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Lake Gwelup

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by Harry F (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth. I enjoy gardening and films. I have appeared in several local short films.
Published June 9th 2013
Enjoy a stroll while viewing birdlife in a natural setting
Lake Gwelup is a seasonal lake located in the northern suburbs. The name Gwelup is Aboriginal meaning "to shift position".



This is one of the few areas left in Perth, that still has intact bushland around it. A large number of birds and frogs and reptiles live here.

The Rainbow Bee-eater bird visits here also. While most of the 75 hectare reserve preserves the remnant bushland, passive recreation is encouraged .

This is a great spot for wildlife photography or just enjoying a stroll or cycle around the lake. There are paved and unpaved paths around the lake.



A viewing platform and boardwalk is on the southern side, allowing you to get closer to the wildlife.

A volunteer conservation group, Friends of Lake Gwelup works closely with the City of Stirling council and local residents to help rehabilitate the area.



A wooden bridge on the northern side of the reserve allows you to cross over the drainage depression.

Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a leash.
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Why? To enjoy a walk and view wildlife
When: Anytime
Where: Lake Gwelup
Cost: Free
Your Comment
It's nice in a city for the wildlife to have a few places to go - and those who appreciate it ;)
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2329 days ago
My name is Peter and walk around lake Gwelup most days of the week. I always carry a disposable bag with me, which is usually full of litter by the end of my walk. If there are any like minded people out there interested in forming a small group to keep the reserve clean you can contact me on 0416525734. Merry Xmas 2014......
by skira (score: 0|2) 1803 days ago
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