Preston Beach Kangaroos
Preston Beach is a small town just over an hours drive south of Perth, a minute south of where the Forrest Highway merges with the Old Coast Road. The town is situated in the Peel Region of WA between Mandurah to the north and Bunbury to the south, in the Yalgorup National Park. It is a delightful town with basic amenities, and the recently developed Footprints Resort of beach shacks and townhouses is a wonderful place to stay with a pool, cafe, and games room – great for children. A convenience store and service station can be found in the town, and the beach has toilets, showers, BBQ facilities, and a children’s play park.
There are a couple of walking paths in Preston Beach that meander through the national park and around Lake Preston, as well as along the white sandy beach and other nearby lakes.
Preston Beach is known for the town’s abundance of Western Grey Kangaroos, which is something to delight nature lovers. During the evening hours they can be seen all around, from the verges of the roadside to the sprawling golf course. There aren’t too many places around Perth where you can see so many of the creatures.
Other marsupials that can be found in the Preston Beach area include the Common Brushtail Possum and Bandicoot. Kangaroo Ticks can also be found in abundance, so be careful if you venture into the bush.