Welcome to the Mosman Park Heritage Trail. This Trail takes you along the river, through the bush and back to the heart of Mosman Park to uncover traces of the past and discover some of the highlights of Mosman Park history. Take the time to explore the trail, in whole or in part, and don’t forget to take in the beautiful scenery of this unique municipality, between river and sea.
Click on the image above to view a larger version of the map.
Download a copy of the Mosman Park Heritage Trail Brochure or a copy of the map.
An online version of the Heritage Trail has been developed in Google Maps to assist those in navigating between locations. It also has a layer dedicated to the locations of our public art collection. The link to the map titled "Mosman Park Arts and Culture" can be found here.
Walking the Trail
The Mosman Park Heritage Trail is 10.5km long and takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete. While most of the trail can be walked at a leisurely pace, there are sections that could be physically challenging for some walkers. These areas are indicated on the trail’s map.
Make sure you bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes. Public toilets and picnic facilities are available intermittently along the route (refer to the attached map). Cafes, shops and restaurants can be found in the centre of town.
Participants following the Trail do so at their own risk.
The Trail Online
1. Orientation Sign – Town of Mosman Park Administration Centre
2. Mosman Bay Foreshore
3. Bay View Park
4. Chidley Point
5. Cottesloe Sugar Refinery
6. Minim Cove
7. Fertiliser Factory
8. Garungup Park
9. Buckland Hill
10. Leighton Battery
11. Rope Works Park
12. GM Holden Factory
13. Mosman Park Primary School
14. Memorial Hall / Camelot
15. Oceanic Hotel
16. St Luke’s Anglican Church Precinct
17. Memorial Park
Want to know more about Mosman Park history?
Are you interested in learning more about a particular site on this trail? The Grove Library maintains a local history collection about the people, places and events that have shaped the history of Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park. Items in this collection include reports, newsletters, photographs, oral histories, newspaper clippings, digital histories and books, including two books on Mosman Park history:
Between River and Sea: A History of Mosman Park, Western Australia by Elizabeth Tuetteman
Beaches, Bush & Riverbanks: Memories of Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove & Mosman Park edited by Katherine Wallace.
Most material in this collection is not for loan but may be referenced and copied in the Community History Library.