Location: Mt Brown, Beeliar Regional Park

Distance: 2.29km return

Grade: 2 - Easy, with some incline

Trail Marker: Aqua square with a white turtle

Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Cost: Free

Toilet Facilities: No

Dog Friendly: Yes

Date climbed: 10th February 2018

 

With an hour up our sleeve and being in the area, my daughter Sophie and I finally decided to go and explore Mt Brown in Beeliar Regional Park. The carpark is off Cockburn Rd, Henderson, the entrance was very well sign posted as was the Interpretive Information sign showing the trails in the area. So we quickly briefed over the map, being an easy trail it didn't require a lot of planning, we walked over to the starting point which is signposted to the left, through the two boulders and made our way up the mountain. The track itself is a hardened compact surface of mainly limestone with a gentle slope uphill, quite suitable for families with young children.  It wasn't long before our eyes darted around the park as we found an array of colour in Wildflowers, Bushtucker and Natives.

Flora was a plenty. We found Twining Fringe Lily's and Balga Trees with huge flower spikes. We also stumbled across the biggest Zamia cone we have ever seen. The trail was a nice gradual climb and it wasn't before long that you would turn around and see the beautiful deep blues of the Indian Ocean. To the left of the trail, looking out to the coast, you can see out to the Kwinana Industrial area and to the right you can see the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson. The 360 degree views from the summit are absolutely beautiful, an amazing vantage point overlooking the surrounding landscape including Lake Mt Brown right out to the Darling Range, and then out to Cockburn Sound and surrounding industrial and Marine areas.

 I wish I could give you information on the awesome sculpture art that's at the top but the only information I could find is that it is the Mt Brown viewing platform. The signage around it relates to the industrial area and natural resources in the area. If anyone has any info about the sculpture I would love to hear about it.  We loved the return part of this trail with constant coastal views. You can actually head down a trail to the right, not far from the top, that will take you down to join up with the Lake Bt Brown Trail, which is a 6km trail through the wetlands so if you have a little more time up your sleeve I recommend checking that out as well as the Henderson Cliffs walk trail.

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