Manning Stairs and Lookouts

COVID-19 - Social Distancing and Amenties Closure Update

The City of Cockburn is actively monitoring its natural areas to ensure people are not gathering in groups or lingering, are adhering to the physical distancing rules, and are only using the areas for exercise. The Manning Park Stairs is closed until further notice. Some facilities and amenities are closed, view the latest update on COVID-19 for more information.

Please note: The Manning stairs on will be undergoing some maintenance on Wednesday 8 April and will be closed off to the public (weather permitting). The stairs will reopen on the 9 April.

Manning Stairs and lookouts are a recent addition to the City’s list of attractions. 192 stairs wind their way up the Manning Ridge. The City has constructed two lookouts at the top which offer spectacular views of the Darling Scarp and Cockburn Sound.

About Manning stairs and lookouts

The Manning Park stairs and lookouts are located within the beautiful Manning Park Reserve, which includes a picturesque lake, BBQ and picnic facilities and hosts a range of events.

The reconstituted limestone and cement stairs consist of 192 steps, 5 landings and 4 seats  and are Cockburn’s version of Perth’s Jacob’s Ladder.

The City has completed the construction of the Manning Park stairway from the southern car park at Manning Lake to the eastern lookout with a trail connecting to the recently upgraded western lookout. The stairs form part of the Davilak Heritage Trail, which starts at Azelia Ley Homestead, winding their way up the ridge towards the lookouts.

The lookouts provide spectacular views of Jervoise Bay, Cockburn Sound and the Darling Scarp. The distance from the homestead to the lookouts via the Davilak Trail is approximately one kilometre. The Manning Stairs are a popular spot for exercise. We recommend using the stairs during daylight hours only as no lighting is provided.

View the related documents below for a map of the walking trails in Cockburn.

Vehicle access times to the Manning Stairs and lookouts

  • 6am – 8pm (October-April) 
  • 7am – 5.30pm (May-September)

More information and contact

Please contact the City for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at

Related Documents

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Cockburn Walk Guide Booklet PDF document
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