Are you yearning to get out and about again and connect with nature? Wanting to experience the Peel region’s natural areas but don’t know where to start?
Come and explore Peel-Harvey Estuary’s extraordinary wetlands and waterbirds with Ways To Nature. A guided nature walk with local zoologist Sarah Way provides the perfect opportunity to experience Mandurah’s beautiful wetland reserves and discover the wildlife that calls them home.
Join Sarah as she guides you to observe local wildlife and learn about the ecology of the amazing wetlands of the Bindjareb (Peel) region. No large groups or rushed itineraries here; just time to connect with nature and create wonderful holiday memories.
All trails are accessible and easy-grade; maximum distance 3km. With small group numbers (max. 10) along bush trails, physical distancing restrictions are easy to adhere to while we enjoy a wonderful walk in nature! Three unique walking tours are available:
Wetland Wander (1.5 or 2hrs, 3km. Departs: weekends and Thursday mornings)
Experience the internationally significant Creery Wetlands Nature Reserve and discover why Mandurah’s dedicated community fought to save these wetlands from development. Get up close and personal with Mandurah’s samphire saltmarshes, waterbirds and perhaps some Western Grey Kangaroos. Observe remarkable threatened migratory shorebirds during October-March.
Samphire Sojourn (1.5 hrs, 1.5km. Departs: Thursday and Friday afternoons)
Samphire Cove boasts two bird hides, remnant Eucalyptus coastal woodland and samphire saltmarsh, all in the heart of Mandurah! This protected little cove provides wonderful bird watching opportunities as well as great views of Mandurah’s city centre and surrounding canals across the Peel-Harvey Estuary.
Len Howard Conservation Park
Wander through diverse habitats including remnant old growth swamp paperbark and banksia coastal woodland. Travel along boardwalks meandering through a network of samphire saltmarshes. Fringing the estuary shoreline, the trail offers plenty of opportunities to observe waterbirds. During certain times of the year, it’s also possible to observe breeding ospreys at an artificial nesting platform along the trail.
Two tour options are available:
2 hour tour: Departs Saturdays, 10am. We walk the entire length of the Erskine Trail (3km) from the western end of the Park to the east. At the end of our walk, we are met by a shuttle bus and returned to our vehicles.
Or 1.5 hour tour: Departs Fridays, 10am and Sundays 1pm. We walk the partial trail length commencing at the eastern end of the Park.