Claughton Reserve

Claughton Reserve Claughton Reserve

Location and Activities

Claughton Reserve is an expansive parkland on the banks of the Swan River. It has an abundance of shady trees, large open areas and easy access to the river.  

The parkland can be used for:

  • Picnicking
  • Barbequing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Walking.


Claughton Reserve has significant environmental value to the community. As it is located along the Swan River, it is an important bird nesting and fauna habitat.

The City of Bayswater is committed to the conservation, restoration and preservation of this reserve. The City aims to:

  • Prevent erosion of the riverbank
  • Restore eroded riverbank
  • Increase the tree canopy
  • Restore the Melaleuca wetland
  • Increase the amount of fauna nesting habitats
  • Lobby for the decrease of boats speeding along the river (in line with the most recent Swan River Trust Boat Speed findings).
Claughton Turtle Toilet Claughton Turtle Toilet

Public toilet art

Claughton Reserve is home to 'The Nearest of the Faraway Places' - a public artwork by artist Duncan Moon. 

Once a humble toilet block, it has been transformed into a beautiful piece of art that harmonises with the environment. It was commissioned by the City as part of a plan to upgrade Claughton Nature Reserve.

The toilet design complements the reserve by representing the wetlands flora and fauna:

  • Egret water birds
  • Kangaroo Paw plants
  • Stylised tortoise shell.
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