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Wymans Hike
3.3 km circuit
1h to 1h 30 min
Yanchep Rose Trail Loop
12.3 km circuit
3h to 5h
Yanchep Rose Trail Loop
12.3 km
Circuit

Run
1h 15 min to 2h 30 min

Walk
3h to 5h

Starting from the McNess House Visitor Centre, Yanchep National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Rose Walking Trail. Yanchep National Park is located around 50 kilometres north of Perth, and is known for its many caves, natural bushland area and large kangaroo and koala populations. Kangaroo sightings are almost a certainty in the early morning and evening, and they tend to congregate on the open grass near the park's picnic and BBQ facilities. Koalas can be seen in abundance at the Koala Viewing Area, a 240-metre boardwalk through the bushland. As well as the kangaroos and koalas, visitors may be fortunate enough to spot some of the area's native birdlife, such as the short-billed black cockatoo. The Rose Walking Trail meanders through the coastal plain vegetation, passing by historic bunkers and offering panoramic views from the sea to the scarp. The limestone outcrops punctuate the extensive wildflower displays in spring. At the beginning of the hike the trail passes Cabaret Cave, Perth's only 'venue cave' for hire, which was used in the 1930's to provide a secret dinner and dance location for Perth's rich and famous. After crossing Wanneroo Road and walking through bushland for a while, the trail passes a couple of bunkers from World War II, which make for an unexpected sight in this scenery. A bit further ahead, a rocky elevation provides great views of the area. There is a lookout which offers views across the coastal plain, which in spring is covered in wildlfowers, including the Yanchep Rose for which this trail is named. The middle of the trail meets up and briefly follows the Coastal Plains Trail through a nice grove of trees, before starting to turn back towards the final section of the loop. The trail is a fairly flat bush track with some sandy and rocky sections, requiring a moderate level of fitness. The trail has markers with the native Yanchep Rose emblem and is easy to navigate. After the walk, you may choose to stay on and enjoy a cup of tea or even a late lunch at the Tea Rooms, enjoy a drink in the beer garden at the Yanchep Inn, or perhaps continue exploring the beautiful National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Caves
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Cabaret Cave
Henry White Oval camp site
McNess House Visitors Centre sign
Radar Bunkers viewpoint
Viewpoint lookout

Places & Areas
Australia
Australia/Perth Time Zone
City of Wanneroo
Western Australia
Yanchep
Yanchep National Park


Yardie Gorge Trail
2.4 km return
45min to 1h 30 min
Yardie Gorge Trail
2.4 km
Return

Walk
45min to 1h 30 min

Starting from the carpark at the end of Yardie Creek Road, Cape Range National Park, this walk takes you along the creek's edge then up along the northern side of the gorge via the Yardie Nature Walk and Yardie Gorge Trail. The first part of the trail is known as the Yardie Nature Walk. The trail runs alongside Yardie Creek as it makes its way to the high gorge walls further along. This first stretch of the walk is on a wide, wheelchair-friendly trail that makes it accessible for all visitors. Several vantage points give excellent views of the gorge, the creek mouth and Ningaloo Reef. There is seating located along the trail for visitors to rest and enjoy the contrasting colours of the surrounding landscape. The Yardie Nature Walk ends as the gorge walls start to rise. The Yardie Gorge Trail is initially an easy walk but becomes more difficult as you ascend the range. Following a series of white marker poles, the trail passes multiple vantage points looking down into the creek. The trail crosses a series of smaller side gorges, requiring some mild scrambling to traverse. The Yardie Gorge Trail ends just as the creek bends, with a sign marking the end of the walk. Returning back along the gorge, walkers can see the course of Yardie Creek as it heads towards the ocean filled with water. This is a moderately challenging walk, with a mix of a gentle walking along the creek's edge, and occasionally steep ascents and descents in and out of the side gorges. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and carry plenty of drinking water. This walk is best done on cooler days, and preferably early in the morning. Avoid doing this walk on very hot days. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Points of Interest
Boat Cruise departure point - Yardie Creek
Picnic Area - Yardie Gorge
Yardie Creek
Yardie Creek cliff viewpoint lookout
Yardie Gorge Trail Start
Yardie Nature Walk viewpoint lookout

Places & Areas
Australia
Australia/Perth Time Zone
Cape Range National Park
Lyndon-Minilya Rivers
Shire Of Exmouth
Western Australia




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