Lake Joondalup Circuit
17.4 km circuit
3 h 30 min to 5 h
Lake Joondalup Circuit
17.4 km
Circuit

Walk
3 h 30 min to 5 h

Cycle

Mtb

Run
1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

Wheelchair
3 h 45 min to 5 h 15 min

Starting from the Neil Hawkins Park Carpark on Boas Avenue, Joondalup, this walk takes you on a circuit around Lake Joondalup. Lake Joondalup is Perth's largest freshwater lake and is part of Yellagonga Regional Park. The Lake Joondalup Circuit is a well-developed family-friendly path starting from the historic site of Neil Hawkins Park, situated only a short stroll away from the Joondalup City Centre. The well-maintained park has public toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and a children's play area. It is a lovely spot for a family picnic or barbecue. You can come across kangaroos and long-necked turtles along with some rare bird species whilst pivoting around the lake. The loop also takes in children's playgrounds, picnic spots, the local golf course, a boardwalk and an observation tower. Lake views from Neil Hawkins Park are stunning, but for most of the way the lake is hidden by overgrown trees and vegetation. The western side of the lake is the most scenic as the path is within natural settings, unlike the suburban roads and grassy parkland on the eastern side. The flat shared-use path is popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists, with a hard surface throughout the entire loop. Keep an eye out for snakes along the section between Scenic Drive Park, Rotary Park and Lake Joondalup Park, where there are multiple snake warning signs. This could be a difficult walk in the summer months as there is not a lot of shade available. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Pets
Views

Environment
Natural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Bus
Car
Train

Points of Interest
Donnelly Park
Lake Joondalup Viewing Platform
Leapfrogs Cafe
Neil Hawkins Park
Neville Park
Opportunity Playspace
Pezaj Park
Picnic Cove Park

Places & Areas
Australia
Western Australia
City Of Wanneroo
City of Wanneroo
City of Joondalup
City Of Joondalup
Wanneroo
Joondalup
Edgewater
Australia/Perth Time Zone
Yellagonga Regional Park
Lake Joondalup Park
Scenic Park
Banyandah Park
Unnamed WA43290 Conservation Park
Donnelly Park
Neil Hawkins Park
Picnic Cove Park
Studmaster Park
Unnamed WA21176 5(1)(h) Reserve
Lake Joondalup Nature Reserve
Opportunity Playspace