We felt like we had hit the jackpot when we went camping At Lake Leschenaultia.
We live in the Perth Hills and Lake Leschenaultia is only about 25 minutes away.
We went for a weekend recently. I finished work at 5 and we were there setting up by 6.30.
It was a hot weekend in Perth. Forecast 36 for Saturday and 40 for Sunday. I swear it was about 10 degrees cooler at the lake.
We did a quick set up on the Friday night after checking in at the office. There is no caravan camping at Lake Leschenaultia, it is tents and camper trailers only.
There are 21 camp sites, about half of them are tent only and the other half are camper trailer accessible. There is power available at all sites.
The Lake itself is awesome. The water is nice and clear with beach access points, lots of trees for shade and well maintained grass areas.
We set ourselves up at the lake at 10am on Saturday morning. We found a nice shady spot and had shade for the whole day.
We had taken a kayak with us but there is a shed where you can hire canoes. There were a number of people boating out on the lake, and plenty more swimming and paddling around.
There is also a diving platform out in the water. We watched a large group play a comical game of cricket on the pontoon.
There are 2 main walking trails. A 3 km trail around the lake that we did on both mornings. There is also a larger 6km trail that heads out a bit further. I believe the 6km track may also be a mountain bike trail as well. The walking track that we did was a great walk and a good length for Em. We did notice people running around the track as well (yes, they were lapping us!).
We will definitely return to Lake Leschenaultia for another camping trip but we will also remember it for a day trip. The gates open at 7am and close half an hour after the sun sets.
There are a number of free barbeques, clean and well maintained toilets, a kiosk and a playground.
We had friends meet us on the Saturday and the Sunday and it was a relaxed, no stress area that is easy to enjoy with a bunch of friends and small children.
The water and the shade were both well received on a hot day.
We all loved Lake Leschenaultia and will be back. There is a lot more information on the Shire of Mundaring site, including a site map, camp fees and all amenities available.