Blackwall Reach, Perth

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    Nadine at Blackwall Reach
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  • Rock Climbing and Cliff Jumping

    by MigetMitch Written Nov 5, 2007

    If you are feeling a bit more adventures Blackwall is amazing place for cliff jumping and rock climbing. There is one spot you will find the many people jumping off the twelve meter cliff into a deep part of the river. If your feeling a bit more scared you can watch from a boat of kayak. A few people have died doing this jump, most were drunk, but still be warned. It is supposedly haunted by two aboriginal girls who died jumping off it.
    Also there are many part of the area to rock climb where you will just fall into the water if you fall. A very fun time and good way to spend a hot summer day.

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    Blackwall Reach

    by bryINpoland Updated Nov 14, 2005

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    Nadine at Blackwall Reach

    Blackwall Reach was named by European settlers in 1896 after Blackwall Reach on the Thames River outside of Greenwich England. Aborigenes in the area commonly knew it as Jenalup, and used the area to teach their women and children important life skills.

    The limestone cliffs were formed by the fusing of sand dunes along the banks of the Swan river over thousands of years, and then carved my the swift flowing river. The cliffs are also known for their fresh water streams that flow out of caves on the basin of the cliff walls. These are the only caves in the area formed by fresh waters streams.

    Directions: Take Sterling Highway South through North Fremantle and across the Swan River. Turn left on Canning Highway and proceed to first traffic light. Turn left on Preston Road and follow for a few kilometers. Turn left on Walter Point Road and and Blackwall Reach is about 2km on your left.

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    • Archeology
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