Yanchep National Park offers you a choice of nine interesting walk trails ranging in length from 500 metres to 55 kilometres. Along the way you will witness spectacular scenery and panoramic views from the sea to the scarp. Choose a walk trail to suit your personal level of fitness and time frame. See collapsed cave systems, gorges, pristine coastal wetlands, beautiful lakes, or haunted historic remains. Appreciate the diverse range of trees including Banksia, Tuart, Marri, Stunted Jarrah, Sheoak and Paperbark. During spring kangaroo paws and cat paws are in flower and during July and August, the Yanchep Rose and the Parrot Bush are in full flower. Animal and bird watchers can follow the Carnaby Black Cockatoo or seek out the Black-glove Wallaby and Quenda (bandicoots). Gain an insight into Aboriginal culture following the Yaberoo Budjara trail which is based on Yellagonda, (a significant local Nyoongar elder) and his people's movements in the area. Longer walking trails such as the three and a half day Coastal Plain Walk provides facilities including huts, water tanks and bush toilets. Yanchep National Park is just 45 minutes north of Perth. Trail maps are available from the visitor centre.
Yanchep National Park is the perfect place to experience a true Aussie environment in a pristine, national park. Visitors can experience Aboriginal culture (subject to availability), participate in a cave tour and admire heritage architecture, Australian flora and fauna including kangaroos and koalas, walk along the park's trails, enjoy a picnic in the natural surrounds or dine at one of the park's dining facilities. Crystal Cave is open daily for tours and the park offers a choice of nine interesting walk trails ranging in length from 500 metres to 55 kilometres. See collapsed cave systems, gorges, pristine coastal wetlands, or haunted historic remains. Choose a walk trail to suit your fitness level and time frame. For a unique experience, book your special occasion at Cabaret Cave, Perth's only cave for hire. This purpose-modified natural cave is visually amazing, acoustically sensational and naturally air-conditioned. Cabaret Cave has been used for functions since the 1930s, and caters to up to 200 people. If looking at an extended stay, take advantage of Yanchep Inn's luxury accommodation and get an after-dark view of some of Australia's amazing fauna.
Yanchep National Park - Aboriginal Experience is located 45 minutes drive north of Perth city and offers the opportunity for visitors to interact with Indigenous staff, participate in cultural activities and learn a little more about the diversity of traditional Aboriginal culture. Their cultural activities engage the audience, encourage participation, inform, entertain and share the richness of Australian aboriginal culture in a real aboriginal experience. The National Park environment provides a unique setting for cultural activities and specially built performance areas have been developed to accommodate Indigenous tours. These include "Wangi Mia" the main semi-enclosed performance area; Balga Mia an open air area with demonstration Mia shelters constructed near the Koala enclosure. The Heritage listed Gloucester Lodge also provides an additional all-weather venue for larger groups. Yanchep National Park also offers daily tours of Crystal Cave, and boat tours on Lake Wagardu. Enjoy barbecue and picnic facilities, row boat hire (seasonal), scenic walk trails, koalas, kangaroos and an abundance of other native animals and plants.
Crystal Cave in Yanchep National Park exhibits a multitude of incredible stalagmites which you can view as you wander amongst the picturesque lakes. Take a tour of this magical limestone cave and learn all about the formation of this, and hundreds of other caves, throughout the national park. Tours of the cave take place several times each day, weather pending. It is advisable to call the park before your arrival to confirm the tour is running and you need to book onto a tour at least fifteen minutes before it commences to avoid disappointment. Yanchep National Park is just under an hour's drive north of Perth and features a wide range of attractions. Explore the park's wetlands known as Loch McNess or take the opportunity to participate in an Aboriginal cultural experience. The area comes alive with colour during wildflower season.
The Ghost House Walk Trail takes you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural history of the wilderness areas in Yanchep National Park, an hour north of Perth. The moderate 9.2 kilometre loop Top Trail allows trail users to encounter the sights and sounds of the pristine wetlands and discover the historic remains of the 'Ghost House'. Join the trail via the board-walked Wetlands Trail. Pristine wetlands, tuart forest, Banksia woodlands and coastal heath provide plenty of interest and variety. The trail ends at Cabaret Cave and is a short walk back to the hub of Yanchep where you can stop for a coffee, refreshing ale or lunch. One of the draw cards of Yanchep is the koala boardwalk. Koalas are fussy eaters and only eat certain types of eucalyptus leaves. On the trail you pass through the koala feed plantation. Turn this into a two-day walk by taking your swag and spending a night under the stars at Shapcotts campsite, nestled under a grove of grand old Tuart trees. Yanchep National Park is a hub of walk trails of varying length and difficulty. Please sign in and out before adventuring on the longer trails.
Chocolate Drops is a specialty Chocolate Shop and Tearooms, located within the picturesque Yanchep National Park and is a chocolate haven which integrates with the historic and cultural surroundings. We are now in our fourth year of creating unique quality handmade chocolates with a real Australian focus. Our tearooms provide a nostalgic atmosphere; the menu is carefully selected from homemade recipes and a back to basics concept in keeping with the old fashioned influence. Chocolate Drops have developed recipes that produce light, nutritional and satisfying meals. The selection of infusion teams compliments the tearooms identity alongside the creative coffee and hot chocolate beverages. Freshly squeezed fruit juices are available using local grown produce. Experience the atmosphere of 'stepping back in time' together with the staff who are all uniformed in an 'olde-worlde' style outfit, while listening to nostalgic, classical or Australian music compositions. Take in the scenery of Wagardu Lake and the often flamboyant behaviour of the Yanchep National Parks wildlife. A truly unique atmosphere.