Regular visitors to the estuary
Bush mercurochrome - just add water
Signs of life
The Collie River and Bunbury Estuary are places of great cultural significance for the local Noongar people, both as a plentiful source of bushfood and traditional medicines, and as a spiritual place central to many
The Ngalang Wongi Estuary Walkabout Tour takes you on a fun and informative walking journey along the mangroves surrounding the inlet and back along the beach at Koombana Bay. Along the way Troy shares ancient stories about the spirit serpent that inhabits these waterways and relives memories of growing up in the region. Learn how to make weaving twine from river bulrushes, bush mercurochrome from tree sap and how to locate
traditional bush foods.
The tour culminates at the front of the Dolphin Discovery Centre where the bay has a resident population of around 100 bottlenose dolphins. The region is home to seabirds, goannas and numerous marine animals. If you know where to look, there are signs of life all around.