Thu 29 Oct 2015 - Sat 31 Oct 2015
We've found Lake Leschenaultia to be a great spot for either a day trip, or a camping trip from Perth.
It's an old railway dam, that is now a recreational lake near Chidlow.
Some of the many things available there are:
- Bush walking
- Bike riding
Buggybuddies Jennie has written a great blog about Lake Leschenaultia, so if you're wanting further information, I recommend you look up or contact the Mundaring Visitor Centre, or read the linked blog.
The kids and I spent an enjoyable, relaxed weekend camping there in October 2015, with one of my sisters joining us for the final day.
- The kids highlights of the trip were:
(Especially being able to paddle the kayak by themselves, thanks to the nice gentle slope of the beach into the lake allowing me to tag along and assist where required)
(Their idea of swimming. My sister and I did take them out to the pontoon once, swimming and carrying/supporting them in their life jackets. It was fun, but considering all of us are hopeless swimmers, we found it rather tiring!)
- Building sandcastles by the water
- The toy excavator one of the lake staff gave them to play with
We didn't walk around the lake on this particular trip, but have done it previously, and found it rather enjoyable. With plenty of interesting things to see and find along the way.