Leschenault

Leschenault

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Located immediately north of Australind, on the banks of the Leschenault Estuary (Derpal Elaap) and untouched beaches, there is no better place than Leschenault for water lovers and bird watchers.

The Estuary was formed more than 8,000 years ago. The Elaap are Wardandi Noongar people who lived around the Leschenault Inlet and Estuary.

Established in 1840 and steeped in history, Leschenault and Australind is one of the earliest Western Australian settlements and farming districts. Today, with the subdivision of farms, it is a popular place for horse lovers too.

Must Dos in Leschenault

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    Spend the Day With Dolphins

    Three Water Cruises specialise in dolphin and wildlife tours in the Leschenault Estuary, Collie River and Koombana Bay. Their five-star vessel Elandra explores many hidden secret spots, which other vessels cannot reach. The Dolphin Discovery Centre also offers tours that venture to the Leschenault Peninsula and The Cut.

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    Bike or Walk the Eaton – Australind Historic Walk Trail

    The Eaton – Australind Historic Trail is a dual-use (walk and cycle) path that follows the Leschenault Estuary foreshore between Eaton and Leschenault. The Estuary abounds with wildlife including more than 50 species of waterbirds, three large colonies of Western Australian Black Swans, and pods of dolphins. Whilst the hinterland is perfect for kangaroo spotting.

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    Catch a Blue Manna Crab

    If you like catching your food, over summer, beautiful Blue Swimmer crabs are easily scooped up into a net in the Leschenault Estuary. The Estuary is nearly 14kms in length. Blue Swimmer, or as locals call them, Blue Manna crabs can grow up to have a carapace up to 25cm wide and a claw span up to 80cm. (Note: fishing regulations apply). Once cooked, savour with a glass of local Harvey Region wine.

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    Hit the Beach

    Within a five to ten-minute drive you will reach some of the most beautiful, untouched beaches in Western Australia, including Belvidere, Buffalo and The Cut. Locals love this place for fishing, beach 4WD (please stay out of the dunes) and snorkelling.

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    Hike the Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park

    The Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park is minutes from Australind, yet feels like you are miles from civilisation. For hikers it offers the accessible John Boyle O’Reilly Wetland Trail (1km boardwalk), the Belvidere Interpretive Walk (1.5kms) or the challenging 9km Harris Track which extends from Belvidere to The Cut.

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    Take a Play at Fees Field

    If you have kids and the dog in tow, make sure you stop at Fees Field. Overlooking the Leschenault Estuary with a playground, dog exercise area, toilets and picnic facilities, it’s the perfect place for a rest stop. Local Tip: Before you arrive, pick up a mouth-watering feed from Australind Fish and Chips.

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