Today’s temperature was 22 deg, what a waste if I stayed indoors. So after the gym, I decided to take a walk to the Kokoda Track Memorial walk which is situated at King’s Park.
It took me about 5-10 minutes of walking before I reached the start of the trail. It’s actually more of a climb up then a walk but stair climbing is quite a challenge if you don’t know already.
*there is no access to pram or wheelchairs on this walk
walking towards kokoda track – along Mount’s Bay Road
The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is a tribute to the bravery of Australian troops who fought through atrocious conditions and against vastly superior numbers in the Papua New Guinea campaign of July 1942 – January 1943.
taken from website: The Kokoda Walk begins at Kennedy Fountain on Mounts Bay Road with a climb of 150 steep steps (with a vertical rise of 62 metres). Follow the plaques along the steps to the State War Memorial where the track ends, just north of the cenotaph.
Start of the track
One of the plaques along the way.
Slopes and stairs lead up this way – lady for scale
It’s a fairly easy walk if you take your time. Fitness enthusiasts like to use this for training and can often be seen running up and down. It’s a quieter option if you think Jacob’s Ladder is too crowded.
stairs and more stairs
Glad that it was a quiet day today, go about 3-4pm during weekdays to beat the crowd.
A resting spot if your legs get tired…
Your reward: a pleasant view from the top
Looking back at the trail
Random green plants along the way
The original track
At the top, on the right is the State War Memorial and the visitor centre
To the left: this path leads to the Law walk and the Lotterywest FederationWalkway ( a lovely suspended bridge walk)
I chose to go right as it was the way home, stopping to take some photos, one of which was this panoramic view of the Swan River
This were called Palm trees, geddit?
Some pretty flowers
Love that Spring is here. I can’t wait to explore more walks and write about them here.
Any walks to recommend in Perth? What’s your favorite place to walk?
Thanks for reading!