Joondalup Western Australia
Covering a northern section of Perth city, stretching from white sandy beaches in the west to Lake Joondalup in the east.
The City Centre has a relaxed atmosphere and features native tree landscaping that draws neighbouring bushland through the urban area with an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes and shopping districts. Local parks feature a lot of Australian birdlife.
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Where is Joondalup?
Joondalup is 25 kilometres north of Perth.
Joondalup is situated on the west coast of Australia and is at the northern end of the Perth metropolitan area in the Experience Perth tourist region. Nestled between the Indian Ocean and Lake Joondalup. The city is linked to Perth's City Centre by the mitchell Freeway and fast train line. One of the best ways to get to Joondalup is to hire a car from Perth Airport.
Things to see in Joondalup
Neil Hawkins Park & Lake Joondalup
The City's showcase park. Nestled between the city centre and Lake Joondalup, the park is a beautiful grassed park sloping down to the water's edge. Native Australian Ringneck parrots can be hand fed by placing seed in the hand and outstretching your arm. There is a jetty protruding out onto the lake where long neck turtles and other birds can be seen on the water including Black Swans. At twilight, Kangaroos come to feed on the grassed area.
Yellagonga Regional Park
Covering 1400 hectares of land, including 550 hectares of wetlands around Lake Joondalup, Beenup Swamp, Walluburnup Swamp and Lake Goollelal. Walking trails throughout the park enable visitors to get up close to prinstine areas of native Australian bushland with all the unique smells, birdlife and vegetation to enjoyy. The park contains heritage buildings, including Perry's Cottage, Cockman House and Luisini Winery. Named after Yellagonga, leader of the local Aboriginal Mooro people.
Hillarys Marina & Sorrento Quay Boardwalk
A world-class Marina at the southern end of Joondalup's boundary on Perth's northern beaches, which includes The Great Escape water park with water slides, mini-golf and trampolines and also the Aquarium Of Western Australia with an underwater tunnel allowing great viewing of Sharks and Rays. There is also a touch pool and Sea Lion enclosure. The marina has safe and protected swimming areas as well as some of the best restaurants in Perth.
Joondalup Golf Course
If you play golf then you simply must play this course. Few courses anywhere offer the player such a dramatic contrast. The 27 hole championship golf course was designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr. The golf course was built into an old limestone quarry, presents large undulations and dramatic white cliff faces all interwoven with the natural Australian bushland and man made lakes. The course has a local population of Kangaroos that can be seen on the grass at dusk.
What's the weather like?
Being part of Perth, Australia's sunniest Capital City, Joondalup experiences over eight hours of sunlight each day which sets over the ocean every night. With warm Summers and cool, wet Winters the seasons follow a Southern Hemisphere climate. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 32°C with an average minimum temperature of 19°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 18°C with an average minimum temperature of 9°C.
Get to know Joondalup's history
The name Joondalup is a Noongar Aboriginal word, first recorded in 1837 and possibly meaning either "place of whiteness or glistening", or "place of a creature that can only move backwards". European settlement has only occured largely in the latter part of the 20th Century. In the 1970's suburbs in Joondalup were established and by 1990 the city centre was under construction.
The city's main train station was opened in 1994 and the Mitchell Freeway reached the main entry to the city centre in 1999. In the 21st century Joondalup has continued to grow with one of the fastest population growth rates in Australia. The city is now identified as a major regional centre of the Perth metropolitan area.