Lake Clifton

Established in 1921 to support WA Portland Cement Co's lime deposit mine, Lake Clifton was a busy company town until the mine's closure in 1924. On Old Coast Road between Mandurah and Preston Beach, Lake Clifton is adjacent to the lake of the same name.

Please scroll down the page for information on " Annual Events, Things to see & do" and "Where to stay & eat" while you are visiting Lake Clifton. For more information go to 

Lake Clifton Caravan Park

Lake CliftonA peaceful and tranquil setting for a weekend escape or longer stay. Close to the estuary, beach and thrombolites, the Park offers on-site accommodation and campsites.

Lake Clifton Caravan Park Information
Address 3232 Old Coast Road, Lake Clifton
Phone (08) 9739 1255 or 0427 692 023

Lake Clifton park

Lake Clifton Winery

Relax in the rustic bar and bottle shop where you can sample and purchase the unique reds, whites and fruit wines grown in the limestone soil of the estate. Disabled access.

Lake Clifton Winery Information
Open 10:30am - 6:00pm daily
Address 286 Newnham Road, Lake Clifton
Phone 0457 166 300

Winery Vineyard

Lake Clifton Tavern & Motel

Both family & dog friendly with meals 7 days. Views overlook natural bush and Lake Clifton

Lake Clifton Tavern & Motel Information
Open Open 7 days
Address 3236 Old Coast Road, Lake Clfton
Phone (08) 9739 1715

Lake Clifton Tavern

LC's Bakery

Fresh baked pastries and cakes, burgers and sandwhiches, cold drinks and coffee.

LC's Bakery Information
Open Open 7 days
Address 3236 Old Coast Road, Lake Clfton
Phone (08) 9739 2979 or 0427 692 023

The Lakes And Birdlife

Situated within Yalgorup National Park, Lake Clifton is very salty, long and narrow and abounds with a variety of bird life. The lake provides a temporary home to hundreds of migrating birds, many of which travel great distances to breed. Birds like the Sharp Tailed Sandpiper and Red Necked Stint have come from Siberia. The Rainbow Bird migrates from the Solomon Isles and New Guinea, appearing from October to February. They have beautiful colouring, feed on bees and wasps, and burrow below the ground to nest and lay their eggs.

Recreational use of the lakes is not permitted.


Off Mount John Road an interpretive board will introduce you to the fascinating world of a rare thrombolite colony, a modern-day example of those that existed around 600 million years ago.

Thrombolites are a particular form of microbialite (rock-like structure built by micro-organisms) that have a clotted internal structure. The word thrombolite is derived from the same root as thrombosis which means clot.

Lake Clifton supports a thrombolite reef over 6km long and up to 120m wide, possibly the largest living thrombolite reef in the southern hemisphere.

A board walk leads out over the lake for easy viewing.

Boardwalk LC Thrombolites Thrombolites under the boardwalk Lake Clifton Thrombolites

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