Yanchep Things to Do

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    Visit the National Park

    by stevemt Written Sep 16, 2013

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    The Yanchep national park is certainly worth a visit.

    It is popular for weddings and very easy to see why.

    The grounds are spacious, many nature walks, the odd different sculpture, a nice lake, wild flowers in season and much much more.

    Picnic spots are available.

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    Koalas at Yanchep National Park

    by aussirose Written Jan 25, 2013

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    You don't have to pay big money to see Australia Animals in their natural habitat. All you need to do is read and save tips like this.

    Yanchep National Park, just 1hr drive north of Perth is the place to go to get close up and personal with Australian animals and plants. The Koalas here are well looked after and a pleasure to view and take pictures of as you walk around the meandering board walk in the Eucalypt forrest at Yanchep National Park. And it's all free!

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    Yanchep Tea Room

    by aussirose Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    If you forget to bring your lunch, or like us decided to go on the spur of the moment, then I recommend a visit to the Cafe on site.

    The food is good old country. I had the pumpkin soup and home made bread and totally enjoyed it. The Cafe is also great for Devonshire Tea and they have an array of home made Chocolate to die for!!

    And tell you a secret.......I reckon I know why so many kangaroos turned up. Yep, they turned up to meet the celeb!

    Apparently the famous Australian Swimmer Ian Thorpe just ate at the cafe before we arrived...and he was sitting on the very chair Alli occupied! Fancy that?!!

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    Hire a boat at Yanchep National Park

    by aussirose Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    Besides bushwalking, picnics and bbq's which are free, there's lot's of other activities to do here.

    Boating, caves, koala viewing and aboriginal dance show to name a few. These all come at various prices. Book and pay at the gift shop.

    To get into the park it costs a little over $10AU per car then the rest is up to you.

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    Picnic at Yanchep National Park

    by aussirose Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    This place is wonderful for a picnic. Nothing like bringing fresh bread rolls, cold meat, cheese, salad stuff, toppings, fruit and a beer or two to wash it down with.

    If you feel like a bbq instead then there are bbq facilites here as well.

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    Bush Walking at Yanchep National Park

    by aussirose Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    If you love a bush walk that is not too strenuous (believe me I wouldn't do it if it was ;o) but still feels like an adventure through the good old Australian scrub, then Yanchep National Park is the place to visit.

    The walk goes right around this lake and takes about 40 minutes to complete at a nice easy pace.

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    Have a roadie for the trip

    by aussirose Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    As our good old Aussie TV Mate Russell Coit always says, 'Mate, you've gotta have a roadie for the trip!' (Or one for the road).

    So on Monday morning after the big Perth vt meet hubby and I, Adelaidean and her hubby Bob, and allikat all piled into the car with a roadie for the trip to Yanchep.

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    Koalas Are Nocturnal

    by Mikebb Written Mar 3, 2009

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    During the heat of the day the Koalas usually find a high branch in a gum tree and dose through the day. The day we visited Yanchep we saw some moving, however it was to get to a higher branch where they feel they will be safer.

    They feed at night when it is cooler and this also helps safeguard them from predators such as eagles and dingos.

    Notice Sleeping High In The Tree Entry To Koala Boardwalk
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    Native Grass Trees

    by Mikebb Written Mar 3, 2009

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    These are very good looking native plants, now called Grass Trees but formerly called Blackboys as when they grow larger they show a large black trunk. When people are lost they sometimes use these trees for shelter as you can climb under the thick cover of leaves and shelter from the sun or rain.

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    Yanchep Inn, Heritaged Listed

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 27, 2009

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    When I think of Yanchep I think of Koalas and the Yanchep Inn. The Inn is a beautiful old building constructed in 1936 and presently still operating as an inn with accommodation.

    Do not walk past this building, go inside and admire the fine timber craftmanship, the dining room is a fine example of 1930's furniture.

    The Inn is an ideal place to stop for some refreshments, a light meal and cold beer is the traditional way. At the back of the Inn is a nice beer garden with a view to the lake. Should you want more modern accommodation a modern block of apartments and rooms have been built 100 metres further along.

    Yanchep Inn The Banquet Room
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    The Aboriginal Experience

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 26, 2009

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    For Visitors to Western Australia this is an opportunity to learn something about the local Aboriginal people, the Nyoongar people who lived and roamed this area for thousands of years.

    The Aboriginal Cultural experience is held on weekends and public holidays and I would think this would be very appealing to international visitors. There is a small entry charge.

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    Caves Walking Trail

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 26, 2009

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    There are hundreds of limestone caves in the park, many are small, however there are several large caves. Some of the most popular are Crystal Cave which has guided tours daily and the Cabaret Cave which has been made into a conference and function room.

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    The Yanchep National Park - MAP

    by Mikebb Written Feb 26, 2009

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    The park has much to offer and will keep you busy for days if you wish. Ideal for a pleasant picnic with the family, opportunity to easily find some Koalas, Cockies and Kangaroos.

    For the more adventurious there are walking tracks and caves to explore.

    Map Of The Park
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    Native Bush & Flowers

    by Mikebb Written Feb 26, 2009

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    The National Park has an abundance of native plants some of which were in flower during February. An easy way to see the native plants and trees is from the Koala Boardwalk.

    Spring time is the season for native flowers, August to end of November there will be flowers everywhere, a magnificent sight in Western Australia. I managed to photo a few plants in flower which will give you some indication of the vibrant colour.

    Banksia Bottlebrush Banksia Native Plant
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    McNess House Visitor Centre

    by Mikebb Written Feb 26, 2009

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    When entering the park from the car park the Visitors Centre will be one of the first buildings you come to.

    Here you will obtain information about the park, what is open today and anything else that has changed such as closure of sections of the park due to adverse weather conditions or potential fire hazard.

    All tours must be booked at the centre. Some tours available are the Crystal Cave Tour, the Aboriginal Experience, and Rowboat hire.

    Mc Ness House has a range of gifts and souvenirs available for purchase.

    Mc Ness House Visitors Centre The Side Of This Old Building
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