ENTRY INTO LAKE LESCHENAULTIA IS NOW FREE!
Lake Leschenaultia is located on Rosedale Road, Chidlow. How to get there gives you more detailed information on how to drive to the Lake from your local area.
Lake Leschenaultia is a 168 hectare bush land well known for its great canoeing, swimming, cycling and barbeque facilities. Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect spot for a family outing. Lake Leschenaultia also has cool shaded areas, lawns, white sand beaches and playground equipment. Shelters and Areas can be hired for a small fee for exclusive use.
Originally known as Chidlows Well, the Lake was built in 1897 as a dam by the Western Australian Government Railway to replenish the steam engines travelling to Northam, York and beyond.
A tremendous variety of native trees including Marri and Wandoo and wildflowers can be seen together with an abundance of bird life including ducks, geese, herons and swamp hens. Kangaroos, possums, bandicoots and echidnas roam the surrounding bush.
Lake Leschenaultia is open all year round. The gates open at 8.30am and close:
|January and February
April to October
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CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
To help everyone have an enjoyable experience, and to keep the place safe and clean, please do not bring the following to Lake Leschenaultia:
· Pets – eg. dogs, cats or horses
· Motorised boats or model boats
· Sailing boats
· Confetti, funny string, or water balloons
· Glass bottles into the lake
· Off road motorbikes or vehicles
· Pegs to use in lawn areas (to avoid breaking reticulation lines).
Due to the high fire risk there is a restricted fire season between 1 and 30 November each year where fires are not permitted in fire pits during the day – only after 6pm.
From 1 December to 31 March 2013 there is a total fire ban where no fires are permitted at all. Gas BBQ’s and burners are allowed during the total fire ban as long as flammable material is cleared away. However, no wood or briquette (such as Weber) BBQ’s can be used. Oil based insect lamps with a naked flame are also banned.
REFLECTIONS CAFE AND KIOSK
Reflections Cafe is available for functions and group bookings up to 40 people. Please contact the Cafe Co-ordinator on 9572 3563 (Monday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiosk Opening Times:
The kiosk is open on Weekends and Public Holidays between 10am and 3pm and provides a selection of hot and cold food, drinks, ice creams, slushies and freshly brewed coffee.
The Shire has 19 canoes for hire which gives you a chance to experience the beauty of Lake Leschenaultia up close and personal. It’s also really good exercise!The canoe hire is open each weekend and every day during the school and public holidays between 10am and 3pm .
To hire, please pay at the kiosk then go to the canoe hire shed at the far end of the main beach and speak with our staff who will size you up for life jackets, paddles and a canoe.
Canoe Hire Fees: $12.50 for half an hour $20 per hour
Lake Leschenaultia has a wonderful camping area. For campsite and shelter information and bookings contact Mundaring Visitor Centre on 9295 0202 or email email@example.com