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Erskine Nature Trail, Mandurah Erskine Nature Trail, Mandurah

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

      No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Set on 60 hectares of bushland, the Erskine Nature Trail is abundant with flora and fauna. The six kilometre easy track skirts the Peel Inlet, offering fantastic views all year round and is a great spot for birdwatching. Be inspired by the breathtaking scenery of one of the nicest spots in WA’s beautiful and diverse Peel Region, not far from the Mandurah city centre.

Boardwalk Over Wetlands, Erskine Trail, Len Howard Conservation Reserve
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The Erskine Nature Trail takes walkers on boardwalks over the wetlands that traverse the Ramsar-listed Peel-Harvey estuary. This is the largest and most diverse estuarine complex in south-western Australia, a key destination for tourism and recreation, particularly popular for boating, fishing and crabbing.

There are numerous viewing platforms as well as a bird hide that showcases an opportunity to stop and watch some of the tens of thousands of waterbirds, including large numbers of migrant shorebirds from the northern hemisphere, that use the estuary and lakes each year.

The bushland provides plenty of shade and a number of seating alcoves along the way, where if you are quiet enough, you may see a resident kangaroo or local quenda foraging for food. 

Although the path is not sealed, it is well maintained and is suitable for wheelchairs and prams.

This walk is suitable for anytime of the year, but especially nice in late winter and spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.


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Time / Duration

2 hours


6km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Dampier Reserve, Mandurah (Erskine), 76Km (55 minutes) south of Perth

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Trail End

Marina Quay , Mandurah (Erskine)

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

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Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes in summer - December to February.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • View Platform

Best time of year

Anytime. For wildflowers: August to November

Trail Access

Road to Len Howard Conservation Reserve in Erskine

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2 trail goers have rated Erskine Nature Trail, Mandurah as 5 out of 5!

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Hanoz Kapadia

Reviewed 11 Jul 2017, 12:28am

Great trail for an easy walk that's kid and pet-friendly. Sections on boardwalk accentuate it well.
sharon fenton

Reviewed 29 Oct 2016, 2:23pm

Marvellous. Tranquil. pet friendly. abundance of flowers in spring. A beautiful migratory path for birds. Len Howard did so well to fight for this to be protected. A must see

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