Named in 1990 to honour Yellagonga, the leader of the local Mooro Nyungar
people who inhabited the region at the time of European settlement,
this huge 1400 hectare Park runs from Hepburn Avenue in the south to
Joondalup Drive in the north and straddles the city boundaries of Wanneroo
The park is easily accessed by both car and public transport offering
amazing biodiversity due to Lakes Joondalup and Goollelal, Beenyup
and Walluburnup swamps and the mature woodland areas that comprise
Yellagonga Regional Park. Throughout the whole year this “Jewel of the
North” has something to offer everyone. Bird watching, fungi spotting
(what?), wildflower observation, picnicking, numerous playgrounds, BBQ’s
areas, cycling or jogging on the many paved shared paths.
Summer is fantastic for birds, particularly the waders. As the lake levels begin
to drop the waders start to appear. Boating and removal of any material from
Yellagonga Regional Park is not permitted. Dogs on leads are permitted.