Ways To Nature
Looking for a unique holiday activity? Do you want to experience Mandurah’s natural areas but don’t know where to start?
Come and explore the extraordinary wetlands and wildlife of the Peel-Harvey estuary in south west WA with Ways To Nature! Whether you’re a local looking to connect with nature in your city or a visitor wanting to discover the Peel region’s natural heritage, let Ways To Nature be your guide.
Hi! I’m Sarah Way, a zoologist who’s passionate about Australia’s biodiversity. I created Ways to Nature because I’m keen to share my experience and knowledge to engage you with nature and help you explore the Peel region’s natural environment. I lead guided nature walks around Mandurah's beautiful Peel-Harvey Estuary and am dedicated to inspire a sense of wonder through unique experiences with nature.No rushed itineraries here; just time to connect with and experience nature. Spotting scope, binoculars and wildlife guidebooks are provided for use.
I look forward to seeing you out on the trails soon.
Experience the amazing Creery Wetland Reserve and discover why Mandurah’s dedicated community fought to save these wetlands from development. Get up close and personal with Mandurah’s samphire saltmarshes. Meet our resident waterbirds and during October-March, observe international visitors: remarkable migratory shorebirds.
Duration & Departures: 2 hours, Thursdays 10am. Distance: 3km part loop Price: Adults $35, Concession (Seniors/student) $31.50, Child $17.50
Duration & Departures: 1.5 hours. Weekends 10:30am*, 12pm* & 2pm Distance: 3km part loop Price: Adults $30, Concession (Seniors/student) $27, Child $15 * These departure times link up with a new walk and cruise package offered with Mandurah Cruises, please see below
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.
Duration & Departures: 1.5 hours, 1:30pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Distance: 1.5km, part loop. Price: Adults $30, Concession (senior/student) $27, Child $15
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 opportunities to spot waterbirds. During certain times of the year, it’s also possible to observe breeding ospreys at an artificial nesting platform along the trail.A shuttle service at the end of the walk will transport us back to our vehicles.
Duration & Departures: 2hours, 10am Wednesday & Friday Distance: 3km linear trail Price: Adult $40, Concession (Seniors/student) $36, Child $20
To book any of the above tours please Click here
NEW! Dolphin Shuttle & Wetland Wander Package
Fancy adding a boat ride on the estuary and maybe some lunch as part of your Creery Wetland experience? Ways To Nature has teamed up with Mandurah Cruises and Nourishing The Soul Café to bring you the Dolphin Shuttle & Wetland Wander Package. On the weekends, enjoy Mandurah Cruise’s Dolphin Shuttle service across the estuary before departing on a 1.5hr guided nature walk through the Creery Wetlands Reserve from Mariners Cove jetty. Participants also receive a voucher for either a 10% discount on a meal purchase or $8 coffee and cake combo at the delicious Nourishing the Soul Café adjacent to the jetty.
Please book tickets through Mandurah Cruises: Click here