Yanchep Travel Guide

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Yanchep Things to Do

  • Hire a boat at Yanchep National Park

    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 $12AU per car then the rest is up to you.


    Yanchep National Park has 9 walking trails to choose from which take you through the park. What I like, is they are made so everybody can do at least one, from the very young to the elderly, from the unfit to extremely fit, you will find one that suits you. The shortest is 500m, the longest 46.2 kms.Trails take you to different areas, beside the...


    Loch McNess (once named Yanchep Lake) is a freshwater lake, one of a chain of lakes in Yanchep National Park.This lake is an important part of Aboriginal tradition. The Aboriginal myth is "the lake is inhabited by a Waugal (rainbow serpent) and the activities of the Waugal ensure that the springs that feed the lake continue to flow."The Aboriginal...


    To see the Koalas, I walked along a specially built 240-metre long boardwalk. The Koala is one of Australia's favourite native animals and a favourite with overseas visitors too!Koalas are not native to Western Australia. This colony of koalas were originally brought to the Perth Zoo from Victoria, how-ever, they couldn't find enough food to feed...


    I can understand Yanchep being such a popular park with families, as there is an enormous lawned area where games of cricket and other ball games can easily be played. For the hot summer days, many lovely, twisted old Gum trees line the edges of the lake, there are plenty of picnic tables and FREE bbq facilities overlooking the Lake or set in...


    With Umbrella up, I quickly made my way along the paved pathway to where Ness house was located. I was glad I had my walking shoes on which had plenty of grip on the slippery surface!Ness House was a sturdy stone building, built in the 1880s as a two-room stone hut, and then later converted into hostel accommodation in 1932. Thank-goodness it had a...


    Yanchep National park is located 50kms north of Perth. By car, follow Wanneroo Road from Perth and you will find the signposted entrance to the Park on your left. When you drive in, you will be stopped at an Entrance Gate, where you have to pay the park fee before entering.Day entry passes can be purchased at the gate.The fee is per...

  • Visit the National Park

    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.

  • Koalas at Yanchep National Park

    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...

  • Yanchep Tea Room

    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...

  • Birds and Ducks Yanchep National Park

    Yanchep National Park is teaming with wildlife. If you are a bird watcher or you love ducks, then you will just love this place!!

  • Kangaroos at Yanchep

    If you want to see a kangaroo in the wild, then I highly recommend that you visit Yanchep National Park. You will see the most roos just before dusk.


Yanchep Hotels

Yanchep Restaurants

  • Yanchep Inn - Relaxed Homely Environment

    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...

  • Ideal Place For Snaks & Refreshments

    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...

  • Fish in Chips in the Two Rocks Strip...

    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...


Yanchep Transportation

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Written May 17, 2005

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    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.

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Yanchep Shopping

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    Yanchep National Park Shop: Shopping??

    by stefadorablezz Written Sep 20, 2007

    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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    • Luxury Travel
    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park

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Yanchep Warnings and Dangers

  • Yanchep beach... Jellyfish!!!

    I was walking along the yanchep beach just in front of club Capicorn. there are some dead jellyfish lying on the sand which was engulfed on the seaweed. Please do not touch them. Despite the fact that it won't kill you, it still can make you sick.

  • Conservation

    Not really a warning but a consideration. There are several recyling points around the park which request that you dispose of your waste in the proper ecological manner. Please observe these bins and preserve the park.

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Yanchep What to Pack

  • Bathers and surfboard required

    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...

  • Just Pack Light and have fun...

    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...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Yanchep Off The Beaten Path

  • Woodland Walk Trail - One Hour Return...

    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...

  • Cockatoo Walk Trail 17.5 km

    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...

  • From the top of the hill!!! Beautiful...

    Its form the Top of the hill where the carved statue of Zeus is here.. but unfortunately i dun have the Zeus statue photo with me now...


Yanchep Sports & Outdoors

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    Arena Joondalup

    by keeweechic Written May 15, 2005

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    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.

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Yanchep General

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  • Beautiful Parklands & Picnic Areas

    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...

  • Koalas Born After 35 Days - Joeys

    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...

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