With over fifteen kilometres of bushland walking and bridle trails and ten different lookouts with expansive city and coastal views, Bold Park offers a memorable experience any time of year. Bold Park occupies Reabold Hill, which at 93 metres above sea level, is the highest natural point on the Swan Coastal Plain in the metropolitan area. Designed for disabled access, the raised boardwalk offers a unique bushland experience, as well as panoramic views of the Indian Ocean to the west and Perth City and distant Darling Range to the east.
Whilst not as well-known as Kings Park, Bold Park is slightly larger, and its hilly terrain, covered mainly by tuart and banksia woodlands and heath, offers varied and very enjoyable bushland walking despite the close proximity to suburbia.To the east, Perry Lakes reserve is directly adjacent to the park.
Bold Park has an impressive biodiversity, with over 1000 native and non-native species of flora, fauna and fungi identified. Over 300 different local native plants are found within the park boundaries, including a number of priority and regionally significant species. Despite its proximity to the city, there is an abundance of wildlife including birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The Boulevard, City Beach. Please note that vehicle access to Reabold Hill is restricted to the following times: 1 April to 30 September 7am to 6pm and 1 October to 31 March 6am to 8pm.
The Perth City Council established Bold Park in 1936. It was named after William E. Bold, who served as town clerk from 1900 to 1944 (he was the longest serving town clerk in the council's history).
Camel Lake was once used as a quarantine area for camels, imported during the Gold Rush. It is claimed that the explorer Ernest Giles, rested his camels at the Lake, after his epic journey from Port Augusta to Perth, in May 1875. Evidence of tethering is still visible on some of the trees - look for the distinctive circular marks on the trunks - however there is little evidence of the lake in summer these days.
Originally it was known as One Tree Hill In 1839, Henry Trigg was granted the land around One Tree Hill. He established a lime quarry and kilns, to supply limestone for many of Perth's original buildings. As a result of Mr Trigg's business, the area became known as the Limekilns Estate.
In 1844 the estate was purchased by Mr Walter Padbury, who was a butcher, built an abattoir and slaughtered animals in the area for many years. In 1869 the Birch Brothers purchased the estate off Walter, and established a vineyard.
Perched high on Reabold Hill in City Beach, the Quarry is set in natural bushland surrounds and enjoys wonderful views across the city and beyond. The open air setting and soaring limestone walls create an intimate and informal atmosphere - the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the many events staged during the performance season that runs from November to March each year.
With seating for up to 556 people on grass covered limestone terraces, the Quarry is a licensed facility where you can picnic and enjoy one of our delicious hampers during presentations.