Newport Lakes Park Newport
Newport Lakes is a bushland oasis created from a former blustone quarry and rubbish tip site in the middle of Newport.
The park is 33 hectares in size and is a great place for a picnic with family and friends, for a leisurely walk or just to relax in a tranquil bushland setting. The lakes area of the park has been extensively revegetated using native plants, with over 200 species of plants and 85 species of birds recorded here.
A self-guided two kilometres nature trail around the lake takes approximately 40 minutes, at a leisurely pace. A brochure about the trail is available from the on-site nursery.
Newport Lakes Park is available for booking private functions including weddings.
- Picnic area with free electric barbecues and shelters constructed using some recycled materials
- The upright pots were formerly telegraph poles and the paths are made of crushed, recycled concrete
- Drinking taps
Enter via Margaret Street off Mason Street, Newport
Melway: 55 G3
The park is about one kilometre, or a 15 minute walk west from Newport Station along Mason Street, Newport.
Dogs are not permitted in the area around the lakes but are welcome in the western part of the park.
The public carpark is open daily from 7.30am to dusk. The park is open to visitors on foot at all hours.