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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.

 

Open Saturdays 9am-2pm
Experience Nature Walks, Animal Feeding, Keeper Talks, Nature Art, Orienteering,  Twitchers Coffee Window, Gift Shop and more!

$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. Admission fees support environmental education initiatives. Suitable for all ages.

 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and contact registration required at this venue.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

  • Wildlife Wednesdays
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 18 May
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    18 May, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AWST
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us Wednesday afternoons for nature-rich STEM experiences at Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre. Learn about local wildlife and wetland ecology. Suitable for 5-14 yrs.
  • Nature Playgroup (Thursdays)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 19 May
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    19 May, 9:30 am – 11:00 am AWST
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our weekly playgroup for some educational adventures in nature that will foster your little one's creativity and imagination! Suitable for ages 2-5.
  • Nature Playgroup (Tuesday)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 24 May
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    24 May, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre , Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our weekly playgroup for some educational adventures in nature that will foster your little one's creativity and imagination! Suitable for ages 2-5.
  • Makuru Cultural Sound Healing Session
    Fri, 27 May
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    27 May, 6:30 pm
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Olman Walley (Boorloo Aboriginal Cultural Experiences) & Julian Silburn (Sound Alchemy) are set to join forces at the spectacular Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre to perform a series of sound healing sessions like no other!
  • Monthly Morning Birdwalk (19 June)
    Sun, 19 June
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    19 June, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us for a walk around parts of picturesque Herdsman Lake guided by experts from Birdlife Australia.
  • Australian Science Communicators Conference - Communicate to Inspire
    24 June, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm AWST
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
  • Nature Playgroup Term 2 Pass (Tue or Thur)
    Term 2
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Term 2
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join our weekly playgroup for some educational adventures in nature that will foster your little one's creativity and imagination! Suitable for ages 2-5. This ticket is for one session per week (Tuesdays or Thursdays) during Term 2.
  • Wildlife Wednesdays Term 2 Pass
    Every Wednesday (School Term)
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    Every Wednesday (School Term)
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia
    Join us Wednesday afternoons for nature-rich STEM experiences at Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre. Work with local scientists, learn about local wildlife and the world. Suitable for 5-14 yrs.
  • School and Group Excursions
    Book Now
    Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre
    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.
  • Tadpole Exchange Program - Tadpoles Wanted!
    Email: admin@wagoudlleague.com.au
    Wembley
    Email: admin@wagoudlleague.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.
 
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NATURE PLAY GROUPS

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAYS
(5-14yrs from 3.30pm-5pm)

SCHOOL VISITS

 
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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 make a donation

 

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