The Mandurah and Peel region offers some breathtaking scenic walking trails amongst the many forests, parks and rivers.
From coastal walks near Mandurah, to walking trails amongst the national parks and along the Murray River - the region's walking trails offer a fantastic way to view the sights and natural attractions.
Halls Head Coastal Trail
Distance: 6km | Time 2-5 hours | Difficulty: Moderate
The Halls Head Coastal Walk can be accessed from Boardwalk Blvd and skirts the Indian Ocean delivering a particularly spectacular view. There are boardwalk sections and many spots to sit and enjoy the view. Watch out for dolphins and birdlife as well! This walking trail will lead you to the mouth of the Estuary where you can keep doing all the way to the Old Mandurah Bridge. Facilities include wheelchair and pram access. Find out more.
Erskine Nature Trail
Distance: 6km return | Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy
Located at the Len Howard Conservation Reserve, access to the walk is from Mandurah Quays or from Glandart Court, Erskine. This is a great walk or bike trail that skirts the Peel Inlet so you will be surrounded by water, flora and fauna. There are little seating alcoves along the way and boardwalks over the wetlands. The walking trail passes through the magnificent Mandurah Quays Residential Resort and if you are lucky, you will be greeted by one or many of the Dolphins that feed around the area. Find out more.
Marrinup Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 1.3km | Time: 45 minutes | Difficulty: Easy
Discover the Marrinup Brook and Falls on this 1.3 km walk. Expect steps and small step sections. There are plenty of interpretive signs along the route and winter and spring is especially beautiful with flowing waterfalls and wildflowers. Facilities include carpark and fuel and shopping nearby. Find out more.
Tullis Bridge Walking Trail
Distance: 3km | Difficulty: Easy
Enjoy a walk around the old Tullis Bridge originally built in 1912 to connect Narrogin to Pinjarra. Located approximately 8km from Boddington, the bridge can be accessed via Morts Road off Farmers Avenue. The walking trail follows the Hotham River and the rail line to Tullis Bridge. Walkers will enjoy bird watching, wildflowers in season and stunning scenery. Lots of natural shady areas are available for the day tripper to stay and enjoy lunch or a snack while enjoying the natural environment of Tullis Bridge. Find out more.
Tullis Bridge Rail Trail
Distance: 8km | Difficulty: Moderate
The Tullis Bridge Rail Trail makes use of the Hotham Valley Railway Line from Boddington to Tullis Bridge. This 8km walking trail runs beside the beautiful Hotham River and through mostly flat paddocks and timber reserves. Once arriving at Tullis Bridge walkers can have a rest or continue along the 3km Tullis Bridge Trail. Find out more.
Ranford Pool Walk Trail
Distance: 2.5km | Difficulty: Easy
Starting from Lions Weir in Boddington, this walking trail follows the Hotham River to historic Ranford Pool. The first part of the walk is fully paved, wide enough for push bikes, horses, prams and wheelchairs and takes in the scenery along the river’s edge along to the Hotham Valley Bridge. Once you have passed the bridge, the path reverts to a more natural state and ends up as a narrow walking trail only. Fishing, canoeing and bird watching can be enjoyed in this part of the river. Find out more.
Kitty's Gorge Walk Trail
Distance: from 500m loop to 14km return | Difficulty: Moderate | Entry fees apply
Kitty's Gorge Walk Trail is a beautiful walk accessible from the historic town of Jarrahdale, an idea day trip from Perth. The trail follows the Serpentine River and Gooralong Brook and passes impressive granite outcrops and the Brook's many waterfalls. It has steep loose sections and uneven ground, so requires a degree of fitness and can be accessed from the carpark opposite the cemetery or in the National Park. Find out more.
Macora Walk Trail
Distance: 1.6km | Time: 40 minutes | Difficulty: Moderate
The Macora Walk Trail in the Byford Hills begins adjacent to a winter / spring creek and waterfall which has been named Marcora Falls (pronounced Marcoray). The steep slopes and divisive gullies of this area are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The granite outcrops are believed to be the oldest rock known to man, over 400 million years old. Find out more.
Serpentine Falls - The Falls Walk Trail
Distance: 400m | Difficulty: Easy
The Falls Walk Trail is a 400m walk from the Serpentine Falls carpark. The walk is basically a gravel road which is not accessible to vehicles and leads to a viewing platform for the Falls. There is also access to the Serpentine Falls from the viewing platform. The walk takes you through bush surroundings, with rocky outcrops. The carpark has toilets, barbecues, tables and shaded areas. Find out more.
Lane Poole Reserve Trails, Dwellingup
King Jarrah Track
Distance: 18km loop | Time: 5-6 hours | Difficulty: Difficult
The King Jarrah Track is an enjoyable walk trail through a mixture of jarrah and banksia dominated forest. The walk climbs quickly from the Nanga Mill campground offering good views of the valley below and then continues along the ridge - the highlight of the walk is of course the 250-year-old King Jarrah Tree. You can join the track from a number of locations on the route, and there is plenty of signage along the way. Facilities include carpark, toilets and camping areas. The track is suited to experienced walkers. Find out more.
Chuditch Walk Trail
Distance: 6-9km loop | Difficulty: Moderate
Starting at either Chuditch or Nanga Mill campgrounds, the majority of this delightful trail is on wide tracks with gentle gradients. There is one short section of narrower trail near Chuditch that has short steep sections. The walk passes mostly through Jarrah forest with impressive stands of grass trees. Observe small woodland birds such as Scarlet Robins and Red-winged Fairy Wrens amongst the understorey, or RedTailed Black Cockatoos feeding high up in the canopy. Find out more.
Island Poole Walk Trail
Distance: 2.1km | Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Moderate
This walk leads up the side of the Murray River valley and provides excellent views of the valley and the river below. The seasonal appearance of wild flowers makes this a popular trail in the Spring-time. There is a riverside picnic area and Island Pool is a popular swimming spot on warm days. Toilet facilities are available in the upper car park. Find out more.
Waroona Nature Trails
Distance: 4.5km | Time: 1-1.5 hours | Difficulty: Easy
This walk explores the many different vegetation types of Yargolup National Park. It begins at the information bay on Preston Beach Road and is well signposted and best during late winter and spring.
Lake Pollard Walk Trail
Distance: 6km | Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy
Lake Pollard is renowned for its high numbers of black swans between October and March. The walk begins at the entrance to Martins Tank campground on Preston Beach Road. The walking trail is well sign-posted and is perfect for nature enthusiasts. Find out more.
Mundlimup Timber Trails
Distance: 2.5 - 3.5km | Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy
This walking trail is situated 55km south of Perth via Jarrahdale Road and Balmoral Road and features a history of logging and silviculture, passing through a fine example of jarrah forest. Starting from the Mundimup Recreation Site, the trail crosses the bridge over the old railway formation to a small dieback-infected area. It then continues through old sawpit area, where walkers can see evidence of old logging operations. Find out more.
Jarrahdale Heritage Railway Walk Trail
Distance: 7km | Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy
The Jarrahdale Railway Heritage walk trail follows the old railway line built in 1872. Starting in Jarrahdale at Nettleton Road, it is a leisurely walk through Jarrah and Wandoo woodlands and undulating farmland. Wildflowers abound in season and the views are magnificent. Walkers are reminded to organise transport at the Pruden Road end (on the south west highway near the Alcoa Line Bridge) to return to their cars. The walk can be extended a further kilometre down the highway to the Whitby Falls Coach House.
Baldwins Bluff Nature Trail
Distance: 6km return | Difficulty: Easy
This walking trail is located in the Serpentine National Park, 50km south east of Perth. Baldwins Bluff is a large granite outcrop on a north-facing part of the Darling Scape and at 180m gives amazing views. Starting at the information board near the carpark, walkers pass through areas of redgum and wandoo forest on the ascent and the trail features a variety of plant and bird species and scenic views.
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