Wungong Dam

Just an easy 40km drive from the city, Wungong Dam is a favourite picnic destination for both Perth families and visitors. Full of native birds and breathtaking views, this dam has been a water source for Perth for over 70 years and is well worth a visit.


Please note: picnic and recreational areas at Western Australian dams managed by Water Corporation will be closed from Monday, 30 March 2020, in line with advice to cease non-essential travel. For more information visit our latest updates page.


Dam information

Wungong Dam

Wungong Dam

  • Capacity – 60 million kilolitres    
  • Catchment area – 132 square kilometres 
  • Reservoir length – 5.8 kilometres
  • Height of wall (above lowest foundation) – 205 metres 

What to do?

Dam wall at Wungong Dam

Dam wall at Wungong Dam

Settle in one of the 3 main picnic areas for a shaded outdoor lunch. Families can enjoy throwing a frisbee, kicking a football, or play other games on the lawn near the entrance.

If you enjoy model boat sailing, check out the recreation lake below the dam wall.   

Take in the beautiful views of the valley and coastal plain from a Rotary lookout. On a clear day, you might be lucky enough to see Garden Island off the coast. 

Visit from July to November for wildflower season, and all year round you can see the flourishing birdlife, such as finches, wrens, robins, and occasional eagles. Also look for kangaroos and wallabies! 

Like some adventure? There are natural bush trails for you to enjoy in the neighbouring Bungendore Park, or you can hike down the valley to Byford. 

Please note: you need Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) permission for the valley walk.

Visitor information 

Picnic area at Wungong Dam

Picnic area at Wungong Dam

Wungong Dam is open every day of the week until 6pm (closes at 5pm from May to September). 

Please note, times may vary, for more information please contact Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on (08) 9394 5410.


  • Picnic areas with free gas barbecues and picnic tables 
  • Recreation lake
  • Toilets (includes disabled)
  • On-site parking 


  • From Perth, take Albany or Tonkin Highway, or Kwinana Freeway to Armadale 
  • Follow Albany Highway through to Bedfordale for 6km 
  • Turn right onto Admiral Road and continue for 3km 


For operational enquiries please contact 13 13 75.

Can I fly my drone at the dam?

Important information about drone usage
Unless authorised, the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles is strictly prohibited.