The reserve is open daily from 8 am to dusk. Pedestrians can enter anytime on foot. There are toilets located next to the carpark which is at the entrance to the reserve. There are also BBQs and shaded seating facilities available on a first-in basis. Dogs are allowed into designated areas of the park.
About Newport Lakes Reserve
Newport Lakes Reserve is a suburban oasis located in Newport. It was created from a former bluestone quarry and rubbish tip site. In 1968, the area was re-zoned from light industrial to public open space. In 1977, the process of planting trees and converting it into a reserve commenced. Work on the reserve continued until the early 2000s. It is now a beautiful public space for all to enjoy. The 33-hectare park now has over 200 species of plants and 85 species of birds have been recorded here.
At Newport Lakes Reserve
It’s a relatively small reserve and it is unlikely that you will get lost if you stay on the walking trail which is about two kilometres in length and takes approximately 40 minutes. A brochure about the trail is available from the on-site nursery.
The highlight of the reserve must be the stepping stones in the middle of the lake.