Waterford display home

Waterford – The Perfect Perth Lifestyle and Location

Discovering Waterford in Perth, Western Australia.

Waterford from Satellite Imagery, One of Perth's best kept secrets.
Waterford from Satellite Imagery, One of Perth’s best kept secrets.

The suburb of Waterford in Perth’s southern suburbs is one of the smallest in the city, however, a premium release of land has been launched in the area and Ventura Homes customers are in the box seat to make the most of this rare opportunity.

Waterford straddles the banks of the Canning River to the south and Manning Road to the north.

The area is one of the most beautiful and well preserved locations found in any urban area, probably anywhere in the world.

The suburb is home to some of the most extraordinary new homes, close to natural beauty, peaceful parks and water, and close to amazing shops, major roads and public transport hubs and world class education facilities.

Up to the 1980’s, Waterford was part of Karawara, but was given its place as a unique suburb in the 1980’s. The suburb is famous for Clontarf College and its proximity to the Canning River and Curtin University. 

Waterford, an Abundance of Natural Beauty

Dolphin on the hunt for fish off Waterford.
Dolphin on the hunt for fish off Waterford. Source: SERCUL

It’s not an unusual sight for morning or afternoon walkers around the Canning River area of Waterford to see pods of river dolphins in the area, black swans, black cockatoos, schools of fish, pelicans, long-necked turtles, a variety of rare frogs and even short-nosed Bandicoots hiding in the reeds.

The Canning River regional park, an area preserved for the abundant and rare native fauna and fauna, reaches some six kilometers around the area, preserving the unique biosphere for generations of Western Australians to come.

According to The Department of Parks and Wildlife ,the Canning River regional park near Waterford is home to some of the best preserved wetlands in Western Australia.

“The estuarine vegetation fringing the river is considered to be the best in the entire Swan-Canning River system.

These habitats are highly valued as a refuge for a diversity of birds and other wildlife. Fringing woodlands of eucalyptus, sheoak and paperbark trees, extensive sedgelands and views of open water contribute to the high visual quality of the Park,” DPAW says.

Waterford and making the most of life on the Canning River.

Canning River Regional Park.
Canning River Regional Park.

Walking or Jogging

Walking around the banks of the Canning River is certainly one of the most popular and worthwhile things to do. The water is usually calm, the air with a light breeze, the smell of clean air with a touch of salty air off the river, paperbark trees and water reeds.

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll see a pod of dolphins chasing schools of fresh fish, cornering them on the banks. Large and small birds alike will swirl in the air and sometimes dive right in, attempting to get in on the feeding frenzy.

The Canning River is also a great place to take your dog for a walk or swim late on a summer afternoon and evening, or early in the morning.


Canning River Canoe. Image Credit

Without a doubt the best way to experience the area in and around Waterford is by canoeing down the waters of the Canning River. Designated canoe launching facilities are provided at Mason’s Landing, Kent St Weir, Riverton Jetty Park and Woodloes Park.


Curtin University. Image Credit

There is plenty of cycle ways for enthusiasts and families alike to enjoy the great outdoors around Waterford. The area is close access to the Swan River, cycle paths to the city or head west through to Shelly, Rossymoyne, and onto Mt Pleasant and Applecross. Or take a trip up to Victoria Park and Burswood.

Parks & Recreation.

Collier Park Golf Course. Image Credit

Waterford is home to, or very close to a number of great parks, including Centenery Park, home to some of Perth’s finest sports fields. George Burnett Park, with lots of walking tracks and picnic areas, including bush land at Goss Avenue .Bodkin Park is right by the river and Trinity College Playing Fields is also nearby.

Collier Park Golf Course is just two straight and narrow drives away and just down the river you can find ski zones. Fishing in the Canning River can also be very rewarding, with cobbler,Canning River bream, flatheads and the odd bull shark is known to be in the area. See more at the Department of Fisheries. 

Close to Basically Everything

Waterford is close the the some of the best shopping and food in town (Waterford Plaza is one of the best newly renovated local shopping centers in Perth), recreation facilities, Curtin University and excellent primary and secondary schools, Waterford is simply one of the best lifestyle choices you will ever find for you and your family.

The Kwinana Freeway is just down the road, giving you quick access to the Perth CBD and beyond of Fremantle to the west.

Waterford Display Homes: The Monterosso by Ventura Homes Perth.

Ventura Homes is also proud to host the beautiful two-storey display home at Waterford land development, Cygnia Cove. The Monterosso by V2, Two Storey Perth Homes is one of Ventura’s premier properties.

Here’s the quick tour.

Two Storey Display Home, Ventura Homes, Waterford. - The Monterosso
Two Storey Display Home, Ventura Homes, Waterford. – The Monterosso