Perth, Australia

Lake Monger & Herdsman Lake

Monger Lake. Flickr: Philip Reese

These two nearly adjoining wetland lakes just west of Perth make for some pleasant running. There’s a 3.5 km loop around Lake Monger, using a tree-lined paved around this urban wetland. The area is popular for birdwatching, and for its  great views of the city. Ideal for those who want a quick flat run.

Herdsman Lake

Just west is Herdsman Lake, which is larger and features a 7.7 km loop around its perimeter. Good water views along much of the way, and also pleasantly shaded. Be sure to take the Olive Seymour Boardwalk over the water on the south side of the lake.

Run to Lake Monger from the CBD: We recommend heading west on Hay St. RIGHT onto Hamilton St., then Kimberley St. after crossing Railway Parade. This joins Lake Monger Driver just under the lake. The streets are tree-lined and quiet.

Essentials
  • Lake Monger: 3.5 km (2.2 miles) loop; Herdsman Lake: 7.7 km (4.8 miles) loop
  • Flat
  • Parking off Gregory Ave. for Monger Lake; Glendalough train station serves the area. See our notes on access to Lake Monger from the CBD