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Heirisson Island

An island located in the Swan River at the east end of Perth which is a nature reserve apart from the section of carriageway connecting the Causeway west and east bridges. Heirisson Island is not a suburb in its own right, it is located within and administered by the City of Perth. Originally consisting of two islands surrounding by mudflats, progressive reclamation resulted in a single island. The island is named after French sailor Francois Heirisson


 
 
   
 
 

Heirisson Island - Beach

On the western section of the island here is a small section of river beach close to the western Causeway Bridge. The sliver of land centre left, on the far bank of the river, is in South Perth. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR001

 

Heirisson Island - View to Victoria Park

A little further along the island, walking west, this is looking across the river to Victoria Park and South Perth. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR002

 

Heirisson Island - Kangaroo Gate

On western island section is a kangaroo reserve. Access to this area is via these gates which are designed to keep the kangaroos from escaping, and dogs from getting in. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR003

 

Heirisson Island - Pathway

One of the pathways that traverse the island and provide north-south access between the lakes. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR004

 

Heirisson Island - Lakes

Here are a couple of lakes on the western section of the island. I assume the lakes are filled underground with water from the Swan River. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR005

 

Heirisson Island - Lakes

An island in a lake on an island. Or perhaps just a small headland protruding into this lake? December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR006

 

Heirisson Island - Lakes

This is a view across one of the lakes looking north and taking in the light towers of the W.A.C.A. cricket ground. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR007

 

Heirisson Island - View to W.A.C.A

From this vantage point on the island you can get a really good view of the river and many passing boats and parts of the city vista beyond, in this instance the W.A.C.A. again. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR008

 

Heirisson Island - City Skyline

Boats on the river and the skyline of the central business district of Perth. Close by were a number of kangaroos looking on inquisitively. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR009

 

Heirisson Island - Island West Bridge

After walking underneath the Causeway passenger tunnel this is looking back towards East Perth taking in a slice of the western Causeway bridge. Seems to be some construction work going on over there in East Perth. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR010

 

Heirisson Island - Island East Bridge

This is the far section of the eastern Causeway bridge. Beyond is Victoria Park. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR011

 

Heirisson Island - View to Burswood

Standing on the eastern section of the island, here is a view looking north to the Burswood Resort complex. December 2012. Photos Ref: HEIR012

 

Heirisson Island - Causeway East

Another view looking east along the eastern section of the Causeway. Beyond is Victoria Park. May 2017. Photos Ref: HEIR013

 

Heirisson Island - View to Perth City

This is what Perth City looks like from the eastern section of Heirisson Island. May 2017. Photos Ref: HEIR014


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