Water attraction: Record visitor numbers expected in Hills as lakes overflow

Heavy rains over the last few days have resulted in spectacular water flows in the Hills. Picture: Bruce Hunt
The lake waters rose as high as the canoe hire shed. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Picturesque: The lakes are heavy with water thanks to the wet weather of the past few days. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Heavy rains over the last few days have resulted in spectacular water flows in the Hills. Picture: Bruce Hunt The lake waters rose as high as the canoe hire shed. Picture: Bruce Hunt Picturesque: The lakes are heavy with water thanks to the wet weather of the past few days. Picture: Bruce Hunt

OVERFLOWING lakes and waterfalls are expected to attract record numbers of visitors to the Perth Hills as the wave of wet weather rolls into the weekend.

An abundance of reserves, parks, trails and spectacular forests lie to the east of the city, stretching across the Shire of Mundaring towards the City of Kalamunda.

Among the jewels in the crown is a railway dam that became a recreational lake.

Lake Leschenaultia usually holds about 520 million litres of water.

Our photographer Bruce Hunt took these pictures of the overflowing lake in Chidlow today.