The spectacular sites
The Beeliar Wetlands lie along the swales of the coastal dunes between the Swan River in the north and Kwinana in the south. There are more than 20 different reserves that make up the Beeliar Regional Park, each with their own unique fingerprint.
Some of them, like Manning Lake and Bibra Lake, are popular recreational sites, while others, like Thomsons Lake and the Spectacles, are important wildlife refuges. Together, the Beeliar wetlands are home to many species of wildlife including rare flora and fauna and threatened ecological communities.
All of these wetlands are of significance to the local Whadjuk Noongar community who share deep cultural and spiritual ties with the land. They also share custodianship, having managed as well as utilised these wetlands for many thousands of years.
General advice for walkers
- Always take water and a mobile phone with you on your walks.
- Stay on the trail at all times and follow the trail markers.
- Do not walk through long grass or rushes as snakes are often found there.
- If you see a fire, please report it immediately to DFES (000 or 132500).
- Do not pick wildflowers. It is an offence for which large fines apply.
- Do not leave litter behind and use rubbish bins available at the facility.
- Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash at all times.
- Please do not feed the birds and animals as bread/biscuits will make them sick.