About this park
Located close to Perth just south of Mandurah, this park covers an area of 12,888 hectares. There are ten lakes that make up the internationally recognised RAMSAR wetland system. Migratory waterbirds take a break here, along with several threatened plant and animal species.
Take a walk along the boardwalk to see the Lake Clifton Thrombolites. These rock stars look like plain old rocks but they are built by microorganisms that live inside them. These microorganisms resemble the earliest forms of life on earth. Yalgorup National Park is one of the few places in Western Australia where these communities have survived!
There are picnic tables if you’re staying for the day but if you want to stay a little longer, book a campsite at Martins Tank Campground.
Yalgorup National Park is definitely worth a visit to see the Thrombolites. Even when they are underwater, the whole area around them is magical. Nature has made an amazing colour palette here. Mytravadv -Trip Advisor
- There is no access to the lakes in Yalgorup National Park for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating or fishing.
- The lake shore environment is fragile.
- Contact with the water and consumption of fish and shellfish from the lakes can be hazardous to health.
- Rubbish bins are not provided.
- Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
Campers with a booking are permitted only, day-use without a booking is not permitted. Picnic facilities are not provided at Martins Tank Campground. A picnic area and table are provided at the nearby Lake Pollard Walk Trail parking area, 1km from the campground. Other picnic areas are located nearby at Lake Hayward and the Heathlands Walk Trail.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Yalgorup National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Pinjarup people as the traditional owners of Yalgorup National Park.