Lake Monger, Leederville
(4.4/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
Lake Monger is a large urban wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain in suburban, Western Australia nestled between the suburbs of Leederville, Wembley and Glendalough.Located less than from the city of Perth and situated alongside the Mitchell Freeway, it runs approximately north-west to south-east towards the Swan River and consists of of mainly open shallow water with an island of in the south-west corner. The of lake and the surrounding parklands are known as the Lake Monger Reserve.The lake is used extensively for recreation and is a major tourist attraction with up to 12,000 visitors per week. Activities include bird watching and exercise.A 3.8km paved walking/cycling track encircles the lake which takes about 50 Minutes to traverse by foot at Normal waking speed. Ample car parking, playground equipment and barbecue facilities are also provided.EtymologyThe indigenous Noongar people of the south-western region call the area Keiermulu which translates to 'the home fires or camp', or Lake Galup or Lake Kalup.After European settlement, it became known as either Large Lake or Triangle Lake (based on its roughly triangular shape) before being named Monger's Lake in 1831. In April 1932 it was changed to its current name of Lake Monger.
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  • A decent long walk with plenty of wildlife and some great views of the city skyline. Watch out for snakes though, saw a couple last time. 
  • The reserve's proximity to Leederville makes it perfect for a pre-brunch power walk or sunset stroll. There are also restrooms, a playground, at least three water fountains and a few parking areas. Mo...  more »
  • This is a must see for tourists. Walk around the lake and take photos of the swans and ducks. See if you can spot a stray tortoise. A couple of good lookouts around the lake. Lots of trees and a coupl...  more »