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Mariner’s Cove Trail, Creery Wetlands, Mandurah

Bush Walk

Urban Walk
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  • 1-3 hours
  • 3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

This easy three kilometre loop walk takes you through the Creery Wetlands. Whether you are interested in birds, wildlife in general, or just enjoy a stroll by the
estuary, Mandurah’s wetland areas are a fascinating and enjoyable environment to

The boardwalk out to the bird hide
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Darwin Terrace, Mariner's Cove, Mandurah (75km and 1 hour south of Perth)

Viewing platfomr to view migratory birds

Bird hide to view migratory birds
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The Creery Wetlands are completely gated to protect the wildlife from foxes and stray cats. There are two boardwalks overlooking the estuary with information panels, a viewing platform and a bird hide, so is a great spot to see waterbirds.

The pathway is flat and firm and heading back you have the option of returning through the wetlands, or you exit the gated area and follow the footpath back.

The Creery Wetlands are an important habitat for waterbirds, including 22 species of migratory shorebirds. These extraordinary birds, some weighing only 30 grams, spend the southern summer on lakes and beaches in Australia, then fly north to catch the summer in their northern hemisphere breeding grounds. The reserve is also home to a population of Quendas, a native marsupial.

The Nature Reserve is located on the north-eastern side of the Peel Inlet, adjacent to the Mariners Cove residential estate and south-east of the Mandurah Bypass bridge. Toilets are available at the nearby Mariners Cove Cafe.

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Time / Duration

1 hour


3km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Darwin Terrace, Mariner's Cove, Mandurah (75km and 1 hour south of Perth)

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Hazards & Warnings

Beware of snakes in summer - December to February.


  • Car Park
  • Sheltered Area
  • View Platform

Best time of year

December, January, February


Trail Access

Road, bus or train to Mandurah

Prohibited Items

No pets permitted
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2 trail goers have rated Mariner’s Cove Trail, Creery Wetlands, Mandurah as 4.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Astri Puspitasari

Reviewed 26 Sep 2021, 8:36pm

Started my walk at 8am on Sunday from the nearby Cafe (plenty of parking spots) and didn't expect to meet so many groups of kangaroos there. Best to start from gate under the wooden tower for bird watching then take the boardwalk first. After that do the walk trail (loop) and pay attention to the bushes for kangaroos & birds while they are enjoying their meals. Easy walk for kids.
América León

Reviewed 23 Feb 2016, 1:42pm

short and easy walk, with a beautiful view of the lake for sunset ... perfect place for bird watchers.

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