Woodman Point Regional Park

This photo was taken with Ammo Jetty being the central focus. The Jetty extends out across the water, with two kids walking away from the camera into the distance. The jetty has a light grey concrete pathway, with brown wooden framing on each side. The sand on the beach is white, which extends to the clear blue water. The sky above is blue with no clouds in sight. 
Walking across Ammo Jetty.

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Cultural Recognition

This is Whadjuk Noongar country.  

Noongar people are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the south-west of Western Australia. Noongar boodjar (Country) is defined by 14 different areas with 3 dialectal groups.  

Whadjuk is the name of the dialectal group from the Perth area in which the Woodman Point Regional Park is situated. 

What we now call the Cockburn district has been an important place for Noongar people for millennia and continues to be so today.  Artefacts and rock engravings found in the district reflect the use of the land by Aboriginal (Noongar) people. Consultation with local Noongar Elders has revealed strong cultural connections with the Cockburn coast.

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Overview of Woodman Point Regional Park

Welcome to Woodman Point Regional Park, which sits on Whadjuk Country in the City of Cockburn. 

Offering a unique combination of beach, bush and parkland, Woodman Point Regional Park is an important place for plants, animals and people alike. 

The park features a large, grassed picnic area with a  playground, barbecues and shaded picnic tables – as well as plenty of shady trees. Wide flat paths run throughout the entire park, allowing visitors to explore Woodman Point with ease. Watch as the environment changes seamlessly from park, to scrub, to coastal vegetation, and into the cool blue waters of Cockburn Sound. 

The Woodman Point Ammo Jetty is a fantastic spot to take the family fishing. Or visitors can enjoy exploring the underwater world by snorkeling at the beach.  The beach’s sheltered position and low waves make it the perfect place for families and younger children to cool off.

The Ammo Jetty is currently being upgraded. For more information visit the Department of Transport website.  

Once used as a quarantine station and ammunitions store, there are many historic sites around Woodman Point that visitors can explore and learn about.  

Woodman Point Regional Park can be enjoyed in an easy day trip and camping is not permitted. Camping is available at the neighbouring Discovery Holiday Park for those who’d like an extended adventure. 

Use this app to explore Woodman Point Regional Park before, during or after your visit.  

Please beware of snakes during warmer summer months and ensure children are supervised at the beach and around other bodies of water. 

Download the free Every Kid in a Park app for a digital tour of
Amenities & Points of Interest

 

Points of Interest - John Graham Reserve

  • Drinking fountains  
  • Multiple public barbecues  
  • Outdoor showers  
  • Playground 
  • Two car parks with ACROD bays  
  • Woodman Point Ammo Jetty  
  • Woodman Point Beach  
  • Woodman Point Beach Kiosk Café 

Download the Every Kid in a Park app to use the interpretive map featuring photographs of each point and additional information. 

Points of Interest - Woodman Point Headland

  • Boat Ramp  
  • Cockburn Sea Rescue 
  • Dog Beach 
  • Fishing  
  • Multiple access points to the Dog Beach  
  • Public Toilets  
  • Woodies Café  
  • Woodman Point Beach  
  • Woodman Point Headland Car Park with two ACROD bays 

Download the Every Kid in a Park app to use the interpretive map featuring photographs of each point and additional information. 

Resources

We've created special nature play adventures for your visit to Woodman Point Regional Park, or wherever your adventures take you!  Check them out below.

Woodman Point Regional Park Resources

A volunteer from Fishability assists an older man with fishing on the Woodman Point Ammo Jetty. She is crouched down next to the man who is sitting on a camping chair. She has wears a beige coloured hat with black sunglasses sitting on the peak and a long sleeve blue shirt with the Fishability logo on the right. Her blonde hair is in a pony tail and sits on her shoulder. She is holding a fishing rod and a fish that has been caught, and is grinning at the older man. The older man grins back at her. He is wearing a yellow, wide-brim sun hat, black sunglasses and a checkered long-sleeve button-up shirt that is green, grey and white in colour with light blue jeans. The water can just be seen behind them, but it is out of focus.

Fishing for all at Woodman Point with Fishability

Fishability is a not-for-profit association on a mission to break down the barriers between people with disabilities and recreational fishing. Their team of volunteers run sessions at accessible locations around Perth (onboard a vessel or a jetty), where people with disabilities can learn new skills with the help of motorised equipment, create lifelong friendships, and […]

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Five Things to Do at John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point

This resource has been developed for John Graham Reserve in Woodman Point Regional Park. This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download your copy

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Five Things to Do at Woodman Point Headland

This resource has been developed for Woodman Point Headland in Woodman Point Regional Park. This document is available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download Your Copy

Every Kid in a Park Resources

Discover fun activities to do at any park!

Activity Sheet: Invent a Scent

Become a master of scents by searching for and combining the best smells of nature. Can you create the perfect perfume? This document is available to download here. Download Your Copy

Activity Sheet: Seeing Sound

Sounds are only for our ears……. or are they? Find a quiet spot to sit and listen. What can you hear? Use this activity sheet to record and describe the sounds. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Texture Tag

Use this activity sheet to go on an adventure and explore textures around the park! Touch leaves, bark and even the ground, and describe the features. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: The Bravery Award

With the help of this activity sheet, you’re going to attempt to overcome a fear. That means it’s time to put on a brave face! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Barefoot Bootcamp

Explore the world through your feet with the help of this activity sheet. On your next outdoor adventure, take off your shoes and play barefoot for a new sensory experience! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: A Place of Your Own

For some people, finding a special quiet place helps them connect to nature. Use this activity sheet to find a place in nature of your own. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Plant Pose

Plants grow in all shapes and sizes; just like people! Use this activity sheet to explore the natural environment, or have someone describe it to you. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Stories in the Sky

Find a good place to sit or lay down and watch the clouds in the sky. Take notice of their colours, textures and shapes, or have someone describe these to you. Use this activity sheet to create a story in the sky! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Biodiversity

Woodman Point Regional Park is made up of many different ecosystems. These ecosystems are home to unique plants and animals that make the park an important conservation area. 

The large Tuart trees that tower over the park's trails are some of the rarest trees on Earth! Tuart forests once covered much of the Perth Metropolitan area. Looking at these beautiful trees is almost like looking back into the past. 

Rottnest tea trees also grow here, which have been identified as a threatened ecological community. 

An array of wildlife have been seen in this location including the peregrine falcon and lined skink. There is also a thriving population of quenda that live in the shrubbery on the coastline of Woodman Point Beach. 

There are local and migratory birds galore to look out for at Woodman Point Regional Park. In fact, a total of 93 species has been recorded at Woodman Point. Of these, 36 species are shore-birds and other waterbirds.   

Some of the permanent residents include shore-birds like the Caspian Tern and Pied Cormorant, and bush-birds including Weebills and Splendid Fairy wrens.  

Cockburn Sound is an important seagrass meadow that is home to lots of different species of fish including pink snapper which come in at certain times of the year to breed.  

The sound is also home to sharks and rays and marine mammals like dolphins and sea lions. The sound has even been visited by manta rays and whale sharks who normally live in warmer water in the state’s north.

Visit Explore Parks WA website for more information about Woodman Point Regional Park.

Acknowledgements

Nature Play WA would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for providing valuable information about Woodman Point Regional Park.