City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Parks, Wetlands and Beach Guide 

 |Banksia Eucalypt Woodland Reserve | Bibra Lake Reserve|
|Coogee Beach Reserve | CYO' Connor Reserve|
|Denis De Young Reserve | Lake Coogee Reserve|
|Manning Park- Manning Lake Reserve | Market Garden Swamps|
|Yangebup and Little Rush Lake Reserve|


Banksia Eucalypt Woodland Reserve

Situated in the suburb of Aubin Grove and recognised as a Bush Forever site and part of the Jandakot Regional Park.  This large reserve is biologically diverse exhibiting a number of native flora and fauna within the site.   Banksia Eucalypt Woodland Reserve is enjoyed by wildflower enthusiasts during spring when a amazing array of native wildflowers put on a spectacular show.

Explore the park via the walking tracks or cycle instead.

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Bibra Lake Reserve

Bibra Lake is situated north of Cockburn on Progress Drive. It is part of the Beeliar Regional Park and is also a Bush Forever site. The reserve is an important wetland and supports several migratory bird species and endangered fauna.
The lake has considerable cultural and historical importance; it is regarded as a sacred site by the indigenous community as historically Aborigines used the lake and its surrounds for camping, teaching and spiritual activities. European settlement of the lake dates back to the 1830s.The lake also boasts considerable native flora and fauna and is ideal for bird watching.

Cycle or stroll around the lake on the dual use path or one of the limestone paths that meander through the reserve.  Dogs are welcome but please keep them on the lead at all times.  There are playgrounds for children, a skate park and open grassland for a picnic or BBQ to enjoy with your family and friends.  Toilet and drinking facilities are available on site.

Also within the Reserve is the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, located on Hope road.

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Coogee Beach Reserve

Coogee Beach Reserve is situated on the coast in the suburb of Coogee and is part of Woodman Point Regional Park. Coogee Beach is historically important as it has been the focus of both Aboriginal and European heritage and history. The Coogee Beach foreshore is a popular passive and active recreation destination.
Throw a line off the jetty, snorkel around the wreck of the Omeo or  swim out to the pontoon. A great beach for swimmers, if you are lucky you might see a dolphin or the occasional sea lion that frequent the area. The reserve offers a place to dry off in the picnic and BBQ area with wide open spaces to play. This A class conservation reserve is also home to a wide range of animals and plants including some bush tucker food.  Toilet and shower facilities are available.

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CY O'Connor Reserve

CY OConnor Reserve is named after the late Charles Yelverton OConnor, famous for his work on Fremantle Harbour and the Goldfields Pipeline; with a dedicated memorial located at the beach. Enjoy a walk or cycle along the coast with great views of Cockburn Sound. 
The majority of facilities are situated at the southern end of the beach at McTaggart Cove in North Coogee. The area is ideal for not only swimming, diving and snorkeling but a BBQ or picnic too. CYO Connor has toilet facilities and an outdoor shower. Special features of the beach include a shipwreck off the coast and a designated dog beach.

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Denis De Young Reserve

Denis De Young Reserve is situated in Banjup within Jandakot Regional Park and is a recognised Bush Forever site. The biodiversity value of the reserve is amazing with over 300 species of plants, some of which are rare.  The reserve provides refuge and habitat for over 150 animal species.  It is a great place to visit all year round - especially during spring when wildflowers are abundant.
Denis de Young offers a variety of recreational uses such as walking, bird watching and wildflower spotting.  Some species of fauna you may encounter are the Southern Brown Bandicoot, Grey Kangaroo and many types of lizard.  Birds include New Holland Honeyeater, Fairy wren and the Silvereye. Dieback has been recorded in this reserve so please stay on walk paths.

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Lake Coogee Reserve

Located in the suburb of Munster, Lake Coogee is not only a popular walking destination but has significant heritage and conservation value. The lake has a cycle/walk path that extends around the lake enabling the community to view the lake and the bird life from all sides. On the western bank of the lake are ruins of an old cottage dating back to the 1850s. This area also contains remnant vegetation of Salt water paperbarks and Tuarts which provide perfect habitat for Carnbys Black Cockatoos and birds of prey.  The lake is an ideal setting for a casual stroll or for bird watching from the bird hide, offering a peaceful retreat to community.

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Manning Park- Manning Lake Reserve

Situated north of Azelia Rd at Hamilton Hill, the reserve encompasses Manning Lake and the limestone ridge to the west of the wetland and is part of the Beeliar Regional Park. The reserve boasts significant flora and fauna within the lake and its surrounding wetland areas as well as open spaces and recreation areas for which to enjoy a picnic or a walk around the lake.  The Davilak trail runs from behind the museum and across the ridge with spectacular views of Cockburn Sound and the city.  This is a limestone track and requires moderate fitness.
The reserve also contains the Alan Thomas Music Shell, a must for musical performances and the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum. Manning Park hosts a number of community events such as the Spring Fair and the City of Cockburns Annual Teddy Bears Picnic.

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Market Garden Swamps

Situated in the suburbs of Spearwood and Munster, Market Garden Swamps are made up of three adjoining swamps. These swamps are important community conservation and passive recreation areas and are part of the Beeliar Regional Park. Not only is part of the swamp system considered an indigenous heritage site, but it also boasts a number of native plants and animals such as the Western Long-necked turtle, the bandicoot and the Carnabys Black Cockatoo.
The reserve area includes picnic areas and playgrounds as well as hosting BMX facilities and a skate park. (Adjacent to IGA Spearwood)

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Yangebup and Little Rush Lake Reserve

Located in the suburb of Yangebup and part of the Beeliar Regional Park, these reserves rank highly in terms of species diversity. Significant fauna such as Bandicoots, possums, frogs, turtles, lizards and a number of bird species are prevalent in this area. Both reserves contain playgrounds. These reserves are ideal for bird watchers, walking and cycling.
A Living Stream has been established on the eastern side of the reserve to help improve water quality at the lake and provide habitat for frogs and birds.

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 Phone: 08 9411 3444

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