Only 35km east of Albany, the reserve is perhaps most important for
being home to the critically endangered Gilbert’s potoroo and the
endangered noisy scrub-bird, both of which were presumed extinct until
being rediscovered at Two Peoples Bay.
An excellent visitor centre at Two Peoples Bay has lots of
information about local history, wildlife and important recovery
programs for threatened species. Over summer months, the centre is
usually open from 10am to 4pm. During other months the centre is open
when staff are present, however when closed the colourful displays can
still be viewed from outside. A picnic area and gas barbecues are
nearby. No camping and no drinking water available in the reserve.
One of the best ways to enjoy the scenic beauty and wildlife of Two
Peoples bay is to walk along the Heritage Trail. The walk starts at the
rear of the visitor centre and winds through peppermint woodland then
loops back along the beach (Distance 4.6km, allow 2 hours return, Class
4 Moderately difficult). Stand or sit quietly on the trail and you may
hear the territorial song of a male noisy scrub-bird, especially during
their mating season (May to September). Lookouts on the trail provide
views across the sheltered bay. A 5km return spur from this loop leads
to picturesque Little Beach. Allow 4 hours. Class 3 Moderately easy.