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Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve

Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve boasts unspoilt coastal scenery and offers a wildly beautiful haven for some of the State’s most threatened animals.

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  • Park Entry Fees:Yes
  • Feature:Toilet,Visitor Centre,Info Shelter,Barbecue,Boat Ramp,Lookout / Deck
  • Activity:Bush Walking,Diving,Fishing,Swimming,Canoeing / Kayaking

Description

Only 35km east of Albany, the reserve is perhaps most important for being home to the critically endangered Gilbert’s potoroo and the endangered noisy scrub-bird, both of which were presumed extinct until being rediscovered at Two Peoples Bay.

Discover Two Peoples Bay

An excellent visitor centre at Two Peoples Bay has lots of information about local history, wildlife and important recovery programs for threatened species. Over summer months, the centre is usually open from 10:00am-4:00pm. During other months the centre is open when staff are present, however when closed the colourful displays can still be viewed from outside. A picnic area and gas barbecues are nearby. No camping and no drinking water available in the reserve.

Explore Two Peoples Bay

One of the best ways to enjoy the scenic beauty and wildlife of Two Peoples bay is to walk along the Heritage Trail. The walk starts at the rear of the visitor centre and winds through peppermint woodland then loops back along the beach (Distance 4.6km, allow 2 hours return, Class 4 Moderately difficult). Stand or sit quietly on the trail and you may hear the territorial song of a male noisy scrub-bird, especially during their mating season (May-September). Lookouts on the trail provide views across the sheltered bay. A 5km return spur from this loop leads to picturesque Little Beach. Allow 4 hours. Class 3 Moderately easy.

Alternatively you can drive from the visitor centre to Little Beach. Those with four-wheel drive vehicles can also set out on Sinker Reef Track to Sinker Reef Beach to enjoy magnificent coastal views.

Your safety

It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends.

It is really important to plan when to visit. For your safety we have provided safety information about swimming, bushwalking, fishing, diving, paddling and kayaking. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!

Coastal risks are significant in this area. Always be aware of your surroundings and heed visitor risk warning signs. Hazard warning signs are placed there for your protection and safety.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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Two Peoples Bay
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