Yellagonga Regional Park – Shared paths
Lake Joondalup Circuit - 16 kilometres. 4 +hr walk. 2 +hours scenic ride
A relatively flat scenic shared path that circuits Lake Joondalup.
Location – Straddles boundary of Wanneroo and Joondalup cities.
Parking area – Neil Hawkins Park, Boas Avenue Joondalup.
|0.0||Commence the circuit by turning left (clockwise direction) onto the shared path adjacent to the jetty (Good place to observe Long-necked freshwater turtles & water birds).|
|0.3||Turn left up the hill to the Lions Club Lookout for lake views & observing birds. Continue (north) in clockwise direction down the hill.|
|0.9||Seat located on right amongst Zamias (Cycads - Macrozamia fraseri)|
|1.2||Seat located on right side of path with lake views.|
|1.6||Up a slight incline with Jarrah & Marri forest on the left (good area for wildflowers), lake glimpses on the right.|
|2.6||Junction of path, proceed right(east)|
|2.9||Proceed along concrete shared path (on right side of road) past pumping station and fire station.|
|3.5||Botanic golf (café here) on right. Rest area seats just past entry to Botanic golf.
Proceed on towards traffic lights @ Wanneroo Road.
|3.6||Turn right(south) @ traffic lights(Do not cross Wanneroo Rd)|
|4.0||Passing historic Ashby house – built 1914|
|4.8||Onto bitumen shared path @ pine plantation. Kangaroos often observed in bush. Good area for wildflowers. Dugites &Tiger snakes may also be seen.|
|5.8||Junction of path, turn right(south)|
|6.3||Banyandah Pk - BBQ area & playground. Drinking water here.|
|7.8||City of Wanneroo Opportunity Playspace.
Halfway rest stop.
BBQ area, playground & toilets. Drinking water here.
|8.3||Scenic park – playground. Views to Edgewater across playing fields and lake.|
|8.5||Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park(Inc.) rehabilitation site.|
|10.1||Poinciana Place – Follow shared path south down Poinciana Place. Views across to Edgewater.|
|10.6||Observation tower on right (Views over rushes).
Proceed (east) on boardwalk over small Lake (Good place to observe freshwater turtles& water birds).
Turn right(south) along concrete shared path past Studmaster Park (on right) - BBQ area & playground.
Follow concrete shared path along Tyne Cr to corner of Backshall Place.
|11||Backshall Place - Turn right (west) at corner, proceed down hill on bitumen shared path.|
|11.5||Good views of Lake Joondalup looking north. Excellent area for bird watching.|
|11.7||Turn right (north) back into Yellagonga Regional Park.|
|12||Friends of Yellagonga rehabilitation site. Flooded gums (Eu. rudis) on right.
Kangaroos often observed here, Dugites &Tiger snakes may also be seen.
|12.4||Seat located on right side of path.|
|12.7||Path meanders through bush. Good area for wildflowers.|
|13.4||Picnic Cove - BBQ area & playground. Excellent area for bird watching, views to Wanneroo.
Proceed north up slight incline along concrete shared path (on right side of Edgewater Drive).
Panoramic lake views.
|14.5||Proceed down hill on bitumen shared path back into Yellagonga Regional Park.
View upland forest of Marri, Jarrah & Banksia.
|15||Sheoak trees (Allocasuaria) prominent here & Zamias (Cycads - Macrozamia fraseri). Good area for wildflowers& bird watching. Kangaroos often observed.|
|15.8||Junction of path, turn right (east), down steep hill into Neil Hawkins Park &|