Lakeside Loop, Yalgorup NP, Mandurah


An easy five kilometre loop walk running parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Clifton. The vegetation consists of paperbarks, melaleucas, peppermints and tuarts. Thrombolites can be seen at the start of the walk.

Interpretive sign at start of walk

Interpretive sign at start of walk

Photo Credit: Pam Riordan

About the Trail

An easy walk beside Lake Clifton in Yalgorup National Park. This National Park consists of ten lakes with Lake Clifton containing the largest known community of living thrombolites in the southern hemisphere. . These rock-like structures are built by micro-organisms and are living communities of diverse inhabitants which represent the earliest forms of life on earth, producing oxygen which enabled other life forms to develop.

From the information shelter at the start of the walk there is a short walk to the boardwalk from where the thrombolites can be best viewed. The walk trail has interpretive signage as well as trail markers.

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