Lake Monger Loop

45 min to 1 h


20 min to 40 min
45 min to 1 h 15 min

3.7 km
circuit

↑ 32 m
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Smooth & flat
Starting from the car park next to the Bold Park Community School on Powis Street, Wembley, this walk takes you on a circuit around the perimeter of Lake Monger. Lake Monger Reserve is well-known both amongst tourists and locals. From nature trails to playgrounds and BBQs, this reserve offers heaps of facilities & activities. The middle of the park is taken up with Lake Monger, a habitat for an abundance of local flora and fauna, making it a popular location to observe a wide selection of WA's beautiful birdlife. Black swans and many other water birds can be seen on the lake, thanks to the creation of a special breeding island. You can learn more about the birdlife of the area from the special interpretive displays along the way. Around the lake, there are boardwalks and lookouts which allow you to admire the picturesque landscape better. You can also view the Perth city skyline from one of the northern lookouts. There are multiple playgrounds around the lake, providing fun activities for kids of all ages. Shaded picnic areas, barbecues and toilets are located near the playgrounds, making for ideal spots to have a family picnic/BBQ. Lake Monger Reserve is a fantastic destination for a family walk in Perth, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The lake is surrounded by spacious lawns and a shared-use sealed path, making it popular among locals who go walking, jogging and cycling at all times of the day. Lake Monger is also conveniently located near Leederville train station, which is perfect for public transport users. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.9233779,115.8252767)
Mode Bus Car Train
DirectionsFrom Wellington Street, 65
  • Turn on to George Street then drive for 3.4 km
  • Keep left onto Powis Street Exit and drive for another 360 m
  • Keep left onto Powis Street Exit and drive for another 200 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 230 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the carpark next to the Bold Park Community School on Powis Street, Wembley, head across the lawn over the sealed path towards Lake Monger, and take a left turn after about 100m. Follow the sealed path ahead, keeping the lake to your right, and continue the Lake Monger Loop(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 110 m veer left, to head along Mitchell Freeway Principal Shared Path.
After another 510 m continue straight, to head along Mitchell Freeway Principal Shared Path.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access from/to Britannia Road via a wheelchair accessible overpass that goes over Mitchell Freeway. Details below.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 400 m find the "Bird Hide" (45 m on your right).
Bird Hide
Bird Hide

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Turn right.
After another 300 m pass the "Lake Monger dog exercise area" (130 m on your left).
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 200 m continue straight.
After another 80 m pass the water tap (5 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 100 m continue straight.
Then pass the car park (9 m on your right).
After another 410 m pass the car park (9 m on your right).
After another 6 m continue straight.
After another 145 m pass the playground (35 m on your left).
After another 320 m find the "Bowling Club" (80 m on your left).
Bowling Club
Bowling Club

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After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 580 m continue straight.
After another 155 m turn left.
After another 100 m come to the end.

Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.

An alternate access from/to Britannia Road via a wheelchair accessible overpass that goes over Mitchell Freeway.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 190 m long)
Veer left.
After another 10 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Lake Monger Loop


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 3.7 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 1.8 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.8 km[toilet]
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