Point Walter facilities
Our on-site recreational facilities and points of interest can be divided into areas that need centre staff supervision and those that don't.
There are a range of facilities that can be used as event spaces at Point Walter. We recommend that you complete a site visit prior to using the centre to ensure it caters for all of your needs.
Groups that are currently accommodated within the centre have priority in use of the respective dining rooms. Groups on day programs may use dining rooms subject to availability, however costs may be associated with use.
Abseil tower and ropes course
The purpose-built 10 metre abseil tower hosts one of our most frequently participated programs – abseiling. The 70 degree vertical slope also caters for wheelchair abseiling, while one side of the tower can be used as an overhang. The Leap of Faith and High Ropes course are within the same area of the centre.
Across the open space area of the centre is the 90 metre flying fox. Please be wary of other groups who may be participating in this program.
Low ropes course
Participating in activities in the low ropes course requires a DSR leader.
Guests are able to use the basketball court for unstructured play outside program times. This is a shared facility, so if two or more groups are onsite we ask you to share usage of the court.
Adjacent to the office, on the other side of the service road, is the tennis court. The tennis court hosts some of our team building activities. Therefore, these have priority over unstructured usage. The tennis court is a shared use facility.
Near our dormitory area is the volleyball court. Again we ask that you share usage of the court.
The 12 metre swimming pool is home to our pool games program. It can also be used outside program times. Please contact centre management if you wish to schedule times to use the pool exclusively, as priority is given to pool programs at all times. Leaders and supervisors must ensure the pool is adequately supervised at all times. We recommend the hire of an Aquatic Supervisor (who holds both an Aquatic Rescue Certificate (ARQ) and Senior First Aid) to supervise children and weak swimmers in the pool. If supplying DoE staff for pool supervision, it's essential they have a current Bronze Medallion or ARQ. All school aged children require supervision with a ratio of 1:32.
The Swan River is approximately 170 metres from the centre and hosts our paddling and raft building programs. The natural sandbar allows participants to venture a fair distance from the shore and still be in a safe and accessible environment. Dolphins are regularly seen during our raft building and paddling programs. East along the river is home to the Alfred Cove Marine Park, holding various attractions.
Grassed open space
In between the main office and dormitory areas is a large open space area perfect for unstructured play or group games. This open parkland is great for kicking the football or a game of cricket. Please be aware that at certain times of the day some of our programs may be running, therefore, access to these areas may not be possible as they will receive preference.
Free play equipment
Point Walter offers a wide range of free play equipment. Tennis racquets, a cricket set, soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs and basketballs can be borrowed from the centre. Please discuss your requirements with centre staff when organising and booking your stay.