3 Beautiful Lakes to Check Out in Perth, Australia

Perth, Australia
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Perth is home to more beautiful beaches than we can count, popular with locals and tourists alike, but what about its lakes? There are many fresh-water wetlands, swamps, and lakes you can explore in this Australian city and its surroundings—including these three.

Herdsman Lake

Located in the suburb of Herdsman, this is the largest freshwater lake in all of Perth. In addition to being a popular bird-watching spot, this lake is great for recreational activities thanks to its picnic area and hiking and cycling paths.

Lake Leschenaultia

Before being turned into an artificial lake, the grounds of Lake Leschenaultia once served as a railway reservoir. This lake now offers the ultimate relaxing experience in the Perth Hills, and you can camp, hike, go canoeing, or bird-watching during your visit.

Lake Monger

Perth’s second-largest lake is another amazing spot for birding and lakeside recreation. Safely tucked away between the suburbs of Leederville, Wembley, and Glendalough, Lake Monger has a relaxing local vibe and it’s one of the best places to explore the flora and fauna of Perth Wetlands.