About this park
Wouldn’t it be fun to explore a place where the estuary meets the ocean?
The Leschenault Peninsula is in Australind, close to Bunbury. This thin strip of land separates the mouth of the Collie River and the Indian Ocean. It’s a scenic haven for wildlife on both sides.
Stroll along the sandy beach. It seems to go on forever. In the water there’s a whole lot of ocean to discover. Swimming and snorkelling are popular activities. Fishing fans will find excellent spots to cast a line from the beach. Cook up your catch on the provided barbeques. ‘Voila’, lunch is served.
Behind the dunes the landscape transforms into a tuart and peppermint woodland. Take a bushwalk or cycle. Can you spot a brushtail or ringtail possum? Unlikely, but you never know. Both these shy, nocturnal creatures call the park home. You’ll definitely see birds though. Birdwatchers will love the Peninsula. Over 60 species of birds have been recorded between the beach and woodland. Don’t forget your binoculars!
The park has year-round interest. Summer is best for ocean activities and in spring the park’s wildflowers are at their best.
Camping is available at the Belvidere Campground.
We think you’ll enjoy the two faces of Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park. Which side will you check out first?
Review – Beautiful nature just outside Australind
This is a fabulous place, with views of the Leschenault Estuary on one side, and ocean beached on the other side. AlbanyRick – Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, paddling, kayaking and snorkelling. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
- carry all supplies and water.
- the use of unlicensed off-road motorbikes or vehicles within Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park is strictly forbidden.
- mosquito repellent is a must when visiting the Peninsula.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Wiilman people as the traditional owners of Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park.