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Lake Joondalup Circuit

  • Half day
  • 16 km

Walk or cycle around Lake Joondalup and enjoy the beauty of Perth’s metropolitan bushland in Yellagonga Regional Park.

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Trail Start

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Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup, 28kms (half an hour) north of Perth.

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Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup

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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.

Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

Other Links

  • Friends of Yellagonga

    The Friends of Yellagonga are a group of local enthusiastic conservation volunteers who desire to protect and restore the bio-diversity of this regional park for current and future generations to enjoy.

  • Experience Perth

    Comprehensive information on the Perth region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.


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Time / Duration

4 hours plus

Length

16km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup, 28kms (half an hour) north of Perth.

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Trail End

Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup

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Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area

Best time of year

This walk can be enjoyed the whole year round

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Trail Access

Road and public transport.

Prohibited Items

Please keeps dogs on a lead
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8 trail goers have rated Lake Joondalup Circuit as 4.5 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.

Nicole Murray

Reviewed 10 May 2021, 9:11am

This was a really lovely walk. Well maintained trail and not too many people.
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

Reviewed 9 Apr 2019, 9:11am

Overall, great loop. The West side is amazing, with a nice track and beautiful views of the lake! The East side is being worked on, so the construction/fences were a bit of a nuisance, but it will be lovely when they are done. The North end of the loop is awful and confusing. We honestly thought we were lost when we started past the mini golf and onto Wanneroo Road - its silly that this stretch is included in this nature walk. The South end, particularly behind the Baptist Church, just seems wrong and confusing.
ty ler

Reviewed 27 Jul 2018, 10:23am

it was a phat trek with the bois. Feels easier than 16km
David Davies

Reviewed 29 Dec 2017, 6:14pm

Great loop
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

Reviewed 30 Sep 2017, 10:01pm

I really enjoy this walk. Long but manageable even for a beginner. It takes about 3 hours to do the loop.
Jemma Wuthenow

Reviewed 3 Sep 2017, 2:23pm

We were mum and kids, 6 and 8, cycling. Was a bit long but they managed and were rewarded on the way home for good effort.
Beautiful scenery: scents, sights andsounds. Ducklings were a highlight.
Brad Marsh

Reviewed 5 Jun 2017, 7:18pm

Family of five. Loved it. Stopped at all the playgrounds. Was busy but fun.
Susie Bell-Bourne

Reviewed 4 Dec 2015, 4:25pm

Beautiful scenery and easy bike paths.....even saw some kangaroos

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