The Niergarup Track was built in 2001 as a WA 2001 Community Centenary Project and runs along the cliff-top in East Fremanlte, affording outstanding views of the Swan River and its foreshores. It commences at Merv Cowan Park and continues northwards to steps that lead down to Riverside Road, linking up with the foreshore path which continues around to Petra Street. "Niergarup" is Nyoongar for "the place where pelicans meet" and was the name the Nyoongar Aborigines gave to Preston Point in what is now East Fremantle. The trail offers magnificent views of the river and foreshore including views of the sites which were highly significant in WA's early history and development prior to and subsequent to the Federation of Australia in 1901. It is a great hike or bike trail and the beach at the corner of Kent St and Blackwall Reach Parade offers safe kayaking and swimming, good fishing and plenty of shade. There are cafes and toilet facillities at Zephyrs and The Left Bank.
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