available, but at peak hours (around sunset and weekends), you may need to use alternative parking. There is a car park on Waldron Drive (off Oceanic Drive), or you can leave your vehicle at the Western Australian Ecology Centre, just off Perry Lakes Road.

There are a number of informational boards along the Reabold Hill Lookout’s path, with maps showing the trail system and most of them beginning and ending here.

So, Is the Place Worth Visiting?

Bold Park is a great place to visit if you want to spend some time in nature without travelling too far from the city. It’s perfect for a picnic, a short walk or hike, or just to enjoy the views. And, if you’re interested in learning more about the park and its history, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.

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