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About Samphire Cove Trail, Creery Wetlands, Mandurah
The Samphire Cove Trail takes you through the gated nature reserve, and continues on to a long boardwalk over the wetlands, with a viewing platform and information panels at the end. It is not only an excellent spot for bird watching, but also a great way to see some of the magnificent canal homes in Mandurah.
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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What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
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 & WarningsBeware of snakes in summer - December to February.
FacilitiesThe boardwalk is very narrow. Wheelchairs do fit.
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- Access without assistance for the Disabled
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Sheltered Area
- View Platform
Best time of year
December, January, February
Drive, bus or train to Mandurah
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Samphire Cove TrailWalking the trail
Samphire Cove TrailGated and fenced area
Samphire cove Trail MandurahThe boardwalk at Samphire Cove
Samphire Cove TrailBird hide at Samphire Cove
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