Your Nature Bucket List for Mandurah
The vast open blue skies, pristine forests and stunning waterways of the region make it the perfect destination to immerse yourself in nature. Wonder at world-class natural beauty and easily spot native wildlife as you explore by water or land.
The region boasts a wealth of protected waterways, national parks, nature reserves and nature parks that provide a diverse range of nature experiences. Take your pick from these options:
1. Explore Thomas Dambo’s magical wooden ‘Giants of Mandurah‘ either by yourself, or choose from a selection of guided tours.
2. See Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins on a tour with Mandurah Cruises.
3. Explore the wonders of nature with Salt and Bush Eco Tours on a guided nature tour from the bushland to the waterways. Join a bird, wildlife and nature walk or kayak along the Peel Harvey Estuary on the unique foot pedal kayak.
This is literally your golden opportunity to immerse yourself in nature because Salt and Bush Eco Tours owner and tour guide Jamie van Jones was named ‘Australia’s best tour guide’ at the 2022 Australian Top Tourism Awards held in Canberra.
4. Explore Creery Wetlands where hundreds of migratory birds visit every year and learn about Mandurah’s extensive wetland system.
5. Book a tour with Mandjoogoordap Dreaming and discover the 2,000-year-old thrombolite reef at Lake Clifton and see what life was like when the earth began.
6. Walk along the estuary and spot waterbirds on the easy 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.
7. Feel the sand between your toes as you walk the long stretches of beaches in Mandurah, often you will be the only one on them. The locals love Town Beach, Blue Bay Beach, Seascapes Beach, Falcon Bay Beach and Avalon Beach.
8. Explore Yalgorup National Park. Stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach, the park has ten elongated lakes, beautiful tuart and peppermint woodlands, walking trails, picnic spots and offers panoramic views of the beach, dunes and lakes.
9. If you want to see kangaroos grazing at dusk, head to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville where mobs of kangaroos are spotted every day. Remember to always use precaution and respect their space.
10. Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.
11. Explore Goegrup Lake, a rich habitat for shorebirds, on an accessibility-friendly 292 metre long boardwalk with viewing nodes and interpretive panels describing the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values.
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