Mundaring Weir
Mundaring Weir
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PCzns
Penang Island, Malaysia78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The pristine area and relaxing kangaroos made the trip really pleasant. The information about the construction and renovation was very informative.
Written 20 May 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I have a picture of Mundaring Weir taken in 1996 when the dam was last overflowing. According to the Water Corporation Mundaring Weir may overflow again, someday.. Dams these days in the Southwest of Western Australia account for only 26% of water usage. Desalination, ground water and recirculated water account for most of the remainder. In days gone by, Perth people would often make a day trip to watch Mundaring Weir overflow into the Helena River, which is a tributary of the Swan River.
Written 22 December 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
In the old days, seeing Mundaring Weir overflowing was a fine day out for Perth people. Unfortunately, there has not been any overflow at Mundaring Weir for a long time. We still go to see Mundaring Weir when we are in Perth, it's a wonderful engineering achievement that brought water to the arid Goldfields. I still have a photo of the Weir the last time it was overflowing
Written 8 June 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Mundaring Weir is a dam built as part of the Goldfields water supply scheme. It is the brainchild of Charles Yelverton O'Connor. CY O'Connor built the pipeline to Kalgoorlie, and brought water to the Outback. The Goldfields Pipeline is a great engineering achievement.
Written 20 December 2021
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Rob
Perth, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
It is interesting to visit because you can view the dam and how much water is in it. Surrounding the water are a multitude of trees.
Written 13 October 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Mundaring Weir is part of a great engineering project -- to bring water to the arid Goldfields and parched Agricultural regions, The Weir is 34 km (21 miles) from Perth. Initially the dam was fed by the Helena River, now it is topped up with groundwater and desalinated seawater. The dam was completed in 1903, now it is a monument to the visionary engineer CY O''Connor. In years past, a much-loved day trip for the people of Perth was to see Mundaring Weir overflowing. Sadly, this hasn't happened since 1996.
Written 25 July 2021
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We parked at the car park at the foot of the dam wall and we climbed the steps to the south entrance of the dam. However following Mundaring Weir Rd, the road leads right to the southern entrance of the dam where there is a small car park that allows access without steps. In the center of the 308m dam wall there is a viewing platform, with a small building, to reach which in the southern half of the dam wall there is a narrow walkway while in the northern half there is a wider path. From the dam wall the view of the Lake C.Y. O'Connor (former Helena River Reservoir) is really beautiful. In the area north, after the end of the dam wall, there are a great lookout (O’Connor Lake lookout), the O’Connor Memorial and picnic tables with gas barbecues. Mundaring Weir is open until 5 pm (6pm from October to April). Designed to collect the water of the Helena river needed by the goldfields, together with the 700km long pipeline, Mundaring Weir represents a brilliant example of engineering and an important step in the development of the Western Australia.
Written 25 June 2021
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jandp768
Bendigo, Australia899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
What a beautiful spot. Very scenic drive up to it, then lovely grounds and picnic areas. You can walk (lots of steps) or drive up to the top of the dam wall, then walk across it. Quite spectacular. You can go through the old original pump house, but there is a charge. Enjoyable experience.
Written 8 May 2021
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Knlols
Perth, Australia80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Ok so this is a weird one (no pun intended)
I’d never been here before but it was nice to experience something different.. and it’s definitely different!! We visited as a family and it seemed to be quite a popular tourist attraction.. I’ll admit I felt a bit of anxiety walking across to the other side.. wouldn’t recommend for someone with a fear of heights but the views are absolutely beautiful.. the only thing I’d say is that after all the walking it would be so nice to have a cafe somewhere around the place so you can experience to weir and have the long trek and then have a coffee a bit further up before you head back again. Worth giving it a go though and could take a picnic
Written 5 April 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
In days gone by, Mundaring Weir would regularly overflow and many sightseers would make the 40 km (24 mile) trip from Perth to see it. Unhappily, this hasn't happened since 1996. The Mundaring Weir was completed in 1903 to supply water to be piped 700 km (435 miles) to the Eastern Goldfields. The construction of Mundaring Weir and the Goldfields Pipeline is an engineering achievement of epic proportions. The lake is named after C Y O'Connor, the chief engineer, who tragically took his own life. The Weir is located in bushland, with many wild birds and animals. It is well worth the trip.
Written 24 March 2021
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