Lake Pollard Walk Trail
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Martins Tank Campground

  • End: Martins Tank Campground

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  • Location: Yalgorup National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 125km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.838689

  • Longitude: 115.662639

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Lake Pollard Walk Trail is a 6km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Yalgorup National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

The six kilometre, approximately two-hour, Lake Pollard loop trail conveniently begins at the entrance to the Martins Tank campground; about one kilometre from the campground itself. This walk takes in tuart, peppermint and grasstree outcrops, with an opportunity to Birdwatch in the hide overlooking Lake Pollard.  Walking in a clockwise direction provides a good view to Lake Pollard while walking.

The walking track is clearly marked, flat and easy going, and follows a sandy vehicle access track.  About two kilometres along the track is a sign-posted T-junction directing a right turn towaRoads the Bird-hide. You know you’re getting close to the lake when white trunked saltwater paperbark trees replace the tuarts and there’s shell grit along the path. A small track leads to the wooden Bird-hide, which sits on stilts at the edge of the lake. Leaving the Bird-hide is a choice of retracing your steps along the flatter route or continuing on a steeper loop trail that follows a fire break and a private property fence before following the Preston Beach Road back to the campsite. Yalgorup National Park consists of 10 elongated lakes with tuart and peppermint woodlands. It is included in the RAMSAR international wetland agreement, as it is an important area for migratory waterBirds. Lake Clifton contains the largest collection of thrombolites in the southern hemisphere.  

Notes

Start Point: Martins Tank Campground, Preston Beach Road, 125km (1.5hrs) south of Perth

End Point: Martins Tank Campground, Preston Beach Road, 125km (1.5hrs) south of Perth

Region: Yalgorup National Park, Perth


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

 

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