Exploring the Park on foot is clearly the best way to enjoy its plants and animals, its marvellous vistas, fresh air and the sounds of birds and frogs.
Westgate Park has many paths and the obvious short walk is around the Freshwater Lake. However by taking some of the side paths more varied terrain and vegetation can be observed and from the high points good views are available. As many of these paths are shared with bicycles, take particular care at path intersections for approaching cyclists.
Here are maps showing the layouts of the two sections of the Park and our suggestions for three easy self-guided walks. See Walk pages for detailed directions and photos.
Drawings by George Fotheringham, CAD by Lecki Ord, July 2011