Lake Monger, Leederville

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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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  • Guests were running around again. There is beautiful scenery won't get bored. It is a happy greetings with local culture.
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  • Just a short distance from the Leederville shopping area and an easy location to find. A tranquil lake with lots of bird life and grass area to enjoy. Be warned watch where you decide to sit on the gr...  more »
  • We love to walk around this lake to see the black swans, pelicans and various species of ducks and birds. It is a really good exercise trail and if you work it right you can also pop into Leaderville ...  more »