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About Lake Joondalup Circuit
The 16km Lake Joondalup Curcuit is a well developed family friendly path around Lake Joondalup in Yellagonga Regional Park’s north. Lake Joondalup is a nature reserve and has a lot of wildlife including turtles, ducks and many other birds. Most of the banks are either swampland or reeds.
The path is a shared path for walkers and cyclists. Start at Neil Hawkins Park and walk/cycle in clockwise direction onto the shared path next to the jetty (great place to observe long-necked freshwater turtles).
Make your way around the lake and enjoy the magnificent flora and fauna. Wildlife to be observed include tiger snakes and dugites, kangaroos, fresh water turtles, as well as numerous waterfowl. The loop also takes in children’s playgrounds, the local golf course, a boardwalk and observation tower, as well as the historic site of Neil Hawkins Park and panoramic lake views. Have a rest at one of the great picnic spots and lookouts or let your children have a play at the playground.
Yellagonga Regional Park is easily accessible by walking, cycling, car, or public transport. It is an easy 30 minutes from the Perth CBD by car and serviced by five train stations on the Joondalup line; Greenwood, Edgewater, Currambine, Joondalup and Whitfords.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
4 hours plus
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).
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Dog Friendly
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
This walk can be enjoyed the whole year round
Road and public transport.
Prohibited ItemsPlease keeps dogs on a lead
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10 trail goers have rated Lake Joondalup Circuit as 4.2 out of 5!
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Christine Martin rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 3 out of 5
The northern and eastern sections of the trail were very disappointing due to many kms of walking beside roads with no shade and usually quite some distance away from the Lake. We were somewhat cheered though to see several Rainbow Bee-eaters.
Although the southern part of the trail skirts another busy road we were close to the water and noticed several Grebes nesting on floating platforms of water weeds and watched while one got up and turned her eggs.
The western side of the lake is by far the most enjoyable because we were walking through bush quite close to lake. All in all, we mostly enjoyed this trail and were pleased for the experience.
Nicole Murray rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 4 out of 5
The north part is very confusing - I thought I'd come off the trail when I was walking along very busy roads for a long time. This is the only part of the trail that doesn't really work - though did take the opportunity to have a short break at the cafe instead of walking past...
Sada Spaidal rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 4 out of 5
ty ler rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 5 out of 5
David Davies rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 4 out of 5
The only let down was a small part when you had to ride alongside Wanneroo road and Joondalup drive, come on city of Joondalup let's finish the final North part of the ride around the lake.
Irina Guidara rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 4 out of 5
Jemma Wuthenow rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 5 out of 5
Beautiful scenery: scents, sights andsounds. Ducklings were a highlight.
Brad Marsh rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 5 out of 5
Susie Bell-Bourne rated Lake Joondalup Circuit a 5 out of 5
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Ducks on Lake JoondalupDucks on Lake Joondalup
Neil Hawkins Park, Lake JoondalupNeil Hawkins Park, Joondalup
Lookout in Studmaster Park, YellagongaLookout in Studmaster Park, Yellagonga Regional Park
Neil Hawkins JettyNeil Hawkins Park Jetty - Start and Endpoint of the Joondalup Lake Curcuit
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