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Lake Gwelup Lake Gwelup

Urban Walk

Cycle, Gravel, Rail Trail, Touring, Road
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.9 km

Enjoy a 3.9km stroll on paved paths around Lake Gwelup. Walking past recreational ovals and a scenic wetland setting, the lake provides great opportunities for birdwatching.

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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.

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3.9km loop

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

The trail starts on March Street, Gwelup

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Trail End

The trail ends back where you started

Difficulty Notes



There are toilets on the western side of the reserve near the playground. 

  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • 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 Access

Trail starts at the end of March St in Gwelup.

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2 trail goers have rated Lake Gwelup as 5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Angela Whitehead

Reviewed 25 Mar 2023, 8:53am

Beautiful big lake with nice easy walking path. Some limestone tracks to cut through if you want to do the shorter trail. Dog friendly. Abundance of birdlife and flora to observe.
Victoria Senethep

Reviewed 25 Sep 2022, 6:57pm

Nice walk which took about half an hour. Off leash which is nice and there’s lots of dog baggies everywhere

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