Ways To Nature

Half Day or Less

Ways To Nature is all about connecting you with nature. Discover the Peel region’s extraordinary wetlands and wildlife on walking tours with Ways To Nature. Operated by local zoologist Sarah Way, Ways To Nature leads guided nature walks around the beautiful reserves of Mandurah’s internationally significant Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands and beyond.

A range of walking tours to suit all abilities are available, providing unique experiences with nature.

Facilities

Service Types

Nature and wildlife Walking and Biking Tours

Activities

Birdwatching Walks

Fitness

Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation

Services

From $27 to $35

Discover the internationally significant Creery Wetlands Nature Reserve and get up close and personal with Mandurah’s unique samphire saltmarshes.

Creery will delight with its surprising embrace of big skies and vast estuary views. Learn about the fragile ecology of the wetland and the wildlife that calls it home.

The Wetland Wander is perfect for slowing down and observing wildlife, including resident waterbirds, threatened migratory shorebirds (during the summer months) and possible glimpses of Western Grey kangaroos as you wander through the shady sheoak woodlands fringing the wetlands.

The walk is a 3 kilometre part loop on flat, even surfaces with no steps or steep sections and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $27 to $30

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 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.

The is a 1.5 kilometre part-loop walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail is a flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $27 to $40

Explore beautiful Len Howard Conservation Park along 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 opportunities to observe and learn about waterbirds.

During certain times of the year it’s also possible to observe breeding ospreys at an artificial nesting platform. The trail is a hardened or compacted surface and may have occasional steps, with narrow and sandy sections.

There are two tours available. The 2 hour tour is 3 kilometres along the Erskine Trail, travelling from the western end of the Park to the east. At the end of the walk, you will be met by a shuttle service and returned to your vehicle. The 1.5 hour tour travels along the partial trail length commencing from and returning to, the eastern end of the park.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $36 to $40

Stroll through coastal forests of jarrah and peppermint and be amazed by giant grass trees (Balga) well over 100 years old. Discover how this area is a safe haven for the region’s most critically endangered mammal. The trail approaches the edge of Lake Pollard where you can enjoy a break and some birdwatching at the bird hide before climbing a small limestone ridge to enjoy sweeping views of this internationally significant wetland system.

No bushwalking experience required. Suitable for families with children. The track is generally a hardened or compacted surface and may have gentle hill section/s and occasional steps.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $36 to $40

A wonderful introduction to the heathlands of south west Western Australia, the Heathland Walk takes you right into the heart of Yalgorup National Park and is simply stunning to walk in the winter months when the heath is in bloom. A short side trail to a limestone ridge lookout rewards with panoramic views of the Ramsar-listed Yalgorup lakes. There is also an option to wander right out to the edge of Lake Preston, one of the largest salt lakes in the Yalgorup system before returning through the heathland.

Some bushwalking experience recommended. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Tracks may have short steep hill sections and a rough surface and many steps.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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