Guided Nature Walks
You may already be aware of Mandurah’s beautiful beaches and waterways. But did you know there are wonderful natural areas tucked away like hidden gems right on Mandurah’s doorstep…?
Come and explore them with Ways To Nature!
Ways To Nature Walks
Mandurah guided nature walks
A guided nature walk provides the perfect opportunity to discover (or re-discover in more detail…) Mandurah’s stunning wetland reserves and the remarkable wildlife that calls them home.
No rushed itineraries here; just time to connect with nature and experience the wonder. Spotting scope, binoculars and wildlife guidebooks are provided for use.
Experience the lovely Creery Wetland Reserve and get up close and personal with Mandurah’s samphire saltmarshes. Come and meet our resident waterbirds and, during summer, observe our international visitors: remarkable migratory shorebirds.
Wetland Wander – Weekends
Price: Adult $30 Concession (Seniors/student) $27 Child $15
Departures: 9am & 4:30pm
Distance: 3km part loop
Wetland Wander – Week days
Price: Adult $35 Concession (Seniors/student) $31.50 Child $17.50
Duration: 2 hours
Departures: Thursdays 9am
Distance: 3km part loop
Difficulty: Grade 1. No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections.
Access: Suitable for people with limited mobility or wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Suitable for strollers.
Facilities: Information shelters x2 and seating. No amenities. Closest public amenities located at Coodanup foreshore, ~1.5km south east. Nourish The Soul Café located adjacent to reserve at 41 Darwin Terrace.
Choose Wetlands Wander if you want to find your Ways To Nature through samphires, shorebirds and sheoaks.
Discover the varied habitats of Samphire Cove Nature Reserve. Nestled behind the western end of Mandurah’s Estuary Bridge, 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.
Price: Adult $30 Concession (Senior/Student) $27 Child $15
Duration: 1.5 hours
Departures: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 4:30pm
Distance: 1.5km, part loop.
Difficulty: Grade 1. No bushwalking experience required. Flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections.
Access: Suitable for people with limited mobility. Partially (excluding boardwalk) suitable forstrollers and wheelchair users who have someone to assist them.
Facilities: Public parking bays. Information shelter and seating. No amenities. Closest public amenities at Egret Point Foreshore Reserve, 300m to the south.
Choose Samphire Sojourn if you want a little taste of everything: a little bit of woodland, a little bit of estuary & a little bit of saltmarsh!
Len Howard Conservation Park
Come and explore beautiful Len Howard Conservation Park long the Erskine Trail. 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 opportunitiesto spotwaterbirds. During certain times of the year, it’s also possible to observe breeding ospreys at an artificial nesting platform along the trail.
Price: Adult $40 Concession (Senior/Student) $36 Child $20
Duration: 2 hours
Departures: Wednesdays & Fridays, 08:30am
Distance: 3km linear trail. A shuttle service at the end of the walk will transport us back to our vehicles.
Difficulty: Grade 2 – No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have occasional steps, narrow and sandy sections.
Access: Unsuitable for wheelchairs and some strollers.
Facilities: Public parking bays. Information shelter, rotunda and seating. Public amenities at southern end at beginning of walk.
Choose Len Howard Conservation Park if you want your Ways To Nature to be a longer walk through diverse habitats and great estuary views.
Night Rambles – COMING SOON!
Are you up for a night time adventure? Explore the bush after the sun goes down with our spotlighting tours and learn about Bindjareb’s fascinating nocturnal wildlife. Tours are held once a month at various locations to minimise disturbance to wildlife.
Price: Adult $18 Concession (Senior/Student) $15 Child $12
Duration: 1.25 hours
Location: Will be specified for each scheduled date.
Choose Night Rambling if you want to find your Ways To Nature through a nocturnal adventure of hoots, croaks and eye-shines.
to organise a private guided nature walk for your school, seniors or community group.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.