Victoria Dam

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Cost: Free
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Description

Built in 1891, Victoria Dam was the first dam to be constructed in Western Australia, to serve the adjacent Hills suburbs of Lesmurdie and Kalamunda, as well as Perth metropolitan area in times of peak demand.

Take a picnic, make use of the BBQ facilities and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Korung National Park. Take in the scenic bush from the lookout. Spot black cockatoos and other native wildlife that live in the area. If you visit between May and November you will be able to see the magnificent wildflower display.

A 7km walk trail will take you down to the catchment area. Learn about the area and history of the dam from the informative signs. A section on the walk trail will take you past a preserved section of the old dam wall and kaolin pits which was extracted for use at the brickworks in the 1960’s.

Only pedestrian access to the Reservoir is permitted. The 7km loop to the catchment area is grade 3 and may contain steep sections and rough terrain, allow 2-3 hours to complete it, wear sun protection and take adequate water.

As the dam is part of Korung National Park, dogs are not permitted. Please note that recreational activities are not permitted on the reservoir. An exclusion zone exists around it and the streams flowing into it.

Facilities

  • Picnic areas
  • Toilets (not wheelchair accessible)
  • On-site parking

Opening hours

8am to 5pm daily, year-round.

Directions 

  1. Turn off Canning Road on to Masonmill Road, Carmel
  2. From the car park, you can reach the dam via the signposted walk trail