Bike Month 2020 - Join the hunt!

Bike Week is now Bike Month, and to celebrate we're giving away $450 of local restaurant and cafe vouchers to those who participate in our Slightly Cryptic Cycle Hunt!


Melville's Slightly Cryptic Cycle Hunt - Win vouchers!

Take part in some healthy exploring and answering fun quiz questions along certain points on the foreshore for your chance to win one of three (3) $100 restaurant vouchers or one of fifteen (15) $10 cafe vouchers.

The quiz will be broken up into three cycling stages:

  • Stage 1: Mount Henry Bridge to Goolugatup Heathcote
  • Stage 2: Goolugatup Heathcote to Tompkins Park
  • Stage 3: Tompkins Park to Point Walter

Each stage will have a list of questions to answer; completion of each stage grants you one entry per stage into the competition. You do not need to do all stages.


  • 1x $100 voucher for the overall winner (selected randomly)
  • 1x $100 voucher for most creative photograph
  • 1x $100 voucher for most fun photograph
  • 15x $10 voucher for other entries (selected randomly)
  • 2x Mystery Box for Kids (donated by a community member)

Competition opens 5.00pm Thursday, 1 October to 4.00pm Monday, 2 November 2020. You can take part in the hunt any time within these dates.

Submit your quiz answers below! This competition is thanks to part-funding by the Department of Transport WA, Westcycle and Bike Month.

Questions (fill out answers in the form below):

Stage 1: Start at Mount Henry Bridge

  1. To begin this Slightly Cryptic Cycle Hunt you will have cars and trains rushing above you while fish are swimming freely below. To the north you will see the Perth CBD. (0.00m)

  2. Follow the path 200m towards a setting sun. Often when one thing closes another opens. In what year did the widening of the Mt Henry Bridge open to close the link across the river? (160m)

  3. Following the shared path along the river towards the bridge you will see a ‘Moonrise over the River’. Melville is lucky enough to have how many kilometres of river foreshore?

  4. Continuing north there is a structure that lets you ‘stand on water’ – what type of introduced bird has made it’s home adjacent to this structure?
  5. “Preserving the Beauty”: what does the river foreshore “need”?
  6. Following winter we welcome the sun but at what ‘level’ does it pay to be Sunsmart? There is a sculpture that might not give much shade but it will give you the answer. Be aware of cars crossing. Toilets here.
  7. Do you remember Perth’s serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke?

    Before being caught Cooke would hide his gun in a Geraldton Wax bush on a street near the river.

    Continue north along the shared path to the street that rhymes with ‘Cooke would’ for the next clue. How many men were finger printed in an effort to catch Eric Cooke?

  8. On our ‘Beautiful Foreshore’ mosaic: what sport is depicted? Looking north you will be able to also answer the next question.

  9. Which four clubs have boatsheds on this side of the building?

  10.   Head north until the ‘traffic blocks out your sun’.

    While people say ‘Build a Bridge and just get over it’.

    Sometimes however this bridge needs to be built and re-built and re-built and re-built!

    How much did Canning Bridge’s Third Bridge cost?

  11.   Continuing north under Canning Bridge on your left hand side you will find a prominent building that was not won in a ‘raffle’. In front of this building a ‘tree’ seems to be standing on stilts - possibly to get a better view.

    Who was the artist?

  12.   Follow the path north to understand when a restoration strategy was produced for the  “Melville Foreshore”?

  13.   What is the name of the ferry that used to service ‘Coffee Point’?

  14.   In some places boats might run aground leaving the sailors to swim. However in this club boats almost run out of water so that sailors can run aground?

    I am the South of P……. Y……… Club

Stage 2: Goolugatup Heathcote to Tompkins Park 

  1. From this lookout (Kooyagardup or Pt Heathcote) you are encouraged to look far. If you looked far enough into the past you would have seen some famous young men here. Name one of them.
  2. Continue along the path (240m) into a seabreeze to find which Sea Scout group meets here?

  3. By continuing along the path 770m you will be getting incidental exercise and you will also discover exercise classes that the City of Melville provides for free. What classes are offered?

  4. Continuing a little further into a sea breeze and you will see a jetty that has seen so much history. How far did participants swim in the Applecross to Barrack Street Swim, 1913?

  5. For what reason did A.P Matheson build the ‘Hotel Melville’ / ‘Majestic Hotel’ in 1897? 
  6. Continue along the path (approx. 400m) until you can answer: ‘If ‘Dee Road’ to Perth from here, how far would she need to travel?’

  7. People were quite industrious around 1916. Campers used their pots and pans for cooking but what other use did they find for them?

  8. If you are ‘Cunning’ you will notice an information plinth for the German jetty. In 1911 roads were very primitive and barges brought materials from Fremantle to build Wireless Hill. What form of transport did they use to transport these materials from the river up onto Wireless Hill?

  9. Travelling approximately 50m west, what is the name of this Marine Park? (There are toilets near here).

  10.  Continuing west along the foreshore path approximately 540m you will see how much times have changed. The Alfred Cove foreshore with its beautiful scenery is a great place to recreate, but what activity was it previously used for?

  11.  Continuing west 320m you will see two piezo electric strips across the path adjacent to a pole with a solar panel on it. What do you think this is for? (All answers are correct).

  12.  What was the name of the horse that won the Perth Cup allowing Walter Atwell to build Atwell House?

Stage 3: Tompkins Park to Point Walter

  1. Riding 150m west along the river foreshore shared path from Atwell House, a large mirror is on the side of the path. Is this mirror:
    a) to powder your nose? or;
    b) to help you be safe on a blind corner?
  2. Who am I? (continue west along the path 240m to discover who I am).
    I am the smallest bird who visits the shallow waters of Alfred Cove and Point Walter Spit. I weigh only as much as 2 x 50 cent pieces. Despite Covid, at the end of this summer I will fly to Broome, through Asia and ultimately to Siberia. I fly up to 7 days without stopping. I travel half the globe to feast on midgies, lay eggs and amazingly…… My chicks will fly the exact same route as me back to sunny Alfred Cove!
  3. Continue a further 520m along the path. You won’t find a Trojan Horse here but this park was named after the Minister for Land and Migration. What is the park called?
  4. Continuing 520m along the path, by looking up you will see a home for animals that look down at the world, upside down. What animal lives in this home?
  5. 110m further along the path who will discover the “Who’s who at Alfred Cove”. People think that birds are beautiful and peaceful creatures that show off by flying through the air and gracing us with their song. The Pied Oyster Catcher however defends a breeding territory how many metres long?
  6. 460m further along the path and looking out towards the Perth CBD, you are gazing over some discrete dining destinations in the tidal sand and mud flats that are so popular they attract birds thousands of kilometres to eat here. What is the most popular meal served in November and December?
  7. Travelling 1150m along you will notice nine white dogs caught in the act of play. They are not on a lead but still not one of them has run out onto the path in front of a bike rider. Why?
  8. Another 250m on you will find a place to sit under a smooth skinned gum tree where two roads meet. What is the Aboriginal name for Point Walter? (Hint ‘Carroll’ might help).
  9. If you ‘follow your nose' 280m on your left you will see a building painted in bright colours proclaiming ‘Volunteering it’s what  _ _  _ _’.
  10.  When we head outdoors to have a barbecue we seek blue skies. There are patches of ‘sky’ near these barbecues that are extra blue. Why?

  11.  Travelling 190m further a large wooden sculpture reminds us of the importance of family and past generations and that when we throw a boomerang we always hope it comes back. Why is this wooden seat in the shape of a boomerang?

  12.   You will need to continue 50m past the smells of coffee and food for a story that goes back many years. The Hair of Djunda the Charnock Woman: Djunda was a spirit woman who collected spirit children and placed them in strands of her long white hair. Looking into the night sky you will see her hair as the Milky Way and the stars are spirit children she has collected. Some of her long white hairs fell into the river which we can see today as the Point W _ _ _ _ _  S _ _ _.

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