Did you know Lake Richmond is home to a community of thrombolites thought to be one of the earliest life forms on earth?
Wildlife and history encircle the lake – the Noongar people camped here and used it for food and drink. During WWI soldiers from Perth camped and trained here before being sent to Egypt.
Overall, this area is great for wildlife spotting – with waterbirds like the Australian pelican, black swan, Australian shelduck, musk duck, white-faced heron and common greenshank populating the 40-hectare, 15-metre-deep lake.
At sunset, you can watch the pelicans circle and land from the lookout and take a leisurely one-hour walk around the lake.