Big Swamp Walk
  • Length: 2.5km

  • Duration: 0.75hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Prince Philip Drive, South Bunbury

  • End: Prince Philip Drive, South Bunbury

  • Location: Bunbury

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  • Distance from CBD: 172km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.342656

  • Longitude: 115.631977

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Big Swamp Walk is a 2.5km, grade 1 circuit hike, located in Bunbury, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.75hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This 2.5km easy walk meanders around the Big Swamp, a conservation wetland, located one kilometre south of the Bunbury city centre. It is family friendly and suitable for walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs and gophers. A few Boardwalks add extra interest and access to the centre of the lake.

The Big Swamp Walk is home to over 60 species of Birdlife, including the Australasian grebe, white-faced heron, dusky moorhen and purple swamphen.The wetland is a popular place for Bird enthusiasts. The path has a number of lookouts including a wooden Boardwalk through paperbarks and a Bird hide in the middle of the wetland - which is an excellent place to observed native Birds in their natural environment.  

About the region

Bunbury is a port city in Western Australia, south of Perth. It's known for wild bottlenose dolphins that often swim close to the beach at Koombana Bay. Nearby is the Dolphin Discovery Centre and the Leschenault Inlet, with calm waters and parkland rich with mangroves and birdlife. Bunbury’s western coastline spans popular Back Beach and Wyalup-Rocky Point, with its basalt rock formations.


Start Point: Prince Philip Drive, South Bunbury, 172km (1hr 50mins) south of Perth

End Point: Prince Philip Drive, South Bunbury, 172km (1hr 50mins) south of Perth

Region: Bunbury, South West

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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