10 Great Places To Climb A Tree In Perth

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We have been on the lookout in Perth for great trees to climb, perch, balance and swing from.  Do you have a favourite place to climb trees?

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Most kids love climbing – rocks, climbing walls, rope structures and trees to name but a few.  Trees unlike purpose built structures are uneven and this is what is so good about climbing them, it’s all about the thinking. Why not take our tree explorer activity book with you, find it our Become A Tree Explorer Post. 

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Become A Tree Explorer Activity Book 

For more benefits of climbing trees see our recent post on 5 Research Backed Reasons to Climb Trees Here. From very early on we have always encouraged our kids to run, climb and at times be a little wild! (or should I say free range) Is it just my kids that have loads of energy? Check out 10 Great places here.

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Point Walter

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The trees at Point Walter are in our opinion the greatest trees in Perth to climb.  There is something for all ages.  The trees have low sprawling branches that are just perfect for walking along and in doing so kids and adults improve their balance.

You will find the best trees along the river away from the café and playground.

CAFEWalters River Cafe – just past the bottom car park before the jetty.  Great for takeaway coffee and a snack.  There is also a playground next door.

Hyde Park

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The trees at Hyde park are just beautiful.  Hyde park itself is one of the most tranquil spots in the city.

The trees near to the playground have the most amazing root system sprawling around above ground.  Some of the roots are rather large and a workout in themselves.

CAFE – Just 5 minutes drive away is the amazing cafe Flora and Fauna at 70 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.  They have great coffee and treats to take to Hyde Park to picnic. July 8th is their last day of trade until end of August.  This is an outdoor cafe that closes for the winter period.

Cottesloe Beach

10 great places to climb a tree in Perth - Cottesloe tinystepsmakebigstrides.comAlong the grassed area where the Sculptures By The Sea event is held each year lies a couple of trees that the kids always like to perch in when we have had a day at the beach.  Tree climbing isn’t just about scaling to the top – no, it can also be about finding a shady spot just right to have a chat and a snack.

CAFE – Cottesloe is full of great cafes, we just love The Cottesloe General Store, 118 Marine Parade.  We go all the time for coffee, snacks and fish and chips.  We love that the fish and chips are cooked to order and there are healthy offerings too!

Deepwater Point

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We just love Deepwater Point.  The long paths are just perfect for scootering, a jetty, some sand and quite a few trees with great root structures to explore- Just perfect!

10 great places to climb a tree in Perth - Deepwater Point tinystepsmakebigstrides.com Quite a few trees have low tree forks just perfect for beginner climbers.  Kids don’t have to climb high to have a sense of freedom and to see the world from a new perspective.  Climbing up just a little to a small child changes their sense of the world immediately.

As adults we always think of big changes, but to a 5 year old walking along some roots can be a great adventure!

CAFE – We just love CocoBelle  on Queens Road, just a couple minutes drive away from Deepwater point.  We always grab a takeaway and head down to the river to climb some trees, a walk along the jetty and maybe a scoot as well.

Lake Claremont

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Next to the playground located at the end of Stirling Road are some fantastic Moreton Bay Fig trees.  The kids spend longer climbing the trees and exploring the roots than they do on the playground or the exercise equipment.

It is also the perfect spot for a walk as the Lake is just beautiful at any time of year.

CAFE – Lake Espresso  is hidden in the golf club.  A great little find to entice your bubs to have a walk around the lake before settling into the playground and trees.

Rossmoyne Foreshore

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Technically this is a fallen tree, but how we love it!  Is it a battle ship or a pirate ship or maybe today it’s an aircraft flying to Outer space?

This is a tree that is great for storytelling.  We often scooter along the path that goes along side Riverton Drive West.  The walk way to the river near to Wilber Street is where you will find this tree.

CAFE – There is no cafe nearby or within walking distance that we have been too.  We do love Twig and Sparrow on Woodpecker Avenue in Willetton that would not be a huge detour.  Great coffee and snacks.  We can highly recommend their homemade muffin of the day and sausage roll!

Matilda Bay

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Along the bay there are several trees just great to perch in.  I often find the kids in a tree fork having a chat or using it as some type of obstacle course.  For kids, climbing trees is not the purist activity of adults who climb.  Trees can become a maze – winding in and out of the branches is great for spatial awareness.

Kids climb to explore and find out about their environment, they climb to involve the tree in their game.  There is one tree at Matilda Bay that the kids just stand in for ages just looking out to the city, (see above)  it is a great thinking spot!

CAFE – The Bayside Kitchen sits in the perfect spot for a takeaway or a relaxing brunch.  The coffee is just perfect and the kids love the snacks available.

Piney Lakes

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If you have never been to Piney Lakes before it is an amazing spot for a picnic, as it has a great playground that all ages can enjoy and it also has a great boardwalk along the lake onto a grassed area.

It is the trees found over this hill away from the playground that we love.  There are quite a few trees that have multiple tree forks, just perfect when you have multiple children who all want to sit in the same tree.

CAFE – There is no cafe onsite, we always use Harper’s Food Market at 378 South Street, just 7 minutes drive away.  If you have never been, it is the most awesome boutique food store with coffee shop.  The coffee is just perfect and they have the most amazing cakes and snacks.  We can never decide although the brownie is one of the best we have ever tasted and often wins.

Kings Park

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There is one particular tree in Kings park that we all love.  It is the Huge Moreton Bay Fig tree at the Fraser Avenue entrance.   If ever we park near we can guarantee that hours later we are still there until tummies rumble and then we head to the café for a rest.

CAFE –  Kings Park has quite a few cafes onsite.  Our favourite is Botanical Cafe on Fraser Avenue.  We love the Red Velvet cake and often like lunch here.

Hossack Reserve

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A great park tucked away in Parkwood that is just brilliant for kids learning to ride their bikes or scooters.

It is a fully sign posted track, just with no cars.  Once the kids get tired there is also a great tree just right for having a chat and a snack after a hard day on their wheels.

CAFE – There is no cafe nearby or within walking distance that we have been too.  We do love Twig and Sparrow on Woodpecker Avenue in Willetton that would not be a huge detour.  Great coffee and snacks.  We can highly recommend their homemade muffin of the day and sausage roll!

Where do you climb trees?  Any other suggestions for trees that are good for climbing in Perth? Please comment and I will add them to the list.  Please share this article if you love it and let’s get our kids out into nature!

Have fun and stay safe x

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