Para Wirra Lake Discovery Loop

15 min to 30 min

7 min to 15 min
10 min to 40 min

1.1 km

↑ 18 m
↓ -18 m

Smooth & flat
Starting from the Lake car park at the end of Lake Road West, Yattalunga, this walk takes you on a circuit around the Lake within Para Wirra Conservation Park via the Lake Discovery Loop. This short and easy loop meanders around the lake in the central section of Para Wirra Conservation Park, one of the park's most pop­u­lar areas, located near the West Gate entrance. Along the way, scenic views over the lake's calm water reflect the sur­round­ing bush­land. A wide variety of waterbirds and bush birds can be seen around the lake, making it an excellent spot for birdwatching. The trail is popular among families with children. Its compact surface makes it suitable for people of all abilities, including those with limited mobility. Cycling is also permitted on this trail. Picnic tables and barbecue facilities are available near the trailhead, set in nat­ur­al bush­land overlooking the lake. This loop consists of wide, mostly flat shared-use trails with compacted gravel surfaces, suit­able for all ages and fitness levels, as well as prams and wheelchairs. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
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Start (-34.6906581,138.8236499)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom , Elizabeth Vale.
Track Notes
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Getting started
From the Lake car park at the end of Lake Road West, Yattalunga, head down the stone staircase towards the lake and follow the trail ahead. After passing the picnic area, you'll reach a compacted gravel trail marked with a blue 'Lake Discovery Walk' directional sign. From there, head left along the trail, keeping the lake to your right, and continue the Para Wirra Lake Discovery Loop (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 190 m turn right.
After another 125 m pass the car park (6 m on your left).
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 200 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 230 m turn left.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 15 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Para Wirra Lake Discovery Loop

Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 1.1 km
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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