Maidens Reserve

Maidens Reserve, Bunbury: Address, Phone Number, Maidens Reserve Review: 4/5

Maidens Reserve
This nature reserve caters to nature lovers and casual hikers, offering a variety of walk trails, including sandy trails overlooking the beach, and hills of native bushland. There's also a superb lookout overlooking the entire area. BBQs, toilets, and a playground are located beside the reserve's carpark.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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1 review
Very good

Albany, Australia1,976 contributions
Nice walks in nature close to the ocean
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is a surprisingly big reserve with lots of walks, and I enjoyed coming here on a sunny day.

There's parking in a couple of spots, one being on Ocean Drive, where there's also toilets, BBQs, and a small playground. There's a couple of trailheads here, including to the a lookout, which has great 360 degree views over the entire area. Someone told me that this is actually the highest viewpoint in all Bunbury, and it's worth the climb.

Another access point is Mindalong Beach, where there's another parking area, although I came through there on my mountain bike. I wouldn't recommend these trails for biking though. In lots of places the sand is too soft for riding. And there's a lot of very steep hills, so I found myself doing a lot of walking.

The trails are nice for walking though, and there's some good variety of terrain, with some stretches closer to the beach, and others through bush. I'd watch for snakes in the summer, but the trail itself is very wide, and is a natural trail mostly consisting of white limestone or sand. Just be prepared for some very steep ups and downs, because there are a lot of hills.

To do a circular loop requires allowing quite a large amount of time. If I was a visitor to the area, I'd probably just park at the main entry point at Ocean Drive and climb up to the lookout, which is well worthwhile, and you can be up and back in around 20-30 minutes. The rest of the trails are probably more suited just for locals wanting a nice bush walk.
Written March 28, 2019
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