1.6km Walkway / Cycle Path To The Beach
Vasse has a 1.6km walkway / cycleway direct to the beach. It starts at Napoleon Promenade and takes you all the way to the stunning shores of Abbey Beach.
It’s wide and smooth enough to push a stroller, tow a SUP board, walk your dog, cycle or just walk or jog to the beach.
You can check some photos of the path here.
The path includes a pedestrian underpass located below the Busselton Bypass for safe crossing and follows the Buayanyup drain.
It goes past some beautiful trees and fields of kangaroos, before arriving at the RAC Busselton Holiday Park. Here you need to take some care to cross Caves Road and then you’re almost at the beach.
Get close to nature and explore the Wadandi Track
Also known as Rails to Trails, a section of the Wadandi Track passes through the Vasse development, where train lines once went. Vasse has complemented the Track with a surrounding park, family barbecue area and six exercise stations.
The Wadandi Track gives locals the opportunity to venture along the original route pioneers used to transport their timber.
The name, ‘Wadandi’ comes from the indigenous Australians who lived by the ocean and followed the bush paths over Vasse land for more than 40,000 years.
The entire Wadandi Track will form a 106km trail from Busselton to Flinders Bay once complete. The current walking and cycling track runs from Busselton Jetty to Vasse, taking in Geographe Bay and Kangaroo Gully Bridge along the way.
Future plans will see the existing Wadandi Track extend west from Vasse to Quindalup, crossing Henry Yelverton’s tramway from the 1850s. It will then head south to Metricup, joining the existing Rails to Trails route in Cowaramup.
Our picture-perfect Nature Playground
The Vasse Nature Playground has cleverly-designed play equipment to encourage interaction with nature and adventure.
There’s climbing forts, a water play station, logs, a swing, free play space, walk and cycle paths, seating spaces and the perfect spot to have a BBQ. We’ve also added a 30m flying fox and a half court basketball court right nearby.
Recycled Marri trunks sourced from close by have been used as part of Vasse’s sustainability initiatives.
The Nature Playground was the third Vasse park to be built. These complement the Vasse Sporting Complex, which is home to many local sporting clubs.
Green Spaces & Mature Trees
It was important to us that we retained existing trees in throughout Vasse. You’ll find mature trees in the Nature Playground, the entrance and around many of the green spaces.
We’ve even received EnviroDevelopment certification for our efforts here. We’ve created plenty of green spaces, where you can relax, kick a footy or just walk.
Our BIG New Park (In Progress)
This next park will be our biggest yet. The park will be located on Talma Circuit, starting at the intersection with Stylaster Circuit and running through to Lynwood Street.
Due to its large size, it will be developed in two phases. The first phase will start in Spring 2021 and is estimated to be complete prior to Christmas. It includes mixed use hard courts, BBQ, junior nature play & climb adventure area, rock climbing feature, hopscotch, seating & water amenities and open green space.
Phase 2 is forecast to be delivered during 2022-2023 and includes:
- 12 stage fitness node that integrates with current fitness stations and trails
- Pump track, bike parking and skateable elements
- Secured off-leash dog exercise area including drink fountain and agility elements
- Small shelters near pump track & dog exercise area
- Additional green spaces.
We’ve designed five formal exercise circuits within Vasse, incorporating our walking trails, ovals, green space and six free outdoor exercise stations.
You can find the official circuit paths on the Information Board along the Wadandi Track or view it here.
The exercise stations are placed along the Wadandi Track, stretching from Vasse Village to the Business Park.
They include a Tri Pull Up Bar & Dexterity Builder, Elliptical Trainer & Body Twist, Double Pull Up Bar and Sit Up Board, Leg Press & Chest Press, Pull Downs and Step Ups, Roman Rings & a Drink Fountain.