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WELCOME TO HERDSMAN LAKE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Nature Based Experiences for Everyone!

Discover a beautiful wetland just minutes from Perth city and meet the wildlife that call it home. The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre is a unique place for school groups, community groups and the public to reconnect with nature.

Noogenboro (Herdsman Lake) is located within Mooro Nyoongar Boodja – Mooro people’s land, which is part of the greater Wadjak Nyoongar area. We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land. We also recognise the unique connection between the Nyoongar people and Country, their valued contribution to local community and cultural life, and their relationship with Noogenboro.

The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre is operated by WA Gould League, a local not-for-profit organisation. All proceeds contribute to ongoing environmental education for all.

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday 9 AM - 12 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 12 PM   &    3 - 5 PM  (School Term) 
Thursday 9 AM - 12 PM
Friday 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM

(Closed on public holidays)

Experience Nature Walks, Animal Feeding, Keeper Talks, Nature Art, Orienteering,  Twitchers Coffee Window, Gift Shop and more!

 

NEW OPENING HOURS!

$5 General Entry
FREE for Friends of WA Gould League and Event Participants

Immerse yourself in the local natural environment. Enjoy a coffee from Twitchers coffee window, browse the gift shop, find out about upcoming events, learn more about wildlife from native animal exhibits and explore the wetland boardwalk. WA Gould League Admission fees support environmental education initiatives. Suitable for all ages.

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UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

  • Making Connections Playgroup (Monday)
    Making Connections Playgroup (Monday)
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 24 June
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    24 June 2024, 9:30 am – 11:15 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    24 June 2024, 9:30 am – 11:15 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us to explore a collection of thoughtfully designed play experiences that promote  natural discovery, curiosity, skill building and playfulness.  Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years. This ticket is for one Monday session.
  • Nature Playgroup (Thursday)
    Nature Playgroup (Thursday)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 27 June
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    27 June 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    27 June 2024, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our guided weekly playgroup for adventures in nature that will foster your little one's learning, creativity and imagination! Suitable for children ages 2-5.
  • Reptile Encounter - Perth Reptile Company
    Reptile Encounter - Perth Reptile Company
    Membership Offer
    Wed, 03 July
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    03 July 2024, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    03 July 2024, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Learn all about WA reptiles (including their Noongar and AUSLAN names, biology, role in the ecosystem, comparisons between species and snake bite first aid) in this 1hr interactive workshop with the Perth Reptile Company.
  • Play with Polymer Clay - Ages 8yrs+
    Play with Polymer Clay - Ages 8yrs+
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 06 July
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    06 July 2024, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    06 July 2024, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Design and create your own pair of Australian-themed polymer clay earrings, keychain or small figurine. Walk away knowing your accessories are unique! **Please note that this is NOT a drop-off program, and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult**
  • July Family Nature Day
    July Family Nature Day
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 07 July
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    07 July 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    07 July 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Reconnect with nature in the company of family and friends at our Family Nature Day event!
  • Nature Crafternoon - In the Morning!
    Nature Crafternoon - In the Morning!
    Membership Offer
    Wed, 10 July
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    10 July 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    10 July 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Dive into a fun and super affordable morning of nature craft stations, where kids can play and experiment with wool, sticks, feathers, beads, leaves, seeds and pods.
  • Messy Sensory Adventures!
    Messy Sensory Adventures!
    Membership Offer
    Fri, 12 July
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    12 July 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    12 July 2024, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    * Back by popular demand!* Come and get delightfully dirty in a sensory play adventure with mud, slime, water, oobleck, volcanoes & more!!
  • Making Connections Playgroup Term 2 Pass
    Making Connections Playgroup Term 2 Pass
    Term 2 - Mondays 9:30-11.15am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Term 2 - Mondays 9:30-11.15am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Term 2 - Mondays 9:30-11.15am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us to explore a collection of thoughtfully designed play experiences that promote  natural discovery, curiosity, skill building and playfulness. Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years.  This ticket is for one session per week - Mondays during Term 2.
  • Nature Playgroup Term 2 Pass
    Nature Playgroup Term 2 Pass
    Thursdays 9.30 - 11.00am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Thursdays 9.30 - 11.00am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Thursdays 9.30 - 11.00am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our weekly playgroup for educational adventures in nature that will inspire your little one's creativity, learning and imagination! Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years. This ticket is for a discounted term pass for a nine week program.
  • Tree Planting Opportunities for Schools
    Tree Planting Opportunities for Schools
    Expressions of Interest
    Location is TBD
    Expressions of Interest
    Location is TBD
    Expressions of Interest
    Location is TBD
    Register an 'expression of interest' for your school to be involved in upcoming tree planting opportunities in your local area.
  • Tadpole Exchange Program - Tadpoles Wanted!
    Tadpole Exchange Program - Tadpoles Wanted!
    Email: admin@wagouldleague.com.au
    Wembley
    Email: admin@wagouldleague.com.au
    Wembley, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Email: admin@wagouldleague.com.au
    Wembley, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Just built a new frog pond and amazing frog friendly backyard, but no frogs have come to the party yet? No problem! The Tadpole Exchange Program is here to help you.
  • Wildlife Wednesdays
    Wildlife Wednesdays
    Open to the public 3pm-5pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Open to the public 3pm-5pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Open to the public 3pm-5pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Would you like to spend Wednesday afternoons in a beautiful natural environment? Wildlife Wednesdays is now open to everyone for only $5 per person. Enjoy learning about wetland ecology through a variety of self-directed activities.
  • School and Group Excursions
    School and Group Excursions
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    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
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    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Book Now
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    We are now open for school/group bookings. Suitable for all year levels, choose from our variety of Environmental Science activities or Aboriginal cultural experiences. Please note, not a ticketed event, please contact us for availability.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to nurturing a passion for nature through education, innovation and communication.

The generous support of Lotterywest has enabled us to create a new, state-of-the-art Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits and displays focusing on the incredible diversity and uniqueness of Herdsman Lake.  We are seeking sponsors and support with funding to continue operation. Supporting the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre will ensure that future generations of Western Australians will be able to enjoy this idyllic location, learn about nature and develop a passion for the environment. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Please click here to see how you can help

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If you've found sick or injured wildlife, call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055 or WA Seabird Rescue on (08) 6102 8464 or click on the links below for more information. To contribute to turtle citizen science, register nests and nest protection information, click on the link below or download the TurtleSAT app.

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