Planning your visit

Thank you for your interest in planning an excursion to the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC).

Please familarise yourself with the following information when planning your excursion.

Location

CREEC is located in the Canning River Regional Park at the historic Kent St Weir on the banks of the Canning River.

The street address is:
Cnr of Kent St and Queens Park Rd, WILSON 6107
Click here for location map

Parking

There is ample FREE bus and car parking directly outside CREEC for your use.

Getting to CREEC

Transport to and from CREEC is to be arranged by the school. Please note that public transport facilities to CREEC are limited due to its location within the Regional Park. The closest train station is Cannington. For journey planning from your school by bus visit the Transperth journey planner website at http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Home/JourneyPlanner.aspx

Schools located close to CREEC can access the Centre via sealed pathways. Contact the CREEC staff prior to your visit to assist with planning your walking route.

Additional Facilities

CREEC has a public gallery for general viewing at any time during opening hours (Monday - Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm). Students can view taxidermy specimens, touch tables, displays and live animal exhibits.

Adjacent to CREEC there is a large grassed area with shady trees on the banks of the Canning River where schools can have lunch and play games. There are two FREE gas BBQs available for public use. A public playground is close by that students can access with adult supervision.

Toilets

There are public toilets near the car park adjacent to CREEC that are available for student use under adult supervision. There are also toilets inside CREEC that students can utilise. Both toilets blocks have universal access.

Supervision of Students

Close supervision of students is essential at all times. CREEC staff and volunteers are not responsible for the supervision or behaviour of students. Please refer to CREEC’s Excursion Management Plan for supervision recommendations.

View CREEC's Excursion Management Plan 2016

View CREEC's Certificate of Currency 2016/2017

What to Bring

  • Hats, water bottles and closed in shoes - We strongly recommend students wear closed-in shoes, hats and bring a re-fillable water bottle. In wet weather students should wear coats/rain jackets.
  • Waste-Free Lunches. We encourage schools to support sustainable action by bring waste-free lunches. We have worm stations on site that students can add compostable lunch material to. Lunches in baskets can be stored inside the Centre if required.

Download Waste Wise Zero Waste Lunches Flyer zerowaste-lunchesnew.pdf 

Download Healthy Zero Waste Lunch Toolkit

Wet Weather

CREEC provides for outdoor education and can adapt most activities in wet weather conditions. However, if extreme weather is forecast contact CREEC up to 24 hours prior to discuss alternative excursion arrangements. 

Pre-Excursion Site Visit

All teachers are invited to tour the Centre and related facilities prior to their excursion. Contact CREEC to make arrangements to meet and discuss your students’ needs.