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Lake Gwelup is a beautiful spot to explore any time of the year, however, recently the nature walk has come to life. Follow the trail and discover the benefits of trees, solve a puzzle and meet an Eco Faerie or two!

Before heading to the lake, download your map here. The trail starts at the Scout Hall, located near Huntress Road. The path is clearly marked, so grab your scooters, bikes and set off on an adventure.

Use the Tree Trail map to find 25 locations along the trail. At each location, you will find a sign which tells you all about special species that live in that location. Lift the tab on the sign to reveal a hidden letter and fill it in on your map. Mark down all the letters and solve the hidden message.

You don't have to go too far to find an Eco Faerie on the path. Sit down, have a chat and make a nature creature out of clay, nuts, shells and other goodies. The Eco Faeries are there each weekday between 9.30am - 11.30am.

The trail is 2.5km long and it is perfect for children aged 4-11 years old. Along the way, you can also post a letter at the message tree. Let the trees know what you are thankful for. My daughter thanked them for making paper! I think the trees were hoping for a message along the lines of thank you for the oxygen we breathe or for giving us shade. Mind you, she did have a point!

Once you have finished the trail and returned home, be sure to enter the Secret Message on the website. The first 1,500 correct entries receive a plantable prize!

It is a great way to get the children moving and outdoors in nature. Download your map and hit the Tree Trail today!
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Why? Nature Trail
When: Weekdays
Where: Lake Gwelup
Cost: Free
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Can we get there on weekend?
by Hoang (score: 0|2) 846 days ago
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