Are you searching for a unique holiday activity? 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.
Spotting scope, binoculars and wildlife guidebooks are provided for use. Walks are all on accessible, easy-grade trails, maximum distance 3km. Three unique walking tours are available:
Wetland Wander (1.5 or 2hrs, 3km. Departs: weekends and Thursday mornings)
Experience the amazing Creery Wetlands 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. Meet our resident waterbirds and during October-March, observe remarkable migratory shorebirds.
Samphire Sojourn (1.5 hrs, 1.5km. Departs: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons)
Samphire Cove boasts two bird hides, remnant Eucalyptus coastal woodland and samphire salt marsh, 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 canal homes across the Peel-Harvey Estuary.
Len Howard Conservation Park (2hrs, 3km. Departs Wednesday & Friday mornings)
Wander through diverse habitats including remnant old growth swamp paperbark and banksia coastal woodland. Travel along boardwalks meandering through a network of samphire saltmarshes. The trail fringes the estuary shoreline, offering 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.