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Samphire Cove Trail, Creery Wetlands, Mandurah

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

Samphire Cove Trail is a 1.5 kilometre easy walk through the fascinating environment fringing the Peel Inlet, near Mandurah. This is a special place for bird watchers. There is a boardwalk over the wetlands to conserve the delicate vegetation.

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Bird hide to view migratory birds

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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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(08) 9550 3999

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Time / Duration

30 minutes


1.5km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Samphire Cove

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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.


The 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


Trail Access

Drive, bus or train to Mandurah

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1 trail goers have rated Samphire Cove Trail, Creery Wetlands, Mandurah as 4 out of 5!

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Reviewed 26 Jun 2022, 8:01pm

Great trail to be on! Easy access and great conservation effort. There is a narrow boardwalk where pelicans rest in the evenings, so they were amazing to watch. Don't forget that the best time for this trail would be October to March given bird migration!

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