The Mangrove Walk is a circuit around the Leschenalut Inlet waterway in East Bunbury. This waterway contains an ancient mangrove community which represents the southernmost occurrence of the white mangrove in Western Australia. This walk is a circuit around the Leschenault Inlet and passes through a stand of peaceful white mangroves.
Informative signage is located throughout the walk.
Start: Mangrove Cove off Koombana Drive or Queens
Gardens off Austral Parade
Length: 5.3km / Surface: Boardwalk and bitumen
As the white mangrove usually occurs north of Shark Bay, 800 kilometres north of Bunbury, this community is considered unusual in its isolation and is a conservation priority. The Leschenault estuarine system is internationally significant with a high diversity of microfauna, surrounding vegetation in good condition and large numbers of migratory waterbirds protected under international agreements.