Walking Trails

Claremont Meanders - Glimpsing The Past

Walking Trails

The Town of Claremont’s rich history can be explored through a series of heritage walking trails. Collect your free, beautifully illustrated maps from the Council office, corner of Stirling Hwy and Bay View Tce, and take a trip down memory lane. Electronic copies of the maps can be downloaded from this website by clicking on the title of the map (see below).


Cobblers and Convicts

This trail takes you through one of Claremont’s oldest residential areas. You will meander past the site of the Convict Depot, marvel at some of the Town’s most historically significant buildings and explore the beauty of Freshwater Bay. Claremont Museum is situated along this route and is a must see for those seeking an even deeper understanding of the Town’s history.

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The Yargine Track

This trail takes you on a journey around Lake Claremont and through the beautiful, hilly streets of Swanbourne. Explore the traditional camping and hunting grounds of the Nyungar people, learn about the history of the Swanbourne shopping village, discover ANZAC Cottage and wonder at some of the most beautiful Federation era homes.

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Trail of Memories

This trail explores the different stages of Claremont’s development history with Federation and Post War era housing providing a tangible reminder of Claremont’s past. Learn about Claremont’s working class heritage, colourful local identities of the past such as Jack Williams the horse-cab proprietor, and the 44th Battalion, adopted by Claremont residents as “their Battalion”.

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Rediscovering the Terrace

Did you know that trams used to run down Bayview Tce and that St Quentin Ave was originally a mainly residential street? Learn about the beginnings of the Claremont town centre, how it has evolved over the years, and the people and businesses that have made its history so intriguing.

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Bush to Beach Trail

The Bush to Beach Trail lies on Whadjuk Noongar land. This trail forms the east/ west section of the Whadjuk Trails, currently under development by WESROC to foster a community appreciation of the remnant bushland areas in Perth's western suburbs. Trails are well marked with directional signs including an icon of the individual trail. Users should look for triangular trail markers in footpaths and bollards along the route. Trails are suitable for all walkers, with a moderate level of fitness required in places. Information relating to fauna and flora, and indigenous cultural heritage, is contained within the trails. Learn about the 6 Noongar seasons, illustrating an intimate connection with the land and based on local climatic characteristics.

The majority of the Bush to Beach trail is dog and cycle friendly, and can be walked in sections to suit walkers’ abilities and available time. For further information, click here.