Len Howard Conservation Park Trail

1 h 30 min to 2 h
40 min to 1 h

6.2 km

↑ 28 m
↓ -28 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Dampier Ave, Erskine, this walk takes you on a circuit within Len Howard Conservation Park via the Erskine Nature Trail. Len Howard Conservation Park is a hidden gem for bird watching in Mandurah. Explore the lovely Len Howard Conservation Park along the Erskine Trail and discover Mandurah's natural heritage and the region's internationally significant Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands, including the remarkable wildlife that calls them home. Walk through diverse habitats including remnant old growth swamp paperbark and banksia coastal woodland, and travel along boardwalks meandering through a network of samphire saltmarshes. You will have lots of chances to spot some waterbirds as the trail meanders along the shoreline. There is an artificial nesting platform along the trail where you can come across breeding ospreys. Some of the birds you may see include the Chestnut Teal, Banded Stilt, Red-necked Avocet, Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, and Regent Parrot. This walk can be a great choice for families. The track has a compacted dirt surface with a gentle, mostly flat gradient and some slightly overgrown, narrow and sandy sections. The walk can be done as a shorter 1.2km circuit or extended with a walk to the beautiful Peel Inlet beach near the Mandurah Quay Resort. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-32.5714318,115.6846444)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Old Coast Road, 1
  • Turn on to Wattleglen Avenue then drive for 315 m
  • Turn right onto Silverton Crescent and drive for another 450 m
  • Turn right onto Glendart Court and drive for another 240 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the carpark off Dampier Avenue(turnoff near house no:36), pass through the bollard and head towards the circular “Nature’s Eye” shelter along the dirt path, keeping the foreshore of Collins Pool to your right. Pass by the said shelter to your right and follow the track meandering along the water to continue along Len Howard Conservation Park Trail(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
After 55 m pass the "Natures Eye Shelter" (on your right).
After another 620 m turn right, to head along Erskine Walk Trail.
After another 190 m pass a seat (6 m on your left).
After another 720 m pass a seat (8 m on your left).
After another 9 m continue straight, to head along Erskine Walk Trail.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Erskine Walk Trail.
After another 530 m pass a seat (10 m on your left).
After another 195 m cross the bridge (about 90 m long)
After another 50 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 250 m pass the "Erskine Walk Trail (Start)".
After another 280 m pass the "Waterside Restaurant" (260 m on your left).
This restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

Mo-Th 09:00-16:00
Fr 09:00-17:00
Su 08:30-16:00
Sa 08:30-17:00
Turn around.
After another 1.4 km continue straight, to head along Erskine Walk Trail.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Erskine Walk Trail.
After another 920 m continue straight, to head along Erskine Walk Trail.
After another 165 m pass a seat (6 m on your right).
After another 315 m turn left.
After another 10 m pass the toilet (on your right). This toilet is male and female.
After another 30 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Len Howard Conservation Park Trail

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 55 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 6.2 km from the start.

Seat: There are 5 on route, on average they are 1 km apart with the largest gap of 3.2 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
55 mNatures Eye Shelter
860 m[seat]
1.6 km[seat]
2.3 km[seat]
2.6 km[seat]
5.8 km[seat]
6.2 km[toilet]
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