Yellagonga Regional Park is a leafy oasis in the heart of suburbia. Lakes, wetlands and green spaces stretch from the north of the park, all the way south to Cockburn. Come with family, come with your mates, pop a lead on Fido and you can bring him too! There are kids’ playgrounds to keep the tiny tots happy.
This park has a diverse cultural history. Its name acknowledges Yellagonga, the aboriginal leader of Mooro people. They once used this area for shelter and food during seasonal camp movements. It’s a culturally significant area and forms part of their Aboriginal Dreaming.
After colonial settlement market gardeners and wine growers moved into the area. They were attracted by the moist soils and availability of groundwater. As you explore the park, keep your eye out for several historical sites and ruins from settler times.
There’s a lot to do here such as walking, cycling, and nature watching. Lake Joondalup and Lake Goollelal have circuits that take you all around the lakes. Keep your wits about you as these trails are dual use, for pedestrians and cyclists. You can also lounge on your picnic rug and chill to the sight and sounds of the nature all around you.
The lake is home to birds and all sorts of wildlife so small boats, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards or any watercraft are not permitted on the lake at any time.
The wetlands attract heaps of birds and wildlife. A boardwalk and observation tower make great viewing points. Keep your eyes peeled for wrens, waterfowl, freshwater turtles and native water rats. Tiger snakes and dugites are also around the park, so take care and avoid them.
Yellagonga Regional Park is fun to visit all year round. We think you’ll enjoy the blend of history, culture and nature right on Perth’s doorstep.