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Do you also know this feeling when you need to get away from it all, when it’s time to get out of that box that is the office, the home, or the car, and take a walk or a hike? Well, we’ve got plenty of great walking and hiking trails here in Mandurah and the Peel Region, just waiting for you to be explored.
With its vast waterways, long stretches of coastline, abundance of nature parks and reserves, what better way to explore than on a trail? And there is no shortage to choose from. As a bonus, most of them won’t cost you a cent.
Mandurah Nature Walking Trails
Halls Head Coastal Trail
Location: Halls Head (Mandurah) | Distance: 12 km | Duration: 2 hours | Difficulty: Moderate
The Halls Head Coastal Path is a fantastic coastal walk along a paved shared path with sweeping views out across the Indian ocean. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Find out more.
Nature Walk Trail at Len Howard Conservation Park
Location: Len Howard Conservation Park, Erskine | Distance: 6 km (return) Duration: 2 hours
A short, easy nature track looping around the wetlands, this trail offers bird watching spots and is connected to a reserve that’s perfect for a picnic.
From the carpark at the end of Glendart Ct, the short trail will take you to a bird hide just 2km away. The trail is partly comprised of a boardwalk over the glistening wetlands. Find out more.
Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail
Location: Greenfields | Distance: 4 km | Duration: 1-3 hours
The Joseph and Dulcie Nannup trail is a scenic, four kilometre (8km return) family friendly walk along the Serpentine River from Goegrup Lake to the Pinjarra Road bridge. Find out more.
Island Point Reserve Circuit
Location: Herron | Distance: 2km – 3km | Duration: 1 hour
A popular bird watching and picnic spot, Island Point Reserve also offers short walks able to be taken on by young and old.
You can walk the short loop of 2.3 km, or the longer 3.3 km, around the gorgeous wilderness of the wetlands. Find out more.
Walking Trails in the wider Peel region
Pinjarra Heritage Walk Trail
Location: Pinjarra. Distance: 1.2km
A fun track that crosses the Pinjarra suspension bridge, this walk takes you not just over the Murray River and its surrounding bushland but also through the historic town itself – making it a good choice for those not as keen for full-on bushwalking.
Ready to go? For further information and maps on the walking trails mentioned above visit your local visitor centre.
Kitty’s Gorge Walk
Location: Jarrahdale. Distance: 14km return
As the name suggests, this walk takes you across the rocky terrain of Kitty’s Gorge, following the Serpentine River to eventually bring you to the falls.
The story goes that Kitty was actually a cow who wandered away and was found months later down the gorge. Don’t be like Kitty. Prepare yourself for a five-hour walk of moderate difficulty, with some uneven ground and steep stretches of track.
From here, you can also access Baldwin’s Bluff, which is about 6km all up and offers extended views from the bluff.
Tullis Bridge and Tullis Rail Trails
Location: Boddington. Distance: 3 – 16km
Starting at – you guessed it – Tullis Bridge, this walk follows a flat, easy trail along the picturesque Hotham River.
The track weaves through bushland and back to the bridge site, which is a great spot for a picnic.
If you’re after a longer walk, the Tullis Rail Trail starts from the Boddington Lions Rodeo Grounds and is about 16km, finishing up at the wooden bridge.
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