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The starting point is the small carpark at the end of Orion Road on Ormsby Terrace, Silver Sands.
Getting there using public transport
The best way to get using public transport is to catch to 584 bus from Mandurah train station. Get off the bus at the bust stop just passed Gibla Street on Mandurah Terrace. Walk about 250m north along Mandurah Terrace and turn right into Orion Road. The carpark is at the end of Orion Road, about 400m.
Turn around point
The turn around point is park and small beach part of the Keith Holmes Reserve within Mandurah Ocean Marina.
Getting back to the start from the turn around point – if you don’t want to do an out-and-back walk
The best way to get back to the start using public transport is to catch the 584 bus – a 700m walk. Walk north west along the path at the edge of the grassed area part of the Reserve. After about 300m the path comes out at the end of a Cul de Sac, which is Peel Street. Head south east along Peel Street through one round about. The next round about is at Mandurah Terrace. Turn left into Mandurah Terrace and the bus stop is about 150m along.
If you want to get back to Mandurah train station, turn right at Mandurah Terrace and there is a bus 588 bus stop just 20m along.
Summary of the walk
Figure 1 below shows the route. The total one-way distance is 3.9 km, making it a 6.8 km out and back walk.
Water and toilets
Any toilet blocks are noted below in the text in italics. These are also sources of potable water. Any additional drinking water taps and showers are also noted in italics.
There’s a small toilet block at the carpark. From the carpark at the end of Orion Road head south through the carpark and along Ormsby Terrace for about 70m where Ormsby Terrace ends as a Cul de Sac. Take the path which links to another section of Ormsby Terrace which is also a Cul de Sac (Plate 1).
There are two more ‘Cul de Sacings’ of Ormsby Terrace like this. The third one (after about a kilometre from the start) comes out at a substantial park with a toilet block and other amenities, including a filtered water tap – Henson Reserve (Plate 2).
There is no coastal path from here so head to the beach and walk for about 500m and take the path away from the beach (Plate 3), and you will see the start of a formal path on your right.
Take this path for about 200m where you will come to a carpark and formal park with a toilet block. Continue along the path in front of a row of apartments, through a large carpark and then follow the path that runs along Breakwater Parade adjacent to a sea wall (Plate 4).
After about 700m the road start to bend left and ahead of you is a lookout/viewing platform (Plate 5). This will give you a view of the mouth of the Peel-Harvey Estuary (Plate 6).
NOTE: It is possible to head further south along Breakwater Parade for about 400m which will take you to the end of the peninsula. You will have to head back along Breakwater Parade as water edge on the eastern side is blocked for boat repairs and storage (Plate 7).
From the lookout head back along Breakwater Parade for about 250m until you get to the carpark. Head south through the carpark and then follow the path along the water front (Plate 8), which bends to the right, through a roundabout, along a shopping mall (Plate 9), over the footbridge (Plate 10) and you will arrive at park and beach – this is Keith Holmes Reserve and the turn around point (Plate 11).
Garry Middle, January 2018