The Mandurah and Peel region offers some breathtaking scenery amongst the many forests, parks and rivers.
From coastal walks near Mandurah, to walking trails amongst the national parks and along the Murray River - the region's walking trails offer a fantastic way to view the sights and natural attractions.
Halls Head Coastal Walk
Distance: 6km | Time 2-5 hours | Difficulty: Moderate
The Halls Head Coastal Walk can be accessed from Boardwalk Bvd and skirts the Indian Ocean and the view is spectacular. There are boardwalk sections and many spots to sit and enjoy the view. Watch out for dolphins and bird-life as well! The trail will lead you to the mouth of the Estuary where you can keep doing all the way to the Old Mandurah Bridge. Facilities include wheelchair and pram access. Find out more.
Erskine Nature Trail
Distance: 6km return | Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy
Located at the Len Howard Conservation Reserve, access to the walk is from Mandurah Quays or from Glandart Court, Erskine. This is a great walk or bike trail that skirts the Peel Inlet so you will be surrounded by water, flora and fauna. There are little seating alcoves along the way and boardwalks over the wetlands. The trail passes through the magnificent Mandurah Quays Residential Resort and if you are lucky you will be greeted by one or many of the Dolphins that feed around the area. Find out more.
Marrinup Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 1.3km | Time: 45 minutes | Difficulty: Easy
Discover the Marrinup Brook and Falls on this 1.3 km walk. Expect steps and small step sections. There are plenty of interpretive signs along the route and winter and spring is especially beautiful with flowing waterfalls and wildflowers. Facilities include carpark and fuel and shopping nearby. Find out more.
Tullis Bridge Trail
Distance: 3km | Difficulty: Easy
Enjoy walk around the old Tullis Bridge originally built in 1912 to connect Narrogin to Pinjarra. Located approximate 8km from Boddington, the bridge can be accessed via Morts Road off Farmers Avenue. The trail follows the Hotham River and the rail line to Tullis Bridge. Walkers will enjoy bird watching, wildflowers in season and stunning scenery. Lots of natural shady areas are available for the day tripper to stay and enjoy lunch or a snack while enjoying the natural environment of Tullis Bridge.
Tullis Bridge Rail Trail
Distance: 8km | Difficulty: Moderate
The Tullis Bridge Rail Trail makes use of the Hotham Valley Railway Line from Boddington to Tullis Bridge. This 8km walk runs beside the beautiful Hotham River and through mostly flat paddocks and timber reserves. Once arriving at Tullis Bridge walkers can have a rest or continue along the 3km Tullis Bridge Trail.
Ranford Pool Walk Trail
Distance: 2.5km | Difficulty: Easy
Starting from Lions Weir in Boddington this trail follows the Hotham River to historic Ranford Pool. The first part of the walk is fully paved, wide enough for push bikes, horses, prams and wheelchairs and takes in the scenery along the river’s edge along to the Hotham Valley Bridge. Once you have passed the bridge the path reverts to a more natural state and ends up as a narrow walking trail only. Fishing, canoeing and bird watching can be enjoyed in this part of the river. Find out more.
Kitty's Gorge Walk Trail
Distance: from 500m loop to 14km return | Difficulty: Moderate | Entry fees apply
Kitty's Gorge Walk Trail is a beauitufl walk accessible from the historic town of Jarrahdale, an idea day trip from Perth. The trail follows the Serpentine River and Gooralong Brook and passes impressive granite outcrops and the Brook's many waterfalls. It has steep loose sections and uneven ground, so require a degree of fitness and can be accessed from the carpark opposite the cemetary or in the National Park. Find out more.
Byford Hills Walk Trail
Distance: 1.6km | Time: 40 minutes | Difficulty: Moderate
The Byford Hills Walk Trail begins adjacent to a winter / spring creek and waterfall which has been named Marcora Falls (pronounced Marcoray). The steep slopes and divisive gullies of this area are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The granite outcrops are believed to be the oldest rock known to man, over 400 million years old.
Serpentine Falls - The Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 400m | Difficulty: Easy
The Falls Walk Trail is a 400m walk from the Serpentine Falls carpark. The walk is basically a gravel road which is not accessible to vehicles, and leads to a viewing platform for the Falls. There is also access to the Serpentine Falls from the viewing platform. The walk takes you through bush surroundings, with rocky outcrops. The carpark has toilets, barbecues, tables and shaded areas.
King Jarrah Track
Distance: 18km | Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Moderate
The King Jarrah Track is an enjoyable walk trail through a mixture of jarrah and banksia dominated forest. The walk climbs quickly from the Nanga Mill campground offering good views of the valley below and then continues along the ridge - the highlight of the walk is of course the 250 year old King Jarrah Tree. You can join the track from a number of locations on the route, and there is plenty of signage along the way. Facilities include carpark, toilets and camping areas. Find out more.
Waroona Nature Trails
Explore the beautiful inland Shire of Waroona on the following nature trails:
- Chuditch Walk Trail: Distance: 3.8km | Difficulty: Moderate. The Chuditch Trail starts at the southern end of the Nanga Townsite. This trail possibly rates as one of the nicest walks in the district and ends at a wooden bridge where you'll find a great picnic spot.
- Heathlands Trail: Distance: 4.5km | Time: 1-1.5 hours | Difficulty: Easy. This walk explores the many different vegetation types of Yargolup National Park. It begins at the information bay on Preston Beach Road and is well signposted and best during late winter and spring.
- Island Pool Walk Trail: Distance: 1.9km | Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Moderate. A gentle winding circuit providing views over the Murray River and valley. The trail starts at the upper car park at Island Pool Day use area and is maked with green hiker symbols on white triangle. Facilities include picnic area, swimming pool and campsite.
- Lake Pollard Trail: Distance: 6km | Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy. Lake Pollard is renown for its high numbers of black swans betwenn October and March. The walk begins at the entance to Martins Tank campground on Preston Beach Road. The trail is well sign-posted and is perfect for nature enthusiasts.
Inglehope Arboretum Nature Trail
Distance: 1km | Time: 30-40 minutes | Difficulty: Moderate
Located 13km east of Dwellingup, just off the Dwellingup-Boddington Road, the Inglehope Arboretum Nature Trail contains over 50 plots of particular tree species thought to have potential for timber production, and contains specimens of relatively rare and interesting trees like California Redwood. Many of the labels on the Nature Trial specimens are still present. Find out more.
Mundlimup Trail and Loop
Distance: 2.5 - 3.5km | Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy
This trail is situated 55km south of Perth via Jarrahdale Road and Balmoral Road and features a history of logging and silviculture, passing through a fine example of jarrah forest. Starting from the Mundimup Recreation Site, the trail crosses the bridge over the old railway formation to a small dieback-infected area. It then continues through old sawpit area, where walkers can see evidence of old logging operations.
Jarrahdale Heritage Railway Walk Trail
Distance: 7km | Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy
The Jarrahdale Railway Heritage walk trail follows the old railway line built in 1872. Starting in Jarrahdale at Nettleton Road it is a leisurely walk through Jarrah and Wandoo woodlands and undulating farmland. Wildflowers abound in season and the views are magnificent. Walkers are reminded to organise transport at the Pruden Road end (on the south west highway near the Alcoa Line Bridge) to return to their cars. The walk can be extended a further kilometre down the highway to the Whitby Falls Coach House.
Baldwins Bluff Nature Trail
Distance: 6km return | Difficulty: Easy
This trail is located in the Serpentine National Park, 50km south east of Perth. Baldwins Bluff is a large granite outcrop on a north-facing part of the Darling Scape and at 180m gives amazing views. Starting at the information board near the carpark, walkers pass through areas of redgum and wandoo forest on the ascent and the trail features a variety of plant and bird species and scenic views.
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