Lake Joondalup is one of a series of important wetlands situated on the Swan Coastal Plain in Perth’s Metropolitan region. The lake is part of the greater Yellagonga Regional Park which also includes Lake Goollelal and Beenyup and Walluburnup Swamp. The lake and its surrounds are home to a variety of waterbird and other bird species, snakes, lizards and frogs. Long necked tortoises can often be seen cruising around the jetty!
The park has long been a popular spot for picnickers, walkers, cyclists and bird enthusiasts alike, however, due to urban encroachment, the lake and greater reserve face several environmental threats such as weeds, feral predators, eutrophication and fire. For more information on the ecological values of Lake Joondalup and the park visit here, or if you would like to get involved in helping conserve this stunning wetland contact the Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park.