Lake Bungana Lake Bungana and Lake Brearly in Maylands , Western Australia were both named in honour of the Maylands Aerodrome, which was
once located nearby. Lake Bungana was named in honour of one of the planes, "The Bungana", which flew the
Perth to Adelaide route. Lake Brearly was named in honour of Sir Norman Brearley who was the first person to
run an airline from the Maylands Aerodrome.
Lake Bunga was developed in conjunction with Maylands Peninsula
Estate and is located on Peninsula Road on the site of one of the Maylands Brickworks clay pits. In fact the pit was turned into the lake which is now the centre
piece of the Lake Bungana Peninsula Estate. If you look closely into the lake waters you can see a stray brick
or two lying just under the surface, evidence of the area's brick making past.
Today the lake provides the ideal setting for family picnics and weddings.
The park surrounding the lake features a two storey gazebo, play ground, picnic tables and landscaped gardens.
The park and lake provides a welcome sanctuary for bird life which wander in from the hustle and bustle of the
Swan River , just a little flight away. You can also walk through from the park to the Old
Maylands Brickworks or a little further on to the Maylands Peninsula 18 hole golf course.