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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 2.5km stroll on paved paths around Lake Gwelup. Walking past recreational ovals and a scenic wetland setting, the lake provides great opportunities for birdwatching.
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.
Enjoy an additional 1.4km walk through native bushland to the north of the reserve where in spring, blooming wildflowers provide a big splash of colour.
Be trail ready for Lake Gwelup
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
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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).
The trail starts on March Street, Gwelup
The trail ends back where you started
- Bicycle Path
- Car Park
- Child Activities
Best time of year
This walk can be enjoyed the whole year round, but is especially beautiful in October – December.
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