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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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...more
56 Saint Andrews Drive, Yanchep, 6035, Australia
I recommend Yanchep Inn. They do tasty restaurant food inside and pub food in the beer garden. There are a couple of pool tables and a bar area. The food in the restaurant inside is expensive but you get quality for your money. The atmosphere inside is warm and elegant and the staff are very attentative. It is a lovely place for an evening...more
If you have not brought your picnic basket and thermos with you do not panic as the Chawn Mia Tearooms will have something delightful for you. In our case after walking through the park for several hours we needed to rest for a while.The tea rooms were the ideal, having a covered verandah overlooking parklands to the lake. We had Devonshire Tea for...more
The restaturant is good, the ambience if fine. It's just that they are charging different prices for take-aways and dining in. it is relatively more expensive to dine in. So if you are thinking of saving some money, its better to take away and eat at the beach. Otherwise, paying more is quite worth it as you are paying both the views and the fresh...more
Yanchep is around 50 kms north of Perth. Follow the Mitchell Highway north to Wanneroo Road. Travel around 25 kms north and you will see the Yanchep National Park signs.
There aren't anything to buy in Yanchep other than souvenir shop in the National Park.
What to buy: You could buy some ubiquitous souvenirs such as kangaroo dolls and other typical souvenirs that you can find elsewhere in Australia.
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Normal luggage that you would take anywhere Depending on the time of the year, Summer: shorts, Tshirts, sandals/thongs. Winter: Jumper/jacket, long pants, wet weather gear and a beanie for walking along the beach. In between seasons, lightweight long sleeves. The usual things you would carry with you on holiday.There are grocery shops, a chemist...more
A bag will do... Depends on what your needs. It is just 3 hours away form Perth, Chances are, you may not want to bring too many things if you are there just for a day trip. Clothing.. Just bring a light sweater all year long as the weather here could be abit unpredictable... It depends on where you stay, if you stay in Yanchep Inn, I dont think...more
This walk is ideal for anyone who would like a "taste" of the national park, not too hard but good enough to see and appreciate the local habitat. Ideal for families with children.The coastal woodlands support a diverse range of native trees including banksia, tuart, marri, stunted jarrah, sheok etc. Whilst on this walk you most likely will see...more
This trail covers 17.5km which is 16km more than I can manage. The February day we visited the trail was closed due to the danger of bushfires in the district.The trail follows the endangered Carnaby's black cockatoo on its journeyinto the Gnangara Park. Experience a varietyof landscapes and impressive views from the Ridges campsite.The area is...more
Joondalup has the largest multi-purpose sport, recreation and entertainment facility in Western Australia. The centre is set in 33 hectares of landscaped parklands. When built in 1994, the purpose was to provide the local community with a large sporting complex for the northern suburbs of Perth. The centre provides national and international sporting facilities. There is a health and fitness centre, function rooms and a bar and bistro restaurant.
The parkland alongside the lake is a beautiful area containing extensive areas of lawn shaded by native trees ideal for picnics and family gatherings. There is so much lawn available you will always be able to find a quiet area where you can kick a ball with your children and not disturb others.If you keep your eyes open you will most likely see...more
Pregnancy for koalas only lasts 35 days. When the joey is born it is only 5cm long and extremely undeveloped. It crawls into its mother's pouch where it lives and feeds for 5 to 6 months. By 8 months it is fully weaned.We saw many koalas during our visit but could not tell if they had any young. They most likely had babies, however koalas sleep...more