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About Lake Gwelup
The lake allows for passive recreation and there are also tennis courts and cycle paths located on the Lake Gwelup Reserve.
Enjoy a stroll on paved paths around Lake Gwelup. Walking past recreational ovals and a scenic wetland setting, the lake provides great opportunities for birdwatching. North of the lake you can continue to the border of the golf course then head back toward the lake, in spring you'll see blooming wildflowers here too.
Stop and take a moment at the Lake Gwelup boardwalk to the south of the lake where you can sit and admire all the birdlife the lake has to offer from its birdwatching platform. Also keep an eye out for rainbow bee-eaters who flock to the reserve from northern Australia and Indonesia to nest from October – December.
Be trail ready for Lake Gwelup
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful Items
Whilst dogs are permitted off-leash in the reserve they must be under control at all times and are not to swim in the lake nor approach the waterfront areas as these are important habitats for nesting birds.
The trail starts on March Street, Gwelup
The trail ends back where you started
There are toilets on the western side of the reserve near the playground.
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
This walk can be enjoyed the whole year round, but is especially beautiful in October – December.
Trail starts at the end of March St in Gwelup.
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Early morning at Lake Gwelup
Sunrise at Lake Gwelup
Boardwalk to Lookout, Lake Gwelup
Follow the boardwalk to the lookout
Dew on grass tree, Lake Gwelup
Boardwalk to lookout.
Swan on the lake.
Lake GwelupAfternoon Walk with my Dozer Dog
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