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Lakeside Loop, Yalgorup NP, Mandurah

Bush Walk inPerth & Surrounds

Avon Valley, Yanchep, Lancelin & Cervantes, Peel, Perth Hills, Perth Metro, Rottnest, Swan Valley

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

An easy five kilometre loop walk running parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Clifton. The vegetation consists of paperbarks, melaleucas, peppermints and tuarts. Thrombolites can be seen at the start of the walk.

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Mt John Road, Yalgorup National Park, 100km (1.5 hour) south of Perth

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An easy walk beside Lake Clifton in Yalgorup National Park. This National Park consists of ten lakes with Lake Clifton containing the largest known community of living thrombolites in the southern hemisphere. . These rock-like structures are built by micro-organisms and are living communities of diverse inhabitants which represent the earliest forms of life on earth, producing oxygen which enabled other life forms to develop.

From the information shelter at the start of the walk there is a short walk to the boardwalk from where the thrombolites can be best viewed. The walk trail has interpretive signage as well as trail markers.

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Time / Duration

2 hours


5km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Mt John Road, Yalgorup National Park, 100km (1.5 hour) south of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.


There are camping facilities at nearby Martins Tank lake.
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • View Platform

Best time of year

April to November


National Park fees

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets, no fires. no swimming, boating, kayaking or fishing on the lakes.
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1 trail goers have rated Lakeside Loop, Yalgorup NP, Mandurah as 3 out of 5!

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Emily Sarah

Reviewed 18 Apr 2018, 5:50pm

Quiet and easy 5km loop. Directions on path are easy to understand it also has informative signs about the flora and fauna of the area. I went mid week so I didn't pass any other people besides a few spiders and wrens on the path. You get a view of the water as well as the many different variety of trees. Expect some sand in the shoes once you are done though! You can check out the Thrombolites too

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