While Perth has always been home to some of the world’s best beaches, increasingly people are starting to turn inland for their water bodies, and turns out we’ve got plenty of great ones!
One such body of water that’s become increasingly popular over the past few years has been Logue Brook Dam, home to the clear, calm waters of Lake Brockman – a haven for fishing, canoeing, camping and relaxation.
What is it?
A beautiful body of water less than two hours from Perth, Logue Brook Dam is home to clear, calm waters of Lake Brockman, a fantastic day-trip-by-the-water spot, or a lovely camp ground.
Recreating water skiing and fishing are permitted in the lake, which is surrounded by beautiful Jarrah Forrest and walking trails, with camping and barbecuing facilities on site.
Where is it?
About 10 minutes from Harvey and down the road from Yarloop in the Darling Scarp, it’s just over an hour-and-a-half from Perth. Simply head straight down the freeway before veering left at Pinjarra on the South Western Highway, and veering left again on Logue Brook Dam Road.
If you’re thinking of camping, head to the Lake Brockman Tourist Park website for more information.
What to do:
Lake Brockman is a serious aquatic playground, with a myriad activities on offer including swimming, fishing (even a bit of cheeky marroning in season), canoeing and kayaking, or for those with a bit of horsepower in mind you can head to the designated water skiing area.
There are also plenty of areas to set up for a picnic and/or barbecue, just make sure you get down early to jag a spot as it can get busy during peak periods.
And as we mentioned, the Lake Brockman Tourist Park offers caravan and camping facilities, ablution blocks, a laundry and camp kitchen, along with cabins and even a café.
What not to do:
It goes without saying but we’ll say it anyway – as with any place involving water skiing make sure you play safe and play smart, being mindful of others.
Fish responsibly and don’t catch marron outside of the correct season – if you’re not sure head to the Fisheries WA WEBSITE to get up to speed.
Dogs are okay – just make sure they’re kept on a leash at all times.
Make sure you bring insect repellent and perhaps even a fly swat – the march flies can get pretty during warmer months.
Hot tip – bring your own dunny rolls and check the Lake Brockman Tourist Park when selecting your camp site to nab one right on the water’s edge 😉